Podcast: Jürgen Beneke – The Luckiest Man in MTB | Moving The Needle

Jürgen Beneke is a legend in the sport of mountain biking. As a pioneer of the sport, he won the first official Downhill World Cup Series back in 1993.

In this Moving The Needle podcast, host Andrew Neethling talks with Jürgen about the origins of the sport, rider safety, crashing, sneaking alcohol into Norway to pay for racing and more.

Jurgen Beneke rides his downhill mountain bike

Escaping many crashes during his career, Jürgen feels he is one of the luckiest riders alive and has launched an initiative to give back to those that weren’t so lucky. He urges everyone that has had a lucky escape to donate $10 for every crash to a GOFUNDME page. He is also auctioning off his Manitou Frame and 1993 World Cup leaders jersey, so click the link to own a piece of MTB history.

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