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Jackson Goldstone continues dominance in Europe

Local mountain bikers continue to hit the podium in Europe.
Jackson Goldstone
Jackson Goldstone competing at the Crankworx event in Innsbruck, Austria in June.

Squamish’s Jackson Goldstone followed up his second-place finish in the Junior downhill World Cup in Leogang, Austria and his first-place finish at the U19 event at Crankworx Innsbruck with another gold medal performance in the junior division in Les Gets, France this past week.

Goldstone was then off to the Enduro World Series in La Thuile, Italy where a hot start in the first couple runs left him sitting in third heading into the final run. Unfortunately, a crash-filled final saw Goldstone fall off the podium into fourth place. He currently sits 19th in the Enduro World Series (EWS) Global Rankings.

Goldstone wasn’t the only local rider who had success in Italy last week. After taking third in the first leg, Andreane Lanthier Nadeau, based out of Squamish, ended up in 26th in the Elite Women’s division, but still holds the sixth spot in the EWS Global rankings. Meanwhile, Whistler’s Jesse Melamed finished fourth in the men’s division in La Thuile and currently sits third in the world in the global rankings.

And finally, Georgia Astle rode her way to a top-15 finish in both La Thuile and Canazei, Italy and currently sits 17th in the global rankings.