12/04/2011 | 38 comments
Trek World Racing 2011 World Cup downhill team of Tracy Moseley, Aaron Gwin, Justin Leov and Neko Mulally and have just been out in Spain testing recently and have just released details of their full co-sponsors, program and support staff as well as a tasty teaser video and some choice photos.
Trek are looking strong this year and it’s going to be exciting to see how they get on at the first World Cup in Pietermaritzburg in just over four weeks time.
Since announcing the complete roster of Trek World Racing athletes for the upcoming season, planning has been in full swing with the confirmation of the all-important co-sponsors of the program, as well as the support and support staff, and the team’s participation in the first test camp of the year. Held on the Costa del Sol in Spain, all 7 riders attended a test camp with key Trek staff, with participation by Fox Racing Shox and Shimano.
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Next month sees the launch of www.trekworldracing.com, a new freestanding website dedicated to the team and the popular In Pursuit video series.
23 Degrees Sports Management, along with Trek Bicycles, are proud to announce that Trek World Racing’s co-sponsors for 2011 will be:
Major Sponsor: Shimano – Drive Train and Brakes
Major Sponsor: JBL – World leaders in Home and Car Audio
Major Sponsor: Fox Racing Shox – Suspension, Technical Support
Major Sponsor: Bontrager – XC Clothing, XC Bars, XC Stems, XC Seats/Seat Posts, XC Grips, XC Tires, Wheels – www.bontrager.com
Kabuto Helmets: XC Helmets – www.ogkhelmet.com
Royal Racing: DH Clothing and Casual Gear – www.royalracing.com
FUNN: DH Handlebars, Stems – www.funnmtb.com
Gamut USA: Chain Guides – www.gamutusa.com
SDG: DH Saddles and I-Beam Seat Posts – www.sdgusa.com
Motorex: Lubricants and Cleaning Products – www.motorex.com
Maxxis: DH Tires and Tubes – www.maxxis.com
Alpinestars: DH Protection and Bags – www.alpinestars.com
Isostar: Sports Drink and Nutrition – www.isostar.com
Hope Technology: DH Hubs – www.hopetechnology.com
ODI: DH Grips – www.odigrips.com
Quotes from some of the team’s new sponsors for 2011:
President/CEO of OGK Kabuto, Mr Hidehito Kimura: -
“KABUTO as a Japanese bicycle & motorcycle helmet manufacturer, we have been in the leading spot here in Japan and Asia. Now it was about time to show the rest of the world our products, and we cannot be happier to do this with Trek World Racing, the best Mountain Bike team in the World Cup scene for the 2011-2012 season. We are very excited and cannot wait the season to start.”
Managing Director of Royal Racing, Mr Martin Lloyd Evans: -
“Royal is delighted to be sponsoring Trek World Racing and we have been long term admirers of the Trek brand. TWR are the perfect research and development partner for our design team.”
Co-founder of Gamut USA, Mr Mateo Graziosi: -
“Gamut is very proud to be selected as the chain device sponsor of the Trek World Racing team. Its elite riders and support crew will certainly add value to our brand while providing feedback to ensure we continue to make best in class products.”
Isostar Brand Manager, Mr Daniel Schmid: -
“Isostar sports nutrition is very excited to be a new sponsor of Trek World Racing. We can’t wait to support one of the best mountain bike teams in the world and to develop further nutrition products in close collaboration with the riders. We wish TWR lots of success for the upcoming season!”
Trek World Racing athletes will be supported by some of the most experienced and talented staff in the business:
Team Director – Martin Whiteley (AUS)
Road Manager/DH Soigneur – Paul Schlitz (AUS)
XC Soigneur – Gabby Murphy (AUS)
Head Mechanic – Sander Gijs (NED)
Team Mechanic – Ely Woody (USA)
Team Mechanic – Chris “Monkey” Vasquez (USA)
Team Videographers – John and Rob Parkin (GBR)
The primary focus for Trek World Racing will be the World Cups and supporting all riders at the World Championships in Switzerland. The team will attend all XC and Downhill World Cups this season as well as selected events such as the Absa Cape Epic, US Open, Roc d’Azur, Selected Pro GRT Events and Swiss Racer Cups, Maxxis Cups and British National DH events.