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No rift in Team Planet X

No rift in Team Planet X Planet X athletes Spencer Smith and Thomas “Hell on Wheels” Hellriegel have denied there is a rift in the team as they fight it out for the role of team captain in 2010, despite their refusal to race as a team at the UK National Relays. The Planet X World Champions Smack down started at with a head to head at Challenge Kraichgau back in June. Hell on Wheels sneaked ahead 1-0 in the race for Planet X team captian and the pair were supposed to pick up the team mantle for the UK Relays on 22 August and compete side by side. Hell on Wheels, stopping during the run leg at Challenge Roth in July with a calf strain, and has now pulled out of the UK Relays stating his preparations for Hawaii mean he needs to ride IM Canada before coming to the UK to take on Spencer in September. In the Planet X camp it is believed that Hell on Wheels refused to race with Spencer following his remarks in his latest blog that he had not helped him prepare for the first race in the series by miss leading him about the bike course. Read Spencer’s full blog here. Planet X will be fielding an international line up at the relays with Spencer Smith and Luke Dragstra who finished 9th at Challenge Roth. The smack down in now set for the Vitruivian on September 5 at Rutland Water with home advantage going to Spencer. The two giants of the sport are not going to want to play second fiddle next year and in the race to Hawaii this is ideal timing for Hellriegel to put the series to bed 2-0. Speaking to Spencer this morning he said, "I am not sure about a rift, we are all part of the same team and we must respect each athlete on their own merit. I just want to get to the race and give it my best shot. The UK Relays would have been good to race with Thomas but maybe this isn't possible." We will be pitching up with the Airstream at both events so come over and catch up before, during or after the races.

3 August 2009


  • andy

    Not as far as I'm aware. Grab away. Come and visit us on the stand and we'll get Luke to sign a body part for you

  • littlegay

    I've been following the muscular Dragstra for years and he's never noticed. It would give the game away if there was a big gay following too. Lots of Love LG x P.S. Is there a minimum hight requirement for the grab-a-dragstra fan club?

  • benni

    thats real yorkshire that lad.yes i will admit the dragster does have a big gay following...

  • thedragster

    was that in english, benni? what is it translated? I think the Canadian kid should be team captain anyway.. he is much better looking than those two geezers.

  • benni

    that german lad as never bin r8 since t boggle ole tha knows.

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