When Rob Welch was diagnosed with degeneration of the patella it changed things, but for him and his riding, it opened up a whole world of new possibilities, and as he says in his own words, it was a blessing in disguise and the fire is still burning.
The TransCR has taken riders away from it all into the middle of the Costa Rican jungle. After a wild bus ride, racers had one stage to race, and one thing's for sure, they've got some incredible riding in store for the coming days.
The first contest of the year for most saw the level of competition exceed what the organsiers, riders, and audience expected as athletes headed to London for Air to the Throne. Here's what went down during the event.