Yeti Cycles ha annunciato che per la stagione 2014 lascierà la DH e concentrerà le sue forze solo sull’Enduro.
La fine di un era per uno dei grandi Team nella storia nel Downhill, per la prossima stagione Yeti Cycles avrà nell’Enduro anche i rider Jared Graves e Richie Rude che affiancheranno i colleghi enduristi, il Team inoltre supporterà anche il team USA con i rider Mike West e Chris Heath, rappresentanti di Yeti saranno anche Nate Hills, Joey Schusler, Alex Petidemange, Sarah Rawley.
Comunicato Yeti Cycles:
For the 2014 racing season, Yeti Cycles will focus their international race efforts solely on the Enduro World Series with a fully supported team that includes 2013 EWS 2nd Place Overall and DH World Championship Bronze medalist Jared Graves and 2013 Junior DH World Champion Richie Rude. In addition to the EWS World Cup team, Yeti will support a number of select athletes via their US National team and regional Racing Ambassadors who will race primarily in the Big Mountain Enduro Series, Oregon Enduro Series, and select EWS events.
“Racing has been the cornerstone of our product development for over twenty-five years,” said Yeti President and co-owner Chris Conroy. “We are excited about enduro racing and have athletes that are uniquely suited to the discipline. Focusing on enduro racing will allow us to concentrate our marketing and product resources exactly where enthusiasm is growing from our sponsors, supporters, and customers.”
Yeti Cycles Enduro Team
EWS World Cup Team:
• Jared Graves
• Richie Rude
US National Team:
• Mike West
• Chris Heath
• Joey Schusler
• Nate Hills
• Alex Petidemange
• Sarah Rawley
Reflecting this shift in international race resources, Yeti Cycles will no longer race a World Cup DH schedule. Cam Cole will continue to race a World Cup calendar, but will not be a part of Yeti’s race program. “Cam is a great athlete and we were proud to have him on our team. While it’s sad to see Cam move on, we wish him luck.”
“World Cup DH racing isn’t done for Yeti Cycles, but our focus in the near-term is on enduro racing,” said Conroy.
Yeti Cycles 2014 Sponsors: Fox Racing Shox, Maxxis, Shimano, DT Swiss, Giro, Renthal, Pedro’s, WTB, E Thirteen, Thomson, ODI, Chris King, Feedback Sports, Stages Cycling.