Jure Žabjek

RACING: DH      AGE: 22      HOME TOWN: Ljubljana, Slovenia

 

How would you describe yourself in one sentence?
With a good sense for humor, always happy, kind, concentrated and very determined in anything I’m doing.

Best moment of 2017 season?
10th place at World Cup in Lenzerhaide.

Your goal for this season?
Top-20 overall in the UCI MTB World Cup.

Your main inspirations?
I am inspired by many things in life. Mostly by nature, for example by never-ending mountain bike trails with nice views…

Growing up, who did you most like to emulate on your riding?
Sam Hill

If you could transfer your riding skills to any other sport, what would it be?
Hmmm. I never thought about this. It would be a sport I could do it with my friends.

Favorite post-race snack?
Toast

Favorite race?
World Cup Leogang 2017. After good qualifications I improved my result in finals and finished in 12th.

Favorite place to ride?
Golovec trails, these are home trails in my backyard in Ljubljana. I usually spend the season all around in the world, so it is good to spend some time at home on local trails.

RACING HIGHLIGHTS
10th – World Cup Lenzerheide 2017
12th – World Cup Leogang 2017
15th – World Cup Vallnord 2017
14h – Downhill World Cup overall 2017
1st – iXS Downhill Cup overall 2017
1st – iXS Downhill Cups Kranjska Gora & Willingen 2017
3rd – iXS European Cup Špičak 2016
5th – iXS European Cup Kranjska Gora 2016
European DH Champion, Poland 2015
3rd – iXS Downhill Cup overall 2015
3rd – European Downhill Champs Pamporovo 2014
Multiple National Champion
Multiple National Cup Winner