Flying off a win at Downhill Southeast and a podium at UCI DH continental championships , Rachel Pageau is joining the team at Jukebox Cycling for the 2022 season. That puts her in interesting company, as the enduro and downhill racer will be Jukebox’s first mountain bike athlete.
Pageau says she’s eager to join the squad, even if they spend most of their time on skinny tires.
“I’m extremely excited to have partners like Jukebox Cycling that can help me grow,” says Pageau. “This year, there’s so much room for improvement—and right now, I have so much room to progress! Last season, I was sleeping in a Honda Fit, so you can imagine that it was not an ideal race situation. Now, I’m trying to do better. For the first time, I’m really focusing on being all-in as a racer. With sponsors like Jukebox Cycling, I’m trying to invest in having a more dialed program.” Mud, mayhem and medals at Downhill Southeat’s opening weekend Narrowing focus to find success
2022 will see Pageau focus on her downhill racing, after finishing 18th at 2021 world championships in Val di Sole, Italy. The renewed focus on DH completes a transition from cross country to gravity racing , by way of enduro. The Chicoutimi, Que. born racer is currently roaming across North America in her van chasing domestic UCI points before heading overseas of the upcoming World Cup season.
“Second at Continental Championships was a great way to start the early season, and I’m quite […]