No surprises that Greg Minnaar makes it into Pinkbike‘s Greatest Riders of the Decade. The 2k20 season will in fact see Greg enter his Forth Decade racing at the top of the sport having first raced World Cups in the late ’90s.
There were probably a number of fans who believed Greg Minnaar was nearing the end of his racing career at the midpoint of this decade, but the South African simply refused to listen. Riders don’t come more legendary than Greg and he continues to teach the younger riders a lesson in how to win DH races. Taking an impressive 29 podiums and 12 victories across the past ten years, he has retained his reputation as a constant threat. You can never write off Greg Minnaar.
Although he hasn’t managed to score any World Cup overall titles since 2010, he has managed three second and two third-place finishes. Greg has also seen plenty of success at the World Championships with two rainbow jerseys in 2012 and 2013. More recently, he was still on the podium at this year’s World Championships with a fifth place in Mont-Sainte-Anne. Greg also gave his hand at racing the EWS and in 2013, he finished third in Val d’Allos.
The bottom line is that despite fierce competition from Gwin, Minnaar has earned and retained the title of the most successful World Cup racer of all time this decade. He earned the majority of his 21 wins in the 2010s and doesn’t seem to be slowing down as he enters his fourth decade of elite racing.
One of the most exciting seasons of the UCI MTB DH World Cup is coming up in less than 10 weeks. The riders have two months to prepare as they return for the season kick-off on 21/22 March, 2020. Meanwhile check the O’NEAL 2K20 Bike Collection
2020 UCI MTB-World Cup Schedule:
21. – 22. March Lousã, Portugal
2. – 3. May Maribor, Slowenien
9. – 10. May Lošinj, Kroatien
- 6. – 7. June Fort William, Schottland
20. – 21. June Vallnord, Andorra
- 22. – 23. August Mont-Sainte-Anne, Kanada
5. – 6. September World Championships – Leogang, Österreich
12. – 13. September Val di Sole, Italien
19. – 20. September Les Gets, Frankreich
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