We spent some time 'Getting To Know'
Francisco Pardal back in March. Since then the Portuguese powerhouse has recovered from breaking both wrists in a crash and having two successful surgeries. Les Gets is Fran's second Crankworx event and he seeded 39th place in the downhill today after a sliding out near the finish. It will take more than that to dampen his spirits as he's one of the friendliest faces in the paddock, always a big smile and always holding the fantasy throttle wide open on the track. Fran is a privateer and runs his own program with individual sponsors including Commencal, Fox Shox, Shimano, Maxxis, Fox Head, New Race, Renthal, DMR, Ti-springs, RedBull Portugal, 100%, Speedfreak and Louzan Bike Park.
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