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Blenkinsop @

New Zealander
Date of birth:
10 / 10 / 1988
Wanganui, New Zealand
Christchurch, New Zealand
6' 1"
176 lbs

14320Sam Blenkinsop

2017 UCI DH World Cup - France

14322Sam Blenkinsop

Timeless style - Sam sideways in Switzerland 2017

Years riding: 15 years
Years racing: 11 years
Series:  UCI DH World Cup Series, Crankworx World Tour, select Enduro World Series

Sponsors: Norco Bicycles, 100% Goggles, Sram, Rockshox, Kenny, Bluegrass, Novatec, Five Ten, Schwalbe, HT, Diety, E-Thirteen, Camelbak

What is your most exciting win?
–Schladming World Cup, 2008

What is your favorite race / venue?
– Cairns, Australia.  Feels like you’re on vacation relaxing on a tropical island.

Other hobbies other than cycling?
– Skiing, motocross and surfing.

Who is your favorite athlete from any sport?
– Travis Pastrana

What is your definition of success?
– Being able to have fun and make a living doing that.

How did you make it to where you are today?
– My family, all the race teams that believed in me and hard work. 

Who has been the most influential person in your career?
– There are many people but mostly my teammates I’ve had over the years such as Justin Leov, Cam Cole, Loic Bruni and Aaron Gwin as well as my girlfriend Alysha. 

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
– I love fishing, nothing like pulling in a big fish!

Current vehicle?
– Toyota Hiace van

Favorite music?
– Bit of everything

Favorite movie?
– Eddie the Eagle

Favorite tv show?
– ITM fishing show