It’s been a long road, for Alasdair Fey, to get to the 2013 World Champs in Pietermaritzburg South Africa. The past few years haven’t  been easy for the young athlete, but with a bit of help from his friends, he’s made it. Alasdair qualified in the “A” team to represent South Africa later this month, and we asked him about his journey.

Alasdair Pinned at Africa Continental Champs, wearing the colours he's proud to put on again for World Champs.
Alasdair Pinned at Africa Continental Champs, wearing the colours he’s proud to put on again for World Champs.

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“The Santa Cruz Syndicate are proud to announce Greg Minnaar as the new 2012 Downhill World Champion.” That was the official line from the team. Sitting with a bunch of mates and watching it all unfold, I can say that none of us could be more proud for Greg. What an achievement! We’ve been waiting for this since 2003 when he last won a World Champs. Greg – being Mr Consistency – has been so close, so many times in the last 8 years, but not on the top step.

Photo: Sven Martin Photography

Photo: Sven Martin Photography

“This was a team effort”, said an elated Minnaar afterwards. “From Marshy (mechanic) to Roskopp (teamowner) and everyone in between…. THANK YOU! I’m honoured you have supported me on climbing to the top of the podium and receiving Gold on behalf of you all.” Read More →