Some months ago we started to design how do we want to be our 2013 Downhill Team. Today is the day to present the 203mm 2013 Downhill team. New riders, new sponsors, more energy, this is the philosophy.
We had a big list of candidates for join the team, and finally we could sign our favorites ones. Regardless of the outcome, we are very pleased to have riders that convey what is essential for us in the world of Downhill, respect, personal growth and desire to have fun on the bike.
Dani Olarra has been for us the revelation rider in 2012 and although his race wins from afar, over the past year has become one of the most promising young national DH rider winning almost everything in cadet category 2012. We emphasize in their triumphs, be the Champion of Spain Cadet and Euskadi Cadet Champion. Certainly, for us it is a great pleasure to have Dani Olarra, both for quality within the circuit, and its great way to be outside and thank him enormously his confidence in this year 203mm.
Marko Fernandez is our new Andalusian recruit for this year, his career is long and extensive where we highlight among many merits, it has been the best Andalusian ranked at the Spanish Cycling Federation 2012 chart, and his extensive experience in racing the UCI World Cup including South Africa race last year. For us it is very important to try to support local riders and we are very happy to do so with a rider like Marko Fernandez.
Really this project would not have been possible without the collaboration of the components brand Spank both internationally and through its distributor in Spain Melic Bikes and Scott-Sports Bikes.
Having recognition from USA for a brand like Spank, is something that we are excited for because we are fans for many years of this brand for the quality of its components, such as aesthetics and manufactured product line. Wheels, handlebars, grips, stems, pedals, will be part of the technical support that we receive from the U.S.A equipment brand and its spanish distributor Melicbikes.
There's really little we can say about Scott, we are aware that without the support of this great brand 203mm project would not be possible. The result of this collaboration has been to address the project Team DH 203mm and can unify the efforts by both sides and creating a solid platform with the spectacular bike Gambler 2013. Having a bike of this caliber is really a treat, and as you can see in the photos, with Spank components in blue it looks rad.
We want to thank Antonio Ortega for the trust given to us every day and Scott for making us feel part of their family. Many thanks to all who have made this project possible.