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Justin Dowell Wins UCI World Cycling Championship

Nov 122018

Monster Energy congratulates Monster Army’s Justin Dowell on winning the 2018 UCI Urban World Cycling Championships in Chengdu, China. Heading into the finals, the 18-year-old was a man with a mission, saying he “wanted to win more than anything” and that he had “tricks up his sleeves” that would do the job.

The Virginia Beach native has been traveling Europe and training for this competition for the entire year. After finishing 8th last year in the World Championships he earned himself a spot in the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, but was unable to attend the competition. Using that let down as motivation he has his eyes set on the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan and wanted to start that journey with a World Championship title.

Dowell was joined in the finals by Monster Army and fellow American Jeremy Malott, as well as Monster Energy’s Ben Wallace and Alex Nikulin, from Great Britain and Russia respectively. 

 

However, it was Dowell who stomped his “dream run” and finished with a 92.2 after his first run. Using his second run as a preemptive victory lap, it was a run that would be hard to top, with his creative combinations and unique lines. Dowell is known to trick every hip and use every transfer to its full extent with combinations like tail whips to shockingly late barspins. He also impressed the crowd using his signature move a “twix” in a transfer that left other riders speechless. The score stood throughout the final heat and Dowell secured the win owning the well-deserved victory lap. 

 

When the final results came in, Dowell was “speechless” and all he had to say was “I knew I could do it, but I can’t believe it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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