Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast


Laurie Greenland – The Laid-Back Professional

April 21, 2020

Laurie Greenland might surprise you. He has always been one of the most exciting riders to watch, and the 2019 season saw him take his first world cup elite win at Val Di Sole, but behind his laid-back persona is a super focussed, driven and hard-working athlete. Recently we sat down to chat about his childhood, and his racing career so far. We find out more about the big changes that Laurie made to his riding style and setup in 2019, along with what else he’s been working on heading into the 2020 season. We also compare that winning Val Di Sole run to his 2016 world champs silver medal run at the same venue. Laurie is a rider who always looks like he’s having a lot of fun, but as you’ll find out, he’s not shy of putting in the hard work to get to where he wants to be. So scroll down and hit play to listen to this episode with Laurie Greenland.

You can follow Laurie on Instagram @lauriegreenland_

To find the old Dirt videos that we talked about in the episode, head here for Fabien and here for Josh.

This month the podcast is supported by CushCore. I’ve been riding CushCore for over a year now and I love the changes it makes to the way my bike rides. It’s more damped, carries momentum better through the rough stuff, and has more support in the turns. CushCore really does help you go bigger, corner harder and ride faster with total confidence! Check out their products, including the awesome new Bead Dropper tyre lever at cushcore.com. You can find our previous episode with CushCore founder and inventor Adam Krefting here.

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