At the 2009 Junior World Championships in Canberra, New Zealand's Brook Macdonald stormed the hill to take the gold medal and make his first dent in the world of international mountain bike racing.
Racing since 2006, Brook is definitely on the up and up in the downhill scene and starting to make it big. In 2011, he scored two third place finishes on the UCI World Cup circuit in both Canada and on the famed Fort William track in Scotland. He also took the title at the iXS European Downhill Cup round in Todtnau. And it just keeps on getting better and better.
Riding for Trek World Racing Team, Brook's 2013 started as he meant to go on; the young Kiwi was again standing on the podium with a silver at the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in the Downhill category at Fort William, UK. But after a season of promise, Brook had to retire early due to a shoulder injury and had to undergo surgery.
Having made a good recovery, Brook's sights are now set on bagging the overall UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, but he's being careful not to get ahead of himself. "I'm definitely going to take it one race at a time because of my injury but I'm feeling pretty confident going into this season," says Brook. "One of my goals is to win overall but I'll just take it as it comes..."Read more