Name: Mahieu Romain Racing number: #100 Hometown: SQY, France Elite Men UCI World Cup Ranking 2018: 4th
Being in the top 10 in the UCI World Cup Ranking, what's your goal for the last two rounds in SDE? Romain Mahieu: We are pretty tight in points with Twan, so the goal will be to keep that 4th place in the ranking. Which means being in the mains and doing my best to get a podium.
Is the Olympic qualifying period on your mind when you're doing races after 1 September? Romain Mahieu: Well, of course we all think about it now. But it doesn’t really change anything for me. I’m just gonna go to every race the same way I was going earlier this year.
What's the best section on the track in Santiago del Estero? Romain Mahieu: I like the pro set. There is nothing big but you have to be clean and smooth.
How long is your travel from home to Rounds 7&8 in Argentina? Romain Mahieu: Hm, very long... I don’t really know exactly haha. I’d say more than 20 hours!
What is your best result on that SDE track up until now?
Jake Seeley gives us the breakdown of his Madera / Sunday build while unpacking and building up his bike after arriving in LA. Jake reveals how he keeps his Madera Bantam cranks spinning extra smooth for crankflips and he shares his new white Sunday Seeley pegs which are his best pegs yet..
My crash down the Virginia Tech arch from my "440 Volts" video part. I'm glad I don't remember this, it looks like it hurt a lot. Yes I tried to pull up No I am not gonna try it again. Yes I am aware that this was stupid. Yes I was wearing a helmet, it broke and fell off.
Having a large backyard has always been a dream of me. Not for the space, just to be able to build your own dirt spot, they way you want it. On 20 square meters you can't build much but luckily we've got some dirt spots close by which works. The Bensink family over in Voorst do have a dirt jump park built in their backyard and Philip and I paid a visit last Saturday. Unfortunately Niels wasn't present himself as he was racing in China so the big jumps did not see any riding but still the pump track section of the spot was good fun. Building and maintaining a dirt spot is hard work. You've got to love it otherwise it doesn't make sense having your own spot. More time is spent with the shovel in hand than the grips of your handlebars riding it. But then again, you are in control of what you're
Results "Qiansen trophy" Aohan Station China - 15 Sep 2018 Elite Men: 1 313 KIMMANN Niek NED 60 2 4 HARMSEN Joris NED 45 3 8 VAN DER BURG Dave NED 40 4 1 ANDRE Sylvain FRA 35 5 202 VAN DE GROENENDAAL Kevin NED 30 6 69 GODET Damien FRA 25 7 247 TE HIKO Brandon AUS 20