The Next Generation of DH Talent Under One Awning

"After spending the last 10x years growing up and filming on the world cup circuit and wider MTB scene, we wanted to try and give back and help support up and coming riders, media squids and more, with everything we've learnt along the way so far. Forming the UNION seemed like the best way to put our small but hopefully mighty voice to good use, by hustling on behalf of and promoting a crew of deserving people, with the aim to give them them some of the opportunities we've been fortunate to have. It's only just the beginning and we're all in for the long run, so watch out for a more diverse setup going forward that reaches outside of the tape and beyond." - Joe Bowman, Steel City Media

Off to race we go.

The Union - Team Portraits
The Union - Team Portraits

The following riders will form our first chapter:

  • Tuhoto Ariki Pene - NZ. Current NZ DH Overall Champion, Val Di Sole 2019 WC Junior winner,
    Bronze medal Worlds 2019 and itching for his first proper season in Elite.
    IG: @tuhoto_ariki
  • Finn Hawkesbury Browne - NZ. Wakatipu Worlds 2021 winner, 4th NZ DH series overall and
    keen for his first overseas summer and Elite WC season too.
    IG: @finnhb
  • Ollie Davis - Oz Reigning Aus National Dh Champ U17, fired up for his first solo trip to Europe
    and his first go at the junior WC season. Will he discover Mutzig?
    IG: @olliedavis.6
  • Oliver Zwar (Team manager) - Sweden Ozzy expat now living in Sweden, team manager and
    currently ranked 41st on the circuit. Full time carer of Benny.
    IG: @oliverzwar
  • Ben Zwar - Sweden Made the jump to Scandinavia to be closer to racing in 2020 with
    brother Oli, ranked 42nd on the circuit, dabbles in slopestyle. Can’t speak Swedish.
    IG: @benzwar

    For 2021 you can find us at all of the UCI DH World Cups, Crankworx, select EWS and
    more. Our pits are always open, so if you fancy a chat, a beer or for the squids, somewhere to stash your gear, come find us.