There's been a fellow out on the World cup Circuit the last couple of years who has had us scratching our heads a little. He's been lapping the course in a bright yellow kit with the word Hawaii prominently emblazoned on it. That got us thinking is the guy from Hawaii? Sponsored by a state-run team? What's his affiliation with Hawaii? Two days ago in the course preview, I used a photo of this guy on one of the climbs for scale, and someone else noticed it as well. So we went looking for him after short track and had a quick chat with the man.
Meet Martin Loo, he's not from Hawaii. Nowhere near it. Turns out Martin Loo is from Estonia. So the kit then? Martin rides for an Estonian shop called Hawaii Express. Martin has been racing the world cup for around five years now. But the eye-catching kit was a new addition last year. Martin has been making strides all season and currently sits in 22nd in the overall. When asked where he would like to be sitting by season's end? "Inside the top twenty for sure, But I'd like to break the top sixteen." Is there a track that you think would be best suited for that result, the response was quick. "Why not this one?" Martin is proving to be an interesting one to watch. Good luck tomorrow Martin Loo, and for the rest of the season. We will keep cheering you on from outside the tape. But we might keep shouting "yeah Hawaii! Get it!" Look for him tomorrow in the live broadcast, You can't miss that bright yellow kit.