Trek Factory Racing (TFR) is on the hunt for the stripes in all major disciplines in 2017. With a team packed with talent TRF looks to have doubled its efforts to win at the elite level of mountain bike racing this season, while simultaneously investing in some new and emerging talent. It looks set to be another exciting year for the team!
Following historic achievements last season, TFR Downhill and Rachel Atherton hope to accomplish even more in 2017. Rachel, Gee, and Dan Atherton (GBR) return with a focus on World Cup DH, heart-stopping Red Bull events, world-class track-building, and producing spectacular films and media. Stay tuned for more roster info from the squad in the coming weeks. Going into 2017, TFR DH will follow Rachel’s perfect season and World Championship win aboard Trek Session.
The cross-country squad will buckle down in 2017 with leadership from World Cup luminary Emily Batty (CAN). Coming off her best season yet, Emily looks to improve on a 2016 that saw a 4th at the Rio Olympics, and a podium at the World Championships. Joining her will be strongman Sergio Mantecon (ESP), as well as 2012 Junior and 2015 U-23 World Champion Anton Cooper (NZL). Sergio returns to TFR after a 2016 plagued by injury, while Anton returns to the Trek family looking to expand on his junior season wins aboard Trek, and ready to make a statement with World Cup results.
As Anton put it: "Things have come full circle since I became the Junior World Champion in 2012 whilst piloting a Trek, and I'm really looking forward to being back on board with the brand in 2017. Trek gave me my first opportunity as a professional rider at just 17, and it feels just as exciting for me to link up with the brand as it did back then.”
TFR Enduro returns with the ever-competitive talents of Katy Winton (SCO) and Casey Brown (CAN). Both will look to expand on their positive momentum of 2016, when Katy saw numerous top-10s and Casey found herself on the podium at several Enduro World Series races. Katy and Casey will race in EWS events alongside up-and-coming talent Lewis Buchanan (SCO). Lewis is coming off an injury-laden season, but has exactly the attitude and potential the program seeks to foster:
"Signing with Trek Factory Racing is a great opportunity that I could not pass up. To be part of the team is a dream, and to be on such awesome equipment is a major confidence booster. I look forward to the season ahead and getting racing underway in new colours."
Good luck Trek, we are looking forward to an exctiing season!