Justin Leov


Athlete Profile

Name: Justin Leov
Nickname: Jusso
Twitter: @justinleov
Date of Birth: 20.10.84
Current Team: Canyon Factory Endurance Team
Bike: Strive
Height (cm): 180
Weight (kg): 79
Residence: Blenheim, New Zealand

Website:
https://instagram.com/teamleov/?hl=en

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Questionnaire

Why do you ride: Because I like the feeling of pushing myself further and further to the edge.
What/who started you racing: My mother and father, always there and always encouraging me.
Weakness: Injuries.
Marital status: Married, Wife Tory.
Most important people in your life and career: Tory, my family, my manager and my team.
Racing since: 2000
Professional since: 2004
Best part of racing: The feeling of a good race run plus the result.
Hardest part: Downtime after injuries. It always takes way too long to heal!
Worst moment in career: 2006 Worlds race run. Crashing when I was racing at a World Championships on home soil.
Best moment in career: Standing on the EWS Podium in Finale Ligure for the 2014 Series Overall.
General career goals: To be consistently on top of the podium.
Favourite food: Tory's and my manager's cooking, also Mexican and Japanese.
Favourite music: The Rock Radio Station
Best idea of having good time: Riding with mates, it doesn't matter what or where.
Favourite place to travel to: Queenstown NZ, it's unbelievable down there really!
Most respected mountain bike riders: Greg Minnaar, Nico Vouilloz, Jared Graves, Steve Peat, Jerome Clementz and Tracy Moseley.
Other most respected athletes: Travis Pastrana
Favourite riding spots and courses: Mont-Sainte-Anne (long World Cup track). My local tracks back in New Zealand
Advice to beginners: Ride as much as you can and enjoy yourself.
Other sports: Surfing, Motocross, BMX, Dirt Jumping, Hunting. 
Other interests: Coffee
If I was not a professional mountain biker... I'd be out there building something!
Training week: Gym, intervals, trail riding and road cycling.

Objectives for 2017: 
Win the Enduro World Series 

Career Highlights

Year 2016 Highlights:
10th Enduro World Series Round 6, Whistler (CAN)

12th Enduro World Series Round 7, Valberg-Guillaumes (FRA)
16th Enduro World Series Round 2, Cerro Catedral (ARG)

Year 2015
Highlights:

1st Enduro World Series Round 3, Tweed Love (GBR)
2nd Enduro World Series Round 2, County Wicklow (IRL)
4th Enduro World Series Round 1, Rotorua (NZL)
Enduro World Series Leader after 4 Rounds

Year 2014 Highlights:

3rd Overall Enduro World Series
2nd Enduro World Series Round 2, Tweed Love (GBR)
5th Enduro World Series Round 1, Nevados de Chillan (CHI)
5th Enduro World Series Round 5, Winter Park (USA)
6th Enduro World Series Round 6, Whistler Mountain (CAN)
7th Enduro World Series Round 7, Finale Ligure (ITA)
7th Enduro World Series Round 4, La Thuile (ITA)

Year 2013 Highlights:

6th Enduro World Series Round 2, Vall d’Allos (FRA)
5th Garbanzo Downhill
10th Enduro World Series Round 3, Les Deux Alpes (FRA)
11th Enduro World Series Round 7, Finale Ligure (ITA)
2nd Urge 3 Peaks Enduro

Year 2012 Highlights:

1st Overall US Grand Prix

4th Garbanzo Downhill

10th Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup

National Champion Downhill

National Champion Super D


Year 2011 Highlights: 
9th Overall DH World Cup 
6th World Cup, Windham, USA 
8th World Cup, Leogang, Austria 
8th World Cup, Fort William, Scotland 
9th World Cup, La Bresse, France 
10th World Cup, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada 

Year 2010 Highlights:
14th Overall DH World Cup
8th World Cup, Leogang, Austria
9th World Cup, Maribor, Slovenia
3rd Overall Pro Gravity Tour
2nd Crankworx Garbanzo DH
 

Year 2009 Highlights: 
4th World Cup, Maribor, Slovenia 
5th World Cup, Vallnord, Andorra 
6th Overall DH World Cup 
1st Crankworx Garbanzo DH 
6th World Cup, Schladming, Austria 
7th World Cup, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa 

 
Year 2008 Highlights: 
6th World Championships 
6th World Cup, Schladming, Austria 
7th World Cup, Fort William, Scotland 
8th World Cup, Maribor, Slovenia 
8th Overall DH World Cup 
3rd Sea Otter Classic DH 
2nd Oceania Championships DH 
1st NORBA DH Deer Valley 

 

Year 2007 Highlights: 
1st NORBA National, Snowmass CO, USA 
7th World Cup, Mount Sainte Anne, Canada 
4th Overall in NORBA Series, USA 


Year 2005 Highlights:
5th World Cup, Angel Fire, USA 
6th World Cup, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada 
7th World Cup, Pila, Italy 
13th World Championships

Race Results

Year 2017

  • Enduro World Series Overall - 21st
  • Enduro World Series #8 - Finale Ligure (ITA) - 37th
  • Enduro World Series #7 - Whistler (CAN) - 22nd
  • Enduro World Series #6 - Snowmass (USA) - 33rd
  • Enduro World Series #5 - Millau (FRA) - 50th
  • Enduro World Series #4 - County Wicklow (IRL) - 14th
  • Enduro World Series #3 - Madeira (POR) - 14th
  • Enduro World Series #2 - Derby (AUS) - 26th
  • Enduro World Series #1 - Rotorua (NZL) - 37th

Year 2016

  • Enduro World Series Overall - 33rd
  • Enduro World Series #7 - Valberg-Guillaumes (FRA) - 12th
  • Enduro World Series #6 - Whistler (CAN) - 10th
  • Enduro World Series #2 - Cerro Catedral (ARG) - 16th
  • Enduro World Series #1 - Corral (CHI) - 19th

Year 2015

  • Enduro World Series Overall - 16th
  • Enduro World Series #4 - Samoens (FRA) - 12th
  • Enduro World Series #3 - Tweedlove (GBR) - 1st
  • Enduro World Series #2 - County Wicklow (IRL) - 2nd
  • Enduro World Series #1 - Rotorua (NZL) - 4th
  • Giant 2W Enduro - 4th

Year 2014

  • Enduro World Series Overall - 3rd
  • Enduro World Series #7 - Finale Ligure (ITA) - 7th
  • Enduro World Series #6 - Whistler (CAN) - 6th
  • Enduro World Series #5 - Winter Park (USA) - 5th
  • Enduro World Series #4 - La Thuile (ITA) - 7th
  • Enduro World Series #3 - Valloire (FRA) - 11th
  • Enduro World Series #2 - TweedLove (GBR) - 2nd
  • Enduro World Series #1 - Nevados de Chillan (CHI) - 5th

Year 2013

  • Urge 3 Peaks Enduro - 2nd
  • Enduro World Series Overall - 17th
  • Enduro World Series #7 - Finale Ligure (ITA) - 11th
  • Crankworx Garbanzo Downhill - 5th
  • Crankworx Enduro - Whistler Mountain (CAN) - 20th
  • Megavalanche - Alpe d'Huez, France - 22nd
  • Enduro World Series #3 - Les Deux Alpes (FRA) - 10th
  • Enduro World Series #2 - Vall d Allos (FRA) - 6th

Year 2012

  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 24th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Val Di Sole - 17th
  • World Championships Downhill - 21st
  • Crankworx Garbanzo Downhill - 4th
  • US Grand Prix Of MTB Overall - 1st
  • World Cup DH #6 - Val d'Isere - 46th
  • US Grand Prix Of MTB Round #3 - Highland Park - 1st
  • World Cup DH #5 - Windham (USA) - 65th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) - 10th
  • MTB Grand Prix #2 - Sugarbush, VT - 1st
  • World Cup DH #3 - Fort William (SCO) - 32nd
  • Pro GRT Downhill - Plattekill (USA) - 2nd
  • Pro GRT Downhill - Mountain Creek (USA) - 2nd
  • Pro Gravity DH #1 - 14th
  • Sea Otter Classic DH - Monterey (USA) - 7th
  • DirtMasters Downhill - Queenstown - 2nd
  • World Cup DH #1 - Pietermaritzburg - 17th
  • SA National Downhill - 5th
  • NZ National Championships Downhill - 1st
  • NZ National Championships Super D - 1st
  • NZ Cup DH #3 - 4th
  • NZ Cup DH #2 - 8th

Year 2011

  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 9th
  • World Championships Downhill - 23rd
  • World Cup DH #7 - Val Di Sole (ITA) - 12th
  • World Cup DH #6 - La Bresse (FRA) - 9th
  • World Cup DH #5 - Windham (USA) - 6th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) - 10th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Leogang (AUT) - 8th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Fort William (SCO) - 8th
  • Pro Gravity DH #3 - 2nd
  • US Open DH - Diablo Park (USA) - 3rd
  • Pro Gravity DH #2 - 3rd
  • World Cup DH #1 - Pietermaritzburg - 28th
  • SA National Downhill - 2nd
  • NZ Cup DH #6 - 3rd
  • NZ Cup DH #5 - 1st
  • NZ Cup DH #4 - 1st

Year 2010

  • US Open DH - Diablo Park (USA) - 3rd
  • NZ Open DH - 1st
  • Pro Gravity Tour Overall - 3rd
  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 14th
  • World Cup DH #6 - Windham - 10th
  • World Championships Downhill - 14th
  • Crankworx Garbanzo Downhill - 2nd
  • World Cup DH #4 - Champery (SUI) - 44th
  • iXS Leogang Cup - DH - 1st
  • World Cup DH #3 - Leogang (AUT) - 8th
  • Wheels Of Speed Downhill Challenge - Willingen (GER) - 12th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Fort William (SCO) - 14th
  • Pro Gravity DH #2 - 3rd
  • World Cup DH #1 - Maribor (SLO) - 9th
  • Sea Otter Classic DH - Monterey (USA) - 9th
  • Pro Gravity DH #1 - 2nd

Year 2009

  • NZ National Championships Downhill - 1st
  • World Cup DH #6 - Mont-Sainte-Anne - 10th
  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 6th
  • World Cup DH #8 - Schladming - 6th
  • World Championships Downhill - 8th
  • Crankworx Garbanzo Downhill - 1st
  • World Cup DH #7 - Bromont - 11th
  • World Cup DH #5 - Maribor (SLO) - 4th
  • Wheels Of Speed DH - 11th
  • Lisbon Downtown - Lisbon (POR) - 10th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Fort William (SCO) - 11th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Vallnord (AND) - 5th
  • World Cup DH #2 - La Bresse - 10th
  • Sea Otter Classic DH - Monterey (USA) - 4th
  • World Cup DH #1 - Pietermaritzburg - 7th

Year 2008

  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 8th
  • World Cup DH #7 - Schladming (AUT) - 6th
  • World Cup DH #6 - Canberra (AUS) - 15th
  • World Cup DH #5 - Bromont (CAN) - 13th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) - 9th
  • Mountain States Cup DH #5 - Snowmass Village, USA - 2nd
  • NORBA DH 4 - Deer Valley, Utah - 1st
  • World Championships DH - 6th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Fort William (SCO) - 7th
  • World Cup DH #2 - Vallnord (AND) - 14th
  • World Cup DH #1 - Maribor (SLO) - 8th
  • iXS Downhill - Winterburg (GER) - 1st
  • Test Event - 2008 Worlds Italy - 5th
  • Sea Otter Classic DH - Monterey (USA) - 3rd
  • NORBA DH 1 - Fontana, California - 3rd
  • Oceania MTB Championships - 2nd
  • NZ Downhill Open - 1st

Year 2007

  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 21st
  • NORBA DH #5 - Snowmass (USA) - 1st
  • 2007 NORBA Downhill Overall - 4th
  • Crankworx Air Downhill - 14th
  • Crankworx Garbanzo Downhill - 2nd
  • World Cup DH #3 - Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) - 7th
  • NORBA DH #4 - Deer Valley (USA) - 2nd
  • Lisbon Downtown - Lisbon (POR) - 20th
  • NORBA DH 1 - Fontana, California - 3rd
  • Sea Otter Classic DH - Monterey (USA) - 19th
  • Sea Otter Classic DS - Monterey (USA) - 8th

Year 2006

  • NORBA DH #6 - Snowmass (USA) - 6th
  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 20th
  • World Cup DH #6 - Schladming (AUT) - 15th
  • NORBA DH #2 - Sugar Mountain (USA) - 2nd
  • World Cup DH #5 - Camboriu Beach (BRA) - 20th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Mont-Sainte-Anne (CAN) - 15th
  • NZ National Series DH #2 - 2nd

Year 2005

  • World Cup Downhill Overall - 13th
  • World Cup DH #8 - Fort William (GBR) - 17th
  • World Championships Downhill - 13th
  • World Cup DH #7 - Pila (ITA) - 7th
  • World Cup DH #6 - Angel Fire (USA) - 5th
  • World Cup DH #5 - Camboriu Beach (BRA) - 12th
  • World Cup DH #4 - Mt Sainte Anne (CAN) - 6th
  • World Cup DH #3 - Schladming (AUT) - 9th