The 2023 UCI Downhill MTB World Cup season has been an absolute whirlwind of heart-racing action and jaw-dropping displays of skill, thanks to the powerhouse trio of the Norco Factory Team - Gracey Hemstreet, Lucas Cruz, and Mark Wallace, made up of dedication, unmatched talent, pure grit, and not to mention the fastest race kits on track.
Now THAT is fast.
The team will be gearing up for their descent onto Snowshoe (USA), for their next stop in the second-to-last leg of the 2023 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup before heading back to home soil at Mont-Sainte-Anne.
With the anticipation building, here's a visual recap of the team's recent action-packed season so far.
Mark Wallace keeping things comfortable during track walk in our most breathable jacket-to-date, both on and off the bike.
After packing the essentials in our 6-Day Pro Pants, the (Leo)gang headed to Salzburg, Austria.
Practice makes for a perfect qualifying run.
Good morning, Mordor.
Lucas Cruzin' down the track at Val di Sole, sending it through to qualies and serving up an Italian dust bowl for the viewers.
G-Race started her morning in Andorra with some bike yoga, a killer view and a P.8 by the end of it.
Speedy laps and a P.13 finish for Mark in Andorra.
Gear-check with G-Race.
Loudenvielle provided slippery conditions for the team. Gracey secured a safe run, squeezing into the finals with an impressive 10th place finish.
Les Gets once again lived up to its reputation, delivering an unforgettable event. This year was no exception, with heart-pounding racing and passionate fans. The team fought hard on this leg of the race. Lucas showed remarkable determination, making a strong comeback after his ankle injury, Gracey secured an impressive 11th place finish in the semi-finals, and Mark powered through to secure a top 20 finish on the challenging French track, rounding out the final European stretch of the 2023 World Cup.
Andy Vathis: @andyvathis
Norco Factory Team Riders
Gracey Hemstreet: @graceyhemstreet
Lucas Cruz: @llcruzin
Mark Wallace: @markwallacebike