Last weekend saw the team put in some stunning performances as they kicked off their 2016 season at the 1st rounds of two of the UK’s regional XC Series.
The team were out in force with Lee Gratton at the Welsh XC Series, held at popular trail centre Llandegla, and Jo Clay, Alex Welburn and new signing for 2016, Joe Griffths, heading to Sherwood Pines for the 1st Round of the Midlands XC Series.
At Llandegla, after a winter of hard training, Lee Gratton took to the challenging course and came away with an impressive 2nd place in Elite. Further north at Sherwood Pines, a venue used to start the National XC Series for the past few years, the Men’s Elite race saw a TORQ 1-2 with Alex Welburn taking an impressive win over a minute ahead of new TORQ signing, Joe Griffiths who came in 2nd.
In the Women’s Elite race Jo Clay showed her dominance taking 1st place, an impressive 4 minutes ahead of 2nd place after 1:27 of racing.
Stunning performances from all the team, and all showing great promise just a few weeks ahead of the official start to the season at the 1st Round of the National XC Series in Pembury, South Wales, at the beginning of April.
A big thank you to all our sponsors without whom, we wouldn’t be able do what we do:
Whyte Bikes – 29C Carbon Framesets
Schwalbe – Tyres and Tubeless Equipment
Exposure Lights – Advanced Lighting
SR Suntour – Suspension Forks
Scimitar Sports – Team Clothing
Limar – Ultra light Helmets and Eyewear
Fibrax – Cables and Brake Pads
Lezyne – Pumps, Saddlebags, Tools & Bottle Cages
Fenwick’s Bike – Bike Maintainance
SRAM – Drivetrain, Wheels and Brakes
Raceware – Custom Mounts
Od Designs – Bike Racks
USE – Carbon Finishing Kits
Dry Robe – Changing Robes
Amphibia Bags – Kit Bags
RoadHawk– Action Camera