Irish Downhill Champ Jacob Dickson opened his 2019 account with an impressive third overall at the Windrock Pro GRT in the USA.
In what was a stacked field of riders and an incredibly wet and muddy day of racing, Giant Off Road’s Dickson took the third step of the podium behind Loris Vergier and Charlie Harrison.
“I really enjoyed racing this track,” said Dickson, who rode his new Glory Advanced team bike and wore Giant Shuttle shoes to help tame the mud.
“It was hard, physical. Coming into some of the muddiest sections I felt like I was going to come to a stop.
“I was hoping others were feeling the same way. I’m really enjoying the new bike setup. It all makes it easy when you’re loving it.”
The Tennessee event marked the opening round of the 2019 USA Cycling Pro Downhill Series.
The podium result is sure to fire up Dickson ahead of next month’s opening round of the UCI MTB World Cup in Maribor, Slovakia on April 27/28.