Have you ever wondered what it would be like to compete on the World Cup mountain bike racing circuit? Now you can stop wondering and meet top International mountain bikers in person, at an exclusive session with the Trek Factory Racing XC athletes! That’s right: you can join Emily Batty, Anton Cooper, Sergio Mantecón and Evie Richards for #MyTrekSundowners at Meerendal Wine Estate, just days after they compete in the first leg of the 2018 UCI MTB World Cup in Stellenbosch! Can you think of a better way to get motivated on your own MTB journey?
Join Us for #MyTrekSundowners!
You’re invited to join us for our up-close-and-personal, exclusive event at Meerendal Wine Estate on 12 March 2018. Listen to first-hand racing stories and find out what makes Trek Factory Racingtick! RSVP is essential and seats are limited. Please register at www.trekbikes.com/za/en_ZA/meet_trek_factory_racing to book your place!
Inspiring Youth to Cycle: Emily Batty Goes the Distance
In perfect sync with the Trek Bikes ethos, 29-year-old Canadian Emily Batty believes life is better on a bicycle, and has made it her mission to encourage as many kids as possible to pursue cycling. The Emily Batty Project is highly successful in achieving this goal, and with a world-class role model like Emily, we know why! Emily’s many accolades include a bronze at the 2016 World Championships, fourth place at the Rio Olympics and a gold medal at the 2015 Pan Am Games. She is currently preparing to compete for Team Canada in the Australian Commonwealth Games later this year.
Anton Cooper: Dreaming Big, Riding Large!
For New Zealand Trek team member Anton Cooper, life’s all about pursuing your goals relentlessly. “My dream of becoming a professional cross country mountain biker became reality in 2012 when I joined the Trek Factory Racing team, and won the Junior World Championships.” Having raced since he was 11, 23-year-old Anton has accomplished much, with another World Championship win in the U-23 category, and a third-place finish in the 2017 World Cup in Germany.
No Challenge too Big for Sergio Mantecón Gutierrez
The busiest man in mountain biking, you can find Sergio at the front of nearly every race in his native Spain, as well as on the World Cup circuit. Sergio provides a solid and positive base for the entire team with a confident outlook that doesn’t waver for any challenge. A mainstay on podiums throughout his career, Sergio’s accomplishments include numerous World Cup top-10s and copious other wins.
Coming of age in South Africa: Evie Richards
One of the brightest young talents in cross country comes to the team from the United Kingdom. Evie joined the Trek Factory Racing program full-time in 2018 to compete in the U-23 category. Already an U-23 World Cup winner aboard Evie has just been crowned the U-23 Women’s Cyclo-cross World Champion … this is the first time ever that this title has been won by the same woman, twice! We have loads to celebrate at #MyTrekSundowners: Evie turns 21 on 11 March!
MTB World Cup Fever rises in Stellenbosch!
Days before the #MyTrekSundowners event, mountain bikers across South Africa will get to see the four top International Trek Factory Racing XC athletes compete in the season opener for the 2018 UCI MTB World Cup, which is to be held in Stellenbosch on 10 March 2018. World renowned for its picturesque wine routes, mountains and endless mountain biking trails, Stellenbosch is the ideal venue for a series of this stature. The race will take place on the slopes of the Coetzenburg Mountain.
The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) series attracts the crème de la crème of international cross country mountain biking and tens of thousands of spectators globally.
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