It’s that time of year again, team rosters are changing, riders are swapping kit and throwing a leg over new bikes left, right and centre. We’ve trawled back through our inbox full of press releases to find you the need to know information on which racers have swapped teams for 2017.
Perhaps the most interesting news is that Troy Brosnan will be racing for The Canyon Factory Downhill taem in 2017, alongside Mark Wallace and Ruaridh Cunningham.
Manon Carpenter leaves Madison Saracen and joins forces with Radon for the 2017 season.
You will have seen the Santa Cruz Syndicate video announcing that Loris Vergier and Luca Shaw are joining the team this year, we needn’t say any more!
Joe Smith moves from CRC Paypal to Norco Factory Racing this year. He will be riding alongside Sam Blenkinsop and young Canadian Henry Fitzgerald.
Neko Mulally will now be in the YT Mob and racing aboard a YT Tues for 2017.
Not a team change but worthy news all the same – 2016 was Andrew Neethling’s final year of World Cup racing, he has retired after a 14 year career.
After racing in 2016 as a privateer, Miranda Miller now takes a seat on the Specialized Gravity Team in 2017. She’ll be racing DH and selected EWS this year.
Just a few years ago Kenta Gallagher was ripping round XC Eliminator course’s now after just a short time racing World Cup Downhill he has landed a ride for Polygon UR.
Back from severe illness, its great to see Anne-Caro Chausson aboard another factory ride in 2017, this time its Commencal Bikes.
François Bailly-Maître is moving from a BMC onto an Ibis for 2017, he will join the Gehig sisters and Robert Wallner to race the Enduro World Series.
Yohan Barelli leaves Giant and will ride for Commencal this year. We wondered what CX bike he is going to rip about on now?!
Lewis Buchanan joins Trek Factory Racing for 2017, he’ll be one to watch on the EWS circuit this year.
Not a team change as such but EWS champion, Richie Rude will be wearing a Red Bull lid this year after signing with the global media giants.
Ones to watch
Connor Macfarlane says goodbye to Knolly but what will he ride next?
Taylor Vernon has parted ways with Trek, what’s in store for him next year?