Exclusive Interview: Chris Ball Leaves UCI
Chris Ball has left his position as the UCI Technical Delegate for gravity disciplines after 5 years of service. The liaison between riders, organizers, media and the governing body, Chris has ensured that World Cups venues and courses have been safe, consistent and exciting for both riders and spectators alike. With a heart for Enduro racing, Chris was helping spearhead a movement for a UCI-sanctioned Enduro series. While progress was made, ultimately the UCI did not move forward with the discipline and as a result, Chris knew the time had come to move on and focus his efforts elsewhere. Interview and photographs by Sven Martin
sspomer 10/26/2012 10:30 AM
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On the more serious note, as a fan of the DH Worldcup, the sport has definitely been headed the right direction for the last few years as far as course selection and those issues go. Just take a venue like Hafjell for example....had the internet up in arms over the "bike-parked-out" aspect, whereas it actually turned out to be both a rider and a spectator instant favorite. Let's hope this legacy can live on now...
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Chris, cheers for your hard work in getting the sport to progress, despite the mess you were in.