Kovarik takes NMBS #1


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Chris Kovarik riding in his brand new Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense gear tore the field apart today at Fontana for round 1 of the NMBS US National series. Chris won by a convincing 2 1/2 seconds over 2nd place rider Santa Cruz Syndicates Nathan Rennie and 3rd place Yeti rider Justin Leov. Fontana layed out a pretty physical and technical course testing the riders skills and fitness. Kovarik looked visibly faster in the rock sections hitting all his lines and carrying good momentum, then put the power down on his Intense M6 on the flat challenging bottom section known as ‘the wall’ to take 1st Place. Chris has been recovering from an ankle injury that happened a month ago during a photo shoot. This was Chris’ first time back on his downhill bike and so a great start back to the beginning of many podiums for Chris and Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense for the 2008 World Cup Curcuit.

I would personally like to thank Chris for all his hard work and dediction he has put in over the winter in preperation for this season.

Nigel Page. All pictures provided by Kathy Sessler

1st Chris KOVARIK Chain Reaction Cycles/Intense  2.19.6
2nd Nathan RENNIE Santa Cruz Syndicate  2.22.2
3rd Justin LEOV Yeti/Fox  2.24.6
4th Sam BLENKENSOP Yeti/Fox  2.25.1
5th Cameron COLE Maxxis  2.25.3
6th Duncan RIFFLE Cannondale  2.25.5
7th Waylon SMITH  2.26.5
8th Luke STROBEL Maxxis  2.26.6
9th Jared RANDO Giant  2.26.7
10th Oscar SAIZ Giant  2.27.1

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