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Trek's teams boast seven wins so far

By:
Dave McElwaine in Fontana, California
Published:
April 01, 2009, 0:00 BST,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 18:14 BST
Edition:
MTB news & racing round-up for April 01, 2009
Mathias and Lukas Fluckiger (Trek World Racing)

Mathias and Lukas Fluckiger (Trek World Racing)

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In the first six weeks of its 2009 season, Trek's racing programs counted seven wins including Rene...

In the first six weeks of its 2009 season, Trek's racing programs counted seven wins including Rene Wildhaber's win of the Urge Kenya enduro downhill, an Under 23 Pan American championship, a stage win at the Cape Epic and two consecutive wins at the Maxxis Cup.

This weekend, Trek World Racing's cross country brothers Mathias and Lukas Flückiger rode to victory during the final stage 7 of South Africa's Cape Epic. After finishing second place in stage 3, the Flückiger brothers rode hard despite mechanical setbacks to finish a respectable eighth place overall. The brothers were happy with their performance at a race that they had considered a "training ride" from the start.

"To cross the finish line with my brother is so much more meaningful than crossing the line by myself, and that's what I really like about the Cape Epic format," said Lukas. "I'll be back for sure."

In the same race, Trek's Bart Brentjens Mountain Bike Racing Team claimed second place overall thanks to Dutch marathon legend Bart Brentjens and Australian national champion Chris Jongewaard. Trek - Brentjens also earned second place in stage 5 and victory in stage 6.

Riding for Trek Store Toronto and Canada, Emily Batty won the Under 23 women's Pan American cross country championship in Chile. The 21-year-old Batty finished a solid seven minutes ahead of the competition.

Trek World Racing's Tracy Moseley hasn't missed a beat in gravity competitions. In the Maxxis Cup rounds in Vaigo and Gouveia, she smashed the field and put in times that would put many an elite male rider to shame.

Finally, Trek World Racing's Justin Leov nailed it on his home turf to overcome former teammate Sam Blenkinsop and claim the New Zealand National Championship downhill title. In what is fast becoming a winter training grounds for the world's fastest downhillers, Leov ruled the roost.

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