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From GT Bicycles: Meet Jessica Blewitt – all of 18 years old and on track to put NZ back on the Downhill World Cup podium.
We caught up with Jess over the last few weeks in Christchurch, NZ, where she’s been studying for a diploma in architecture while juggling training and racing. Her goal is to land consistent top-ten finishes in Elite Women at the 2021 Downhill World Cup.
Her first stop is Red Bull Formation in Utah, followed by the Leogang World Cup to mark her foray into international racing. She will then continue on to Crankworx Les Gets, the EWS at Val di Fassa, followed by more World Cups and EWS races. If all goes to plan we will see her at the DH World Championships. Talk about a committed and varied first season.
Before she jets away, we snapped at the opportunity to see her shred a few local trails and check out her bikes for the season.
Who is Jess?
2018 – First rode a downhill bike
2019 – Entered her first race
2020 – Won Crankworx Rotorua DH (Junior Female 17-18 )
2021 – Crowned 2021 Elite New Zealand National Downhill Champion and MTNZ Overall DH series winner
Featuring: Jessica Blewitt