Steve Peat to Retire After 2016 Season

Peaty has announced plans to retire after the 2016 season

Steve Peat will retire at the end of the 2016 season after two decades on the sharp end of professional downhill racing. Peaty’s long career has been storied both for his slew of victories (he was the winningest downhill racer of all time until Syndicate teammate Greg Minnaar claimed his 18th win in 2015), as well as his drawn-out quest for a World Championships victory, an honor which eluded him for many of his strongest years on the circuit. His career has been detailed in-depth in Clay Porter’s 2014 film “Won’t Back Down,” which is a must-watch for any rider.

“Competing at the highest level has given me everything, but also takes everything,” said Peaty. Next year is time for my final World Cup season. My priorities may change, but the fun and adventure that two wheels gives me will continue forever.”

Film by Cut Media
Location: Lofoten Islands, Norway
Song: Mosco Metro – Future Fades
Thanks to Santa Cruz Bicycles and Five Ten for supporting the project.


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