The beautiful alpine terrain of Livigno, Italy, played host to Oakley’s successful women’s only four day MTB camp, where Niki was joined by fellow coaches Sari Jörgensen and Karen Eller. Niki’s tips and advice to the group of aspiring mountain bikers helped the girls improve their riding skills, while everyone including the coaches had a great time.
As a guest coach, Niki provided specialist one on one mountain bike training and led group rides, with all kids benefiting greatly from the unique eight day experience at Canada’s legendary Whistler Bike Park. The Oakley week at the Camp of Champions attracted a town packed full of aspiring young thrill seekers all keen to learn new skills on their mountain bikes, skis and snowboards.
Niki has again added a personal touch to her latest bikes, designing the spectacular looking graphics.
Niki is thrilled to have placed in the top ten at the grueling All-Mountain World Championships in Downieville, California. Despite injury forcing a limited preparation, Niki finished 9th in the testing two day discipline that combines XC and DH times into the one event. Niki capped off her successful weekend by claiming the 2008 Pixie-Cross World Title!
After a highly successful first year, Niki is proud to announce the second year of her signature Niki Gudex line with Castelli, the half century-old cycling apparel maker from the Dolomites in Northern Italy. Thank you to the fans who sent in beautiful pictures wearing her designs and show their support.
“Many of the sport’s top riders travel the world showcasing their skills. We chatted with a few of them to hear some of their traveling tales, as well as pick their brains for some useful tips on globetrotting with your mountain bike.”
“When Niki Gudex took a nasty tumble while snowboarding, she had no idea it would lead to a whole new career. And, not being content with being very, very good in the saddle, she then got herself a bona fide qualification that means Sport is desperately trying to create a vacancy.”
Look out for various advertisements featuring Niki, including the global Uniquely women’s campaign for Oakley, the worldwide women’s Contessa line for Scott Bicycles and the international Marzocchi fork line.