Canadian downhill mountain bike racer Jackson Goldstone was born to ride, his mountain biking family from Squamish, British Columbia had him riding by aged two, BMX racing at four, and he even became an internet sensation by six when a video of him throwing tricks on his way to kindergarten went viral.
A rider with natural talent, he already has an impressive list of achievements on his riding CV including an honourable mention at his inaugural Crankworx Whip-Off competition in 2015. He has claimed multiple podiums since, including a win at Crankworx Whip-Off in Rotorua in 2020.
In 2021, seventeen-year-old Goldstone set his sights on World Cup downhill mountain bike racing. As a first-year junior, he blasted onto the circuit with three world cup wins and six consecutive podiums. At Les Gets, he won the junior category with a time faster than any of the elite racers and would finish the season with both the overall World Cup and Junior World Championship titles.
The success would continue in 2022 and he would pick up where he left off with a World Cup win in Lourdes, he would win a further four rounds in the season but would lose his rainbow jersey to British rider Jordan Williamson.
In September, he would head to Dyfi, Wales and in an insane run in a time of two minutes and twenty seconds, Goldstone would win Red Bull Hardline, finishing six and a half seconds clear of Joe Smith in second place. At 18-years-old, he would be the event’s youngest winner.
For 2023, the upward trajectory continues as the Santa Cruz Syndicate rider eyes another World Cup series title and a crack at the World Championships in Scotland. Relive Jackson's winning run at Red Bull Hardline below, where he also chats about his thoughts on the event, and check out his highly entertaining TikTok channel.