Ollie Davis is set to have the world at his feet this year, or at least Europe.
The 16-year-old mountain bike rider is hoping to embark on a trip of a lifetime in June to contest World Cup events, racing in the under-19s.
While the Wodonga Catholic College student will be based in Morzine, France, he's set to see numerous other countries for the first time.
"I've always wanted to do it since I was really little," Davis said.
"I'm pretty nervous because it's my first time overseas, but I'm very excited at the same time."
But the youngster won't be alone, with other Border racing products taking him under their wings.
"The Zwar brothers (Oliver and Ben) are over there and I'm in a team with them," Davis said.
"I'll be travelling and racing with them a lot.
"Dean Lucas and the Zwar brothers have really helped with getting over there.
"I think I'll be going over with dad, he'll stay for a few weeks and then come back.
"At the end he might come back over for one or two races."
With the COVID-19 pandemic making the ability to travel unpredictable, Davis hopes to be in Europe for their summer.
He has his sights set on five World Cup races while he's over there, with Austria, Italy and Switzerland among some of the event destinations.
Davis took up the sport five years ago and has loved getting out on his bike ever since.
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While he expects the European courses and competitors to challenge him, he's ready to give it his all.
"I think it'll be pretty tough," he said.
"I'll be very happy if I get a top 10."
The youngster is in good form having recently taken out two state rounds at Mount Buller and Mount Baw Baw.
He also claimed an under-17s Mountain Bike Australia National Championship title in Bright last year, after missing nationals in 2019 due to a broke collarbone.
He's now using the region's tracks to train.
"I ride downhill on the weekends in places like Thredbo, Bright and Mount Beauty," he said.
"I go to the gym twice a week and ride every other day."
While he's unsure what his education will look like overseas at this stage, Davis is so far managing to juggle school and riding.
He hopes to one day turn his passion into a career.
"That's my dream, I really want to make that happen," he said.
"I love it."
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