World Cup Warm-Up – Eliot and Neko Are Back!

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With the first downhill World Cup in Leogang rapidly approaching, I thought it would be a good time to catch up with Eliot and Neko. We sat down to find out what they’ve been up to since we last spoke.

Eliot tells us about his move to Santa Cruz and how he’ll be joining Rob Warner in the commentary booth this season. Neko shares how his preparation for the season has been going, along with talking about the US based racing so far this year. The guys also give their thoughts on the upcoming race season. We did unfortunately have some issues with Neko’s audio which mean it sounds a bit like a zoom call in a few spots. So apologies for that. I’ve bought him a new microphone that is winging it’s way to him right now. That means our post race shows will be all good. This chat got me really excited for the racing that we have in store in 2021. So sit back, hit play and give this episode with Eliot and Neko a listen.

You can follow Eliot on Instagram @eliotjackson and Neko @nekomulally.

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