ATHLETE STEVE PEAT LIGHTS UP WORLD CUP DOWNHILL
SECURES WORLD CUP TITLE WITH ONE RACE LEFT
Idaho, August 4, 2004 Smith Optics congratulates Steve Peat on securing
the 2004 World
Cup Downhill championship title. Peat capped a run of podium appearances on
the World Cup Downhill circuit with a solid third place finish in Calgary ensuring
the overall World Cup title with one race still left on the calendar. He goes
into the final round with a 271 point advantage over his closest competitor,
Sam Hill. Considering riders can earn a maximum of 250 World Cup points in a
given weekend of downhill, its safe to say Peaty has garnered yet another
been dominant on the tour this season with a hungry pack of challengers snapping
at his heels each step of the way. He began the season by winning the World
Cups opening round in Austria and never looked back. As the season pressed
on and Peaty began to pull away from his competition, it was time to turn his
focus on the one title he has yet to put next to his name World Champion.
In the coming
weeks, Peat and Co. will begin applying the finishing touches to the season
as they head to the 2004 UCI World Championships in Les Gets, France. With the
rainbow jersey on his back, Peaty will have won every title within his reach.
Peats 2004 World Cup title confirms him as one of the most prolific and
consistent gravity racers in the world, said Greg Chopper
Randolph, cycling team promotion manager, Smith Optics. The best part
is he is just hitting his stride.
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