NATIONA TEAM- Returning Yeti National Team riders, Shawn Neer and Jubal Davis the team is looking ahead to international and domestic stops on the EWS and Big Mountain Enduro circuits. The pro-team riders will be joined by U21 athlete, Duncan Nason. Buckle up for another stellar year of racing.
PIC- Yeti Cycles
Confirmed- Cody Kelley off Yeti. (Gone to Alchemy with Anneke Beerten)
awaiting news of who will replace him.
How is Richie so good? Well, natural talent goes a long way, but very hard work makes the talent really shine!
EWS- 2018 - all you need to know..... (for now).
Richie Rude is still on YETI, Who will join him? We don’t know for sure.
Round 1 kicks off 24-25th March in Chile- Its an 8 round series, ending up at Finale Ligure in Italy at the end of September.
What bike will Richie ride? Maybe the SB6, or maybe try his luck on the SB55, I’m not sure anybody knows just yet! Will Orange still be in the colour scheme (good chance!), Keep watching here for news as we get it (Pic below thanks to Yeti Cycles).
Round 8 Done and dusted. Richie ended up 10th overall.
Better luck in 2018 Richie!
EWS round 7;- July - Whistler - Canada
Round 7 didnt work out too well for the Yeti guys, Some bad luck stopped Richie early on ,and despite a stage win, and a very strong show in other stages, just too far to pull it back. - 12th.
Cody had some sort of problem that stopped him finishing the event, DNF.
Last round is Italy- Val De sole on 30th September 1st October.
So lets just sit back and enjoy the DH finals and World champs until our Turq is back in action! I’m cheering for Gwin Ex Yeti -YT.
EWS round 6:- July 29-30th Snowmass Colorado- USA
EWS Colorado didnt go to plan for Richie ude, with a reported Flat on Saturday, although in the lead at the of Day 1, it didnt go so well on Day 2, with an OTB (unhurt), and dropping loads of time. Cody Kelley made it an all time best overall with a 13th, and a top 3 stage time too. More to come from cody!
Yeti results from Colorado were-
Cody Kelley - 13th
Shaun Neer - 21st
Jubal Davis - 32nd
Richie Rude -37th
Chris Heath - 104th
Duncan Nason 2nd in Men under 21
Paul Serra 11th in Men under 21
Anne Galyean - 12th Womens Elite
If anybody has any pics of these guys, Please get in touch. Yetifan@Yetifan.com or find me on FB.
VERY Limited edition EWS Jersey for the USA round available now..
EWS round 5:- July Millau France
Richie got a 44th. Some stage wins, but issues on day 1 cost him a lot.
EWS round 4:- May 28th ! Ireland.
Richie got 5th, Cody got 58th.
More news as we get it.
EWS round 3:- 13th - 14th May - Madeira in Portugal
Richie Rude was 6th and Cody Kelley was 29th
1 minute catch up video here -
Cody had his SB55 Team bike show up ready for the race! (click for full size) Pic thanks to Shaun Hughes the team mechanic. @yetipolarbear
Richie Rude & Cody Kelly tempting us with pics of SB6C (DH set ups)
Will we see more fo the guys on DH tracks in 2017? Wyn Masters said see Richie at Cairns??, lets hope so!
Check out this Shimano video from earlier in the year....
EWS Overall - Rude takes the win! World Champion.
EWS ound 6 - Whistler Canada (pic EWS)
Still nursing a much improved shoulder injury, Richie despite all odds after getting a puncture, went on the win the race! He now has an almost un-challengable lead, heading into the next round in France.
EWS Round 5 - Aspen snowmass USA (Pic EWS)
Following a horrible looking crash in practice, Richie rode safely to get points, Old Yeti ride Jared Graves took the win.. Richie took 25th with Team Mate Cody Kelley taking a much deserved 9th!
Next EWS is up soon - more news and results as we get it
Richie, Cody & Shaun the polar bear are in Chile for the first round of the EWS, check the Facebook link to the side for up to date updates. Who’s gonna win? Will Ex Racer Jared be the man to beat? I think Richie is more on form that Jared ever was, so this will be exciting! Pics- Richie, Shaun and Cody Facebook. Thanks Guys
After narrowly getting beaten by Jared Graves in the recent enduro event over in Australia, Richie got one better over the ex Yeti racer and beat a stacked field to take the win in the final National in Toowoomba , more here.
pics Element Video / Richie Rude Thanks to Richie FB page.
Top - Podium, bottom the DH6C is reborn.
Feb 2016 -
UK Tribemeet Whinlatter (Lake District) June 18th - More info to follow!
Jan 2016 -
Enduro team confirmed! Richie Rude (USA), will be joined by Cody Kelley (USA) focusing on Enduro.
Last Jared interview ever!
December 8th- Keep checking Pinkbike for a Yeti Team announcement soon! Whos in and whos out?
December 1st, Limited to 200,Yeti Team issue shirts, Coming soon.
November 12th - Added something else in the sneaky peak section of the forum.
Rumour Richie might be back in DH? I’d love to see him with the 1 plate in the EWS. Let us see!
Got an awesome item on the way in time for xmas, will be very very limited and only one box of it ever. Keep an eye on the site and save up a bit of cash, you are going to want it!
Also YETIFAN Enamel mugs, we cant get the YETI ones, so I’ve got some Yetifan versions, will be approx £9.75 plus a bit of postage.Each one comes with a money saving present from me!
BIG update soon, with something nobody else has! I’m working flat out on the site. Please keep visiting here & the Facebook pages! Send your bikes, email me stuff. You know I love it!
EWS Video Re-Cap - Watch the Yeti boys clean up ......
EWS FINALS 2016. First the bad news--------
Jared Graves signs off his career with a win at the final EWS, & what looks like a move to Specialized, well done Jared & a really heart felt thanks for all you have done for YETI and its super fans around the world. We will miss you. (pic EWS)
Now the AWESOME news! RICHIE RUDE #1 !!!! Richie Takes the overall title at the final round in Finale Ligure Italy.
Well done Richie, looking forward to seeing you with that No1 plate in 2016. Hopefully still on a Yeti! (Pic who knows!)
Looks Like Richie Rude with winning the last 3 EWS rounds stands a good chance at the overall. One more round to go in Italy this weekend (3-4th October).
Maybe not such hot news, but Richie came 7th at the EWS round in Peebles having lead out of the first day.
Some pics from the event. Prototypre Tyres too!! Pics EWS & Yetifan.com
Jared to miss EWS 2 & 3. Here is what he has to say
As EWS rounds 2 and 3 are just around the corner, its time to mention that despite some good (but very frustratingly slow) progress on my shoulders, I wont be racing in Ireland and Scotland later this month. They just arent quite ready to handle flat out descending yet. Rest assured my training and rehab is in full swing and ill be firing on all cylinders when I return for racing Next month for the first 2 Big Mountain Enduro races in Colorado before EWS #4 in France. Thanks for all the support!