One of Ireland’s top Junior Downhill talents, Liam Wolfe is chasing the top step of the podium both at home and abroad with Trail Riders IRL Racing.
- Name: Liam Wolfe
- Age: 18
- Hometown: Dublin
- Bike: Cube Two15
- Club: Gravity BC
- The Local: Ticknock Mountain
- Sponsors: Cube Bikes, Troy Lee Designs, Maxi Muscle, DT Swiss, Oakley Goggles, Mudhugger, Leatt
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Posted by Liam Wolfe DH on Sunday, 13 August 2017
Growing up in the shadow of one of Ireland’s mountain bike hubs, Three Rock Mountain, it’s no surprise that at just 18 years of age, Liam already is already a rider to watch for on the Irish scene.
With cousins Dan and Gerard Wolfe guiding his path, the Dublin lad became hooked on MTB from an early age and has gone from strength to strength since.
“I’ve grown up in the MTB scene,” tells Liam. “My cousins Dan and Gerard played a major role in getting me started and it grew from there.
“Racing was always on the agenda and when I went to the National Champs in Carrick back in 2011 I was hooked from there.”
Progressing pretty rapidly, Liam has stayed at the sharp end of the results sheet in every category he’s competed in…
“In Ireland I’ve been able to win three National Medals and I’ve also finished on the podium at every Irish round since 2016, which is cool.”
That consistency paid off and as a result he was given the opportunity to represent Ireland at the European Championships in 2017 — an amazing experience Liam recalls, which created a taste for more.
Although currently in Leaving Cert mode, he’s already enjoyed a winning start to Irish Downhill Champs taking a Junior class victory in Bree.
Adding to that he’s finished 23rd and 16th at the opening two rounds of the British Downhill Series too.
“For 2018 my main focus is on the Irish National Championships,” says Liam. “I took a win in Bree so things are already off to a good start. With Trail Riders IRL Racing I’ve also done the first two rounds of the British series and scored some solid results there too.
“However, also doing the Leaving Cert has been difficult to juggle both, but once my exams are over I should be back on track. I’m also planning to race the World Champs in Lenzerheide, Switzerland at the end of the year, so that will be a big one for me too.”
- Favourite place in Ireland to shred? Ticknock’s very own Dreamtrack
- Dream track to ride? Andorra World Cup
- Who’s your Irish rider for inspiration? Probably Dan Wolfe or Greg Callaghan
- If you could choose only one: Enduro or DH or XC? Downhill definitely!
- How would you describe your riding style in 4 words? Smooth, Precise, Controlled and Fun
- Words to shred by? A bad day on the bike is always better than a good day in the office!
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