BSS Junior Development Team
The Bicycle Superstore Junior Development MTB team (JDT) is the brainchild of Scotty Liston & James Maebus. The intention is to select promising up-coming young mountain bikers and assist them in their development as they progress through the ranks.
There are a number of key driving forces behind this concept which set it apart from typical athlete assistance schemes. Principal among these is the mentoring and personal development training that will be provided. James and Scotty are accomplished athletes in their own right, but they have also brought on board an impressive list of current and past champions to provide support for the young riders.
On their fantastic Lapierre Pro Race 700 bikes, riders Felix Smalley, Joe Leonard, Connor Rose and Ben Walkerden have been working hard this year, training and racing on the dirt and tarmac! After winning the Bicycle Superstore Gravity 12-Hour Junior Team’s Race in Bright in March, the team continued the good results with Felix taking 3rd in the Under 19 Male division at the National MTB Champs in Mt Stromlo, ACT. This result put him into the long list for the Australian World Championships team this year!