Podcast: Andrew Neethling Chats with Downhill Racing Legend, Jurgen Beneke

Sep 10, 2020
by Andrew Neethling  
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Jurgen Beneke is a legend in the Sport of Downhill and MTB. He was a pioneer of the sport and won the first official Downhill World Cup Series in Dh in 1993.  We talk about origins of the sport, sneaking alcohol into Norway to pay for racing and just so much more.  He feels he is also one of the luckiest riders alive escaping many crashes along the way. He has launched a fundraiser and campaign to give back to those riders that weren't so lucky.  He urges everyone that has had a lucky escape and we all know we have to donate $10 for every crash to a
GOFUNDME page.  He is also auctioning off his Manitou Frame and 1993 World Cup leaders jersey , so click the link to own a piece of MTB history.  FUNDRAISER LINK . All funds will go to Wings for Life. Watch the full Video for the fundraiser story HERE


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 Great listen for those of us who grew up with the evolution of DH racing. It’d be a great listen for the younger crowd as well. Unreal how bad the bikes were versus the bikes of today, and how gnarly the tracks were. I don’t know how those guys survived.

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