From a dry, dusty, EWS win one week to a muddy, wet World Cup DH win the next. Martin Maes makes history.
Coming off his win at the Whistler EWS, Martin Maes headed to the La Bresse DH World Cup to get back up to speed on the DH bike in time for World Champs. And up-to-speed he was.
Martin knew he could do quite well on the course and a top ten finish would be his goal. Come race day, wet conditions would put some riders off their game but Martin kept it clean and fast. As each racer came down course it was clear that Martin would finish in the top ten. But it wasn't until the final rider, Amaury Pierron, came across the line to confirm that Martin Maes had just made a new type of history. Back to back wins in EWS and DH.
Pure talent. A true champion.
"This was UNEXPECTED. The best win of my career by far. Coming in to the race, my biggest dream was to get in the top 5. When I walked the track on Wednesday I knew that I had the possibilities to do something good. A lot of tight corners which you have to carry a lot of speed and be precise on your bike.I can’t thank enough GT Bicycles for their trust since the very beginning and all the people behind it. It still feels completely unreal... Beyond proud to put the new GT Fury where she deserves to stand, on top!"
- Martin Maes, GT Factory Racing
"The last few weeks have been some of the best in my career. Martin is writing history with his back to back EWS and WC win! He’s taking gravity racing to the next level. Anything can happen with World Championships and 2 more EWS races around the corner. To be continued...!"
- Mark Maurissen, GT Factory Racing Team Manager
Martin, we could not be more proud of you. Congratulations from everyone in your GT family!
Learn more about the EWS winning 2019 Force and the World Cup winning 2019 Fury at lts.gtbicycles.com.