Hailing from Vancouver, B.C., Kirk McDowall will be racing on the Unior/Devinci Factory team for the 2019 UCI World Cup DH season, alongside American Dakotah Norton and Slovenian Jur Zabjek. The international trio will be riding the new Wilson 29 for the season, starting with the first race at Maribor at the end of April.

Photo: Margus Riga

Kirk has been a staple on the Canadian downhill scene for almost a decade, riding on Devinci through Dunbar Cycles. He claimed the title of National Champion in 2016 and 2017, and in 2018 has been making a name for himself in the international scene. Kirk finished 3rd at Crankworx Les Gets and 4th at Crankworx Innsbruck. He followed up with two more top 10 finishes at Crankworx Whistler in the Canadian Open and Garbanzo DH.

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"Joining Devinci’s factory World Cup program has been a dream of mine since starting to ride their bikes in 2015,” says Kirk. “I’m confident their support will help bring the riding and results I’ve been capable of domestically to my first full World Cup season. The Unior/Devinci team staff have already been amazing, and with the highly competitive equipment from all our sponsors, I can’t wait for the first race!"

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To follow Kirk through the season, check him out on the ‘gram.