Dominer Piloted to World Champs Glory

Vitus Bikes ambassador Colin Ross faced adversity in the lead up to the Masters World Championships in Andorra but silenced any doubts he may have had with a blistering race run to be crowned the M35-40 Downhill World Champion.

 

We had a few questions for him on his win;

 

VB – First of all congratulations from everyone at Vitus Bikes. How does it feel to be World Champion?

 

 CR – To be a world champion is a dream come true and by far is my greatest achievement!

VB – How did the Dominer handle the steep terrain in Andorra?

 

CR – The new Vitus Dominer is by far the best bike I have ever ridden! The new linkage I am currently testing has made the suspension work so much better under braking, which was perfect for the steep sections in Andorra!

 

VB – You had a big crash recently, were you ever in doubt that you may not be able to race?

 

CR –  Yea about a month ago I had the biggest crash of my life while training in Fort William and injured my neck and back. It took 2 weeks to get over the pain and through that time I focused on recovery and was using the World Champs as motivation to be strong and ready to race for a medal.

VB – Backing up your 1st place in seeding with a win is a huge achievement, how were the nerves before the race run?

 

CR – Yea seeding fastest was not the plan, it puts a lot of expectation and pressure on yourself. The nerves I felt for the race was crazy and I’m not sure how I pulled it off! It was just one of those weekends where everything fell into place.

VB – What’s the next big goal?

 

CR –  Maybe retire for real someday, haha!!

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