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Jess Blewitt

Hometown: Queenstown
Team: CUBE Factory Racing DH
Nationality: New Zealand
Date of birth: 10/07/2002
Height: 166cm
Weight: 63kg


Jess Blewitt is a former ski racer who turned to mountain bike racing in 2019 as a junior and had great success in the New Zealand National Series winning many rounds in her first year, and then again in 2020. In 2021 as a first year elite Jess raced in Europe picking up two podiums in the Enduro World Series in the Under 21 category, and then her first top 10 in Elite World Cup Downhill, at Maribor (SLO), and contested Red Bull Formation! More recently Jess turned heads when she competed at the notorious Red Bull Hardline as the only female entrant in 2022 at just 20 years of age, and again in 2023.

Career Highlights

3rd Place Val Di Sole World Cup 2023

4th Place Vallnord World Cup 2022

4th Place Mont-Sainte-Anne World Cup 2022

4th Place Val Di Sole World Cup 2022

Two Time Entrant Red Bull Hardline, 2022/23

Career History

Athlete Profile

Why do you ride: I love the freedom, creativity and challenge it brings. It also takes me to some pretty cool places.

What/who started you racing: I grew up Ski Racing so I’ve always had the competitive side of wanting to win, so there was no questioning that I wanted to race

Weakness: Overthinking bad results

Most important people in your life and career: My family, Peter Forch from Remarks Physio and everyone else who has helped me get to where I am now.

Racing since: 2019

Best part of racing: When everything comes together the way you wanted

Hardest part: Dragging6 months+ worth of gear/clothing half way round the world

Worst moment in career: Breaking my femur and multiple other bones at the same time in 2021.

Best moment in career: First podium feeling at Andorra and Riding Red Bull Hardline

General career goals: Winning the Elite womens World Championship, winning the World Cup overall

Favourite food: Sushi

Favourite reading: The obstacle is the way by Ryan Holiday

Favourite music: Big fan of DnB, Hip Hop and House music but I will listen to anything and everything!

Best idea of having a good time: Anything adrenaline evoking and being surrounded by fun/motivated people

Favourite place to travel to: I just love Europe!

Most respected mountain bike riders: Rachel Atherton

Other most respected athletes: Mikaela Shiffrin, Eileen Gu, Zoi-Sadowski Synnott

Favourite riding spots and courses: Coronet peak and Skyline Queenstown,and favourite course would be Val Di Sole Italy and Vallnord Andorra.

Advice to beginners: Keep it fun and don’t let anything stop you

Other sports: Ski racing, competitive surf club

Other interests: Surfing, Golf, water skiing, wake boarding, skiing for fun, art and design

If I was not a professional mountain biker.. I would be a winter sports athlete or be designing houses

Objectives for 2024:

World Cup win


Some Rainbow stripes would be nice

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