Recent out of Juniors, Jordan Williams from the South West of the UK conquered Lenzerheide to take his first elite downhill World Cup win.
The transition from Junior to Elite couldn’t have gone smoother for Jordan Williams, who took his first elite win within the first race of his first season within the senior class at Lenzerheide. Williams isn’t any stranger to podiums; in any case, he’s the 2022 Junior Downhill World Champ, has a number of Junior DH World Cup and nationwide wins, and his fierce rivalry with Jackson Goldstone which continues up from junior to elite can’t assist however be one thing of a motivating issue. He’s additionally been named on the British downhill mountain bike squad for the upcoming biking world championships.
We caught up with him shortly to get his view on the win, the brand new downhill format, and his targets for the season forward.
Congratulations on the superior Lenzerheide outcome! How did you’re feeling going into the race?
Thanks! I felt tremendous relaxed and calm, and I knew I used to be driving rather well.
There gave the impression to be loads of crashes taking place that spherical – why do you assume that was? Simply the same old season begin?
I feel as a result of it was spherical one, everybody was getting used to every part, and in addition pushing actually arduous as a result of it was the primary race, so some folks simply bought caught out.
What do you make of the brand new format? With the semi finals, there’s important a complete further race over the weekend.
I feel it’s good as a result of in the event you crash in your race run, or get a puncture, you may nonetheless have good factors from the semi and qualifying.
Your time was 2m44 within the semi finals, and 2m39 within the finals – the place did you discover that further time and velocity? You regarded very clean and composed on observe.
Truthfully, I don’t know, as a result of I felt like I pushed arduous within the semi. I simply wanted that race run feeling to have the ability to push that further little bit of velocity out.
Was it your determination to experience the outdated Specialised Demo bike? Did you may have a selection between the prototype and the manufacturing bikes?
It wasn’t my selection, however I do know the outdated bike may be very quick and I do know it was a motorbike that wouldn’t be altering and growing so I may get used to it shortly.
How are you discovering the transfer from juniors to elite, and the transfer to Specialised?
Coming from juniors to elite is method higher for me as a result of I really feel method much less careworn about every part, and all I have to do is put down the very best run I can. The transfer to Specialised has been wonderful; it’s a dream crew for me and the folks on the crew are the very best! I find it irresistible.
What are your targets for the season forward?