The legend that is Missy Giove made her return to the world cup scene at Windham this weekend. She retired from the sport in 2003 and over a decade later she has made her return and showed us she is not past it yet! Missy has only ridden a downhill bike a few times in the last few year. Some might wonder why she’s come back but Missy had a goal and she sure as hell achieved it.
Missy’s wife Kristen has been diagnosed with Cancer and when something like Cancer hits you start to think a lot more about all the things you want to do and see and Kirsten told Missy she wanted to see her race world cups, so here she is racing Windham and pinning it!
Despite crashing in qualifying and then again in finals Missy still made it down the hill in 16th place on race day, she was 3rd fastest in the first split before crashing!! Not bad for someone who’s barley been on a downhill bike in recent years, it’s clear to see Missy has some real raw talent!
So what’s next for Missy?
“I want to build trails, train riders, ride selected World Cups, and maybe help on a team. I want to take some people on some adventure tours. I’d love to do what I love to do. Maybe give some other kids some inspiration.”
We can’t wait to see more of Missy as she makes her return to the downhill scene!