I have been a part of Trek Racing Australia for 6 months and in that 6 months I Raced in the 2015 MTBA National Championships and the National Series. With all the support they have been giving me through the season I am now National Champion and Series Champion. Their support has been so amazing and I feel so privileged to be in the team.

I have always loved to ride my bike since the age of 2, and I discovered Mountain Biking in 2011 through a friend and then went on to join the local Mansfield MTB Club.
I fell in love with the sport and I started competing in cross country endurance races around Victoria. I competed in my first MTB National series and Championships in 2013, and won the series in the U15ā€™s category, winning 9 from 9 races in the XCO and XCE events.

What I love about Mountain Biking is that when I ride I feel so happy and free and everything else leaves my mind, it is also such a friendly sport, and the race locations are always so beautiful and I love the opportunities to travel around Australia, Iā€™m now looking forward to the possibility of traveling overseas next year to compete in my first World Championships, and now I have the support I need.

Knowing that I can go to an event and have so much help and support from everyone part of the team is such a great feeling. It is definitely one big happy family.

Also having some athletes who are at the top, in the team is very inspirational for me, and being able to talk to them and ask questions about racing and anything around it, having them give me tips on different things has definitely made me a better rider. My goals are to get to where they are, and having them there makes it feel possible.

Twitter: @Kian_GinjaNinja
DOB: 13/3/1999
HEIGHT: 6ā€™ 1ā€
WEIGHT: 68
YEARS RACING: 4
CLUB: Mansfield Mt. Buller Cycling Club
BIKE(s): Trek Superfly 9.9, Trek Domane Five Series
HOMETOWN: Ancona
CURRENTLY RESIDING: Ancona Victoria
DISCIPLINE(s): Cross country and Marathon
AUSSIE RANKING: 1 (under 17)
YEARS WITH TARGET TREK: 6 months

Discipline:

XCO

State:

VIC