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Video: Behind the Scenes of Fort William with Greg Minnaar & the Norco Race Division - Just Getting Started EP1

May 10, 2024 at 21:01
by Norco Bicycles  


Words: Norco Bikes
Photos: Nathan Hughes
Videography: Alex Rankin, Callum Philpott, Joe Simkins, Matt Staggs
Editing: Thomas Sandell


The first weekend of UCI World Cup racing certainly did not disappoint! For the new Norco Race Division, there were some major ups and downs, and with our film crew on hand to capture all the excitement and drama of the weekend, you’ll get to see it firsthand.

In this episode, you’ll get your first glimpse behind the scenes of the team in Fort William, Scotland. An unfiltered view into the life chosen by the team riders and their support network, with access to the emotions, tribulations, and passion for the sport.

Dropping just days after each race of the season, these short films will provide an intimate picture of World Cup racing, giving you an exclusive look into the dedication, grit, and teamwork required to compete at the highest level.

Stay tuned.


Photographer Nathan Hughes

Photographer Nathan Hughes

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Photographer Nathan Hughes
Photographer Nathan Hughes

Photographer Nathan Hughes

Photographer Nathan Hughes

Photographer Nathan Hughes
Photographer Nathan Hughes

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Photographer Nathan Hughes

Photographer Nathan Hughes


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28 Comments
  • 35 0
 Norco picked some amazing people to support this year. Gregg is, as always, professionalism embodied, even with a dangling arm. Lucas is a gem eh, talk about stratospherically buoyant. Gracey's reaction to 16th is making me think I should move all my fantasy pick money to her... Looking forward to the next episode.
  • 22 1
 Kudo's to the Norco Marketing team. Certainly leading the pack when it comes to creating content that draws attention to the brand.
  • 6 5
 But did you buy a bike?
  • 4 11
flag bendrew (May 11, 2024 at 14:59) (Below Threshold)
 what team lol they got canned
  • 8 0
 @yakimonti: hell yes! Norco is tried and true
  • 1 1
 @Jaybirdy: Ditto. But because they are so cheap Smile Aluminum models especially
  • 5 0
 @yakimonti: I have six Norco's.
  • 11 0
 Gutted for the team on their first race of the season. Mental fortitude to bounce back, but that’s what champions do. You don’t win DH races with smooth sailing. You gotta grind out those wins. Keep grinding guys!! We’re with you!!
  • 13 0
 There's something special about this team. Heal up and I predict Gracey will get a win soon on a gnarly enough track
  • 10 0
 New favorite team. Gracie is going to crush it long term. Ride or Die tattoo = committed. Heal up Greg and Lucas.
  • 8 1
 I admit I had the wrong idea of this team, not sure what I was thinking but it's an awesome group. Bummer the way things started, but it also provides an opportunity to show what they're made of (though they're already showing that in ep 1).

Also, Kathy Sessler is just the best, hurts a bit to see both her and Minnaar back together but not with Santa Cruz. When they had Greg, Peaty, Rat Boy, and Sessler, greatest f'ing DH team of all time.
  • 6 0
 Great video. Sad to see them crash. Wish them a speedy recovery. What a great team!
  • 5 1
 As if we needed more evidence that Greg is the kindest person in the sport. Amazing job Norco, you’ve got three beauties representing your brand. Heal up soon Lucas and Greg!
  • 4 2
 I love how everything came together, the hype is real. I'm sure they are all frustrated with Fort William but that event is behind them and now its time for the magic, go gett'em
  • 3 0
 The Life We Chose, a perfect title, means something to all of us probably. Regardless of the injuries we face, we get stronger and come back for more.
  • 4 0
 I will sponsor you Lucas Cruz. Heal up friend
  • 2 0
 As much as I love that raw frame, the fade on those new DH protos looks pretty dope
  • 1 0
 I wish you all the best. I really like this team and how you have built the support around them. i wish you the best in 2024.
  • 2 0
 So gutted for Lucas, this team sure seems to have something special behind it, I see good things in the future for them all.
  • 3 0
 Hype is real
  • 2 0
 "Best sport in the world though..." Y'all are legends
  • 2 0
 If Norco wins a male elite world cup DH round, I'll buy one
  • 2 0
 it will all come good...what a team.
  • 2 0
 Only up from here
  • 2 0
 Nice!!
  • 3 5
 Between Gracie and Greg the more exciting one to watch is the newcomer. I would not be picking Greg for the Dh fantasy league for Poland. Just saying.
  • 2 4
 Just getting *injured*
  • 2 5
 «Send it» = sending young people to a lifetime of rehabilitation.







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