UCI World Rankings
Silverback Junior Rider, 17-year-old Luke Moir is officially ranked as the number one Junior Boy in the World for the Cross Country Olympic (XCO) Mountain Biking discipline. This is the latest of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) (the world governing body of cycling) World Ranking,
The ranking system is based on races across the World over a year in which riders can earn UCI Points. To ensure fairness, the number of races within an individual country that one can gain points. Also the number of races that you can accumulate points towards your overall score are restricted. Riders can accumulate points from their National Championships, Continental Championships, as well as Junior World Series Races spread across the globe.
A big boost to Luke’s ranking was finishing in 5th place (despite having a puncture in the last lap) at the 2019 World Championships taking place in August in Montreal, Canada.
Luke is hoping to maintain a top 5 ranking during the season in addition to ensuring a front row start at this year’s World Championships held in Albstad, Germany. His main focus is the podium in June and the coveted title of Junior World Champion. Luke’s longer term goals include representing South Africa as an Olympic athlete in the discipline.
However, as a South African competing on the world stage, getting to the start line of internationally ranked races is a challenge on its own. As a matter for fact, Luke gets no assistance from the national federation, it has been the support of family, private donors as well as his sponsors which currently include: Silverback Bikes, Leatt Protective Wear, South Industry Rims, Red Bull, Thule, Enduren, Bike Park Constantia Uitsig and Skullcandy. These brands have assisted Luke in reaching this achievement of top Junior XCO rider in the World.
Parties interested in partnering with Luke on his venture, please contact his agent. Tyrone Rawlins at OneMovement Events and Marketing: firstname.lastname@example.org
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