Dean Lucas

Athlete Profile

Name: Dean Lucas

Nick Name: Deano

Date of Birth: May 2, 1995
2015 Team: Intense Factory Racing

Height (cm): 182
Weight (kg): 82
Residence: Beechworth, Victoria (Australia)


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Why do you ride: Because of the enjoyment and challenges I get out of it.
What/who started you racing: Darcy Wilkinson got me into racing when I was 12.

Weakness: Blonde girls
Most important people in your life and career: Family, friends, people that support me and the people that don’t believe in me.
Racing since: 2007

Professional since: 2016
Best part of racing: The people you get to meet and the places you go.
Hardest part: Being away from home and the physical and mental challenges you face
Worst moment in career: First 4 World Cup races of 2014.
Best moment in career: Getting my first elite men’s World Cup podium in Lenzerheide, Switzerland.
General career goals: Keep having as much fun as when I started and make enough money to make it my job.
Favourite food: Pancakes, burritos
Favourite reading: Mountain bike mags.
Favourite music: Hilltop Hoods.
Best idea of having good time: Hanging out with all my buddies, doesn’t really matter what we’re doing.
Favourite place to travel to: Canada and New Zealand
Most respected mountain bike riders: Sam Hill, Greg Minnaar, Steve Peat
Other most respected athletes: Muhammad Ali, Travis Pastrana, Arnold Schwarzenegger

Favourite riding spots and courses: Whistler, Rotorua, Mt Beauty

Advice to beginners: Always make sure you’re racing for the right reasons and have fun with it.
Other sports: motocross
Other interests: motocross, wakeboarding, girls, partying
If I was not a professional mountain biker…..I'd probably still be working for my old man doing welding and engineering.

Objectives for 2017:
Win a World Cup race
Top 10 in the overall World Cup
Keep having as much fun as I have been
Promote myself more and get my name out as a top rider

Stay injury free!

Career Highlights

Year 2016 Highlights:

14th place, World Cup, Lenzerheide, Switzerland

21st place, World Cup, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada

41st place, World Cup, Cairns, Australia 

Year 2015 Highlights:
3rd Place - World Cup, Lenzerheide
3rd Place - Australian National Champs
5th Place - Qualifying, World Cup, Lourdes
12th Place - World Cup Overall   


Year 2014 Highlights:
2nd Place - Australian National Round
18th Place - World Cup, Windham
25th Place - World Cup, Mont-Sainte-Anne

Year 2013 Highlights:
National Junior Champion
1st Place - Junior World Cup, Val di Sole
2nd Place- Junior World Cup, Mont-Sainte-Anne
3rd Place - Junior World Cup, Fort William
5th Place - Junior World Championships


Year 2012 Highlights:
12th Place - Junior World Championships
2nd Place - Australian Junior National Champs

Race Results

Year 2017

  • Crankworx Downhill - Rotorua (NZL) - 13th
  • Australian National DH Series #3 - 3rd

Year 2016

  • World Cup DH #5 - Lenzerheide (SUI) - 14th
  • World Championships Downhill - 98th
  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 48th
  • World Cup DH #7 - Vallnord (AND) - 43rd
  • World Cup DH #6 - Mont-Sainte-Anne - 21st
  • World Cup DH #2 - Cairns (AUS) - 41st
  • World Cup DH #1 - Lourdes (FRA) - 80th