Justin Leov Announces His Retirement From World Cup Racing

Trek World Racing team rider, and New Zealand National Champ Justin Leov announces his retirement from World Cup Racing

For a number of months now he has been preparing to announce that this season will be his last on the World Cup DH circuit. This is his 10th season and his career includes many highlights such as three World Cup podiums, winning some US national events, Crankworx Garbanzo, and importantly having a major impact on the careers of Aaron Gwin and has compatriots Sam Blenkinsop, Cam Cole and Brook MacDonald.

Justin said: “I’ve given this a lot of thought and for me there’s no question that this is the time to announce my retirement. The sport has given me a great 10 years, and these last 4 with Trek World Racing have been the real highlight. There are other things for me to do and both me and my wife Tory are looking forward to the future. I’ll be giving it my all for the next races and aiming for the best results possible, I’ll always be a super competitive and committed person but for now it’s time to turn these traits to another life.”

In his last practice run before the final Justin smashed a tree with his left hand and raced the final with a suspected broken finger. The damage was evident but x-rays later confirmed he escaped serious injury and is off to Highland Park, NH, next week to race.

Team Owner Martin Whiteley said: “While I’ve known for some time that this will be Justin’s last year on the circuit, the public confirmation of it doesn’t come any easier. Justin is an integral member of the team, a hugely talented rider, and an amazing mate and team mate. We will savour every week we have with him for the remainder of this year and then wish him well in his new chapter in lifer. We are truly indebted to Justin and all he has given us, the team and this sport”.

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