Urge Announce Enduro Team

Jan 24, 2013 at 3:00
Jan 24, 2013
by Matt Wragg  
 
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For more than 10 years Tribe Sport Group has supported enduro riders through its team. We have observed and followed very closely the evolution and the recent explosion of our discipline, so it’s only natural that we make the bigger step towards a team with international goals thanks to our title sponsor URGE Bike Products. The international team will take part in all the 7 rounds of the 2013 Enduro World Series. We will still not leave the Enduro Series – French Cup aside as in top of the Inter Team, a National Team will compete on these rounds.

Loyal to our values, we will concentrate our efforts on bringing our experience of the discipline to young riders who already proved their potentials with good results and wins but who also have a lot more to offer in the future. They will be able to rely on many benefits within the structure such as the experience of Alex Balaud and Sabrina Jonnier but also the support of our partners Yeti Cycles (SB66) and Rocky Mountain (Altitude) that produce the best enduro bikes at the minute. Each of our technical partners will bring something extra thanks to the renowned quality of their products. They are all recognized as a reference in their domain.

Michelin and the Fox Service Center France will be particularly involved in the development and the tuning of two of the most performance-defining characteristics of an enduro bike: tyres and suspensions. From now until the season opening on the 18th of May in Italy, the team will continue to work hard and will do their maximum to put their names on the top of the timing lists.


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International Team : Goals: Enduro World Series and Enduro Series

Alex Balaud (38 years old, Rocky Mountain FRA): multiple Enduro Series winner

Florian Nicolaï (19 years, Yeti FRA): 2nd of the 2012 Enduro Series general ranking

Antonin Gourgin (20 years old, Rocky Mountain FRA): 5th of the 2012 Enduro Series general ranking

Maurian Marnay (19 years old, Rocky Mountain FRA); 8th of the 2012 Enduro Series general ranking

Alex Cure (19 years old, Yeti FRA): 2nd of the 2012 Enduro Series final round in Font Romeu

Johnny Magis (21 years old, Yeti BELG): 2012 Belgium DH and 4X Cups winner

Brice Liebrechts (17 years old, Yeti BELG): 2nd of the 2012 Belgium Enduro junior Cup

National Team : Goal: Enduro Series

Morgane Jonnier (23 years old): 1st of the 2011 Enduro Series female general ranking and 5th in 2012

Pierre Yves Liverneau (22 years old): 14th of the 2012 Enduro Series general ranking

Gaëtan Dupin (22 years old): 18th of the 2012 Enduro Series general ranking

Fouad Gourirane (27 years old) 33rd of the 2012 Enduro Series general ranking


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Management:

General Managers: Fred Glo and Michel Liebrechts

Logistics and mechanic managers: Nico Parisi, Nico Delvaux and Lilian Georges (the latter also being the team coach through the company OST)

Technical and racing coach: Sabrina Jonnier

Nutritionist : Gregory Monin (ESP)

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52 Comments

  • + 33
 An enduro team without one ironic mustache or beard?? What's this world coming to?
  • + 10
 How ironic...
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  • + 6
 Wish there were enduro races in Canada. Im sure theres something in B.C......but Ontario not so much
  • + 2
 why not race the super d's? it's like one stage of enduro
  • + 1
 There was talk of an enduro-style race through Hilton Falls & Agreement Forest but not sure where it's at in the planning stages...
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  • + 1
 Does anyone know where to get parts for an Urge helmet? I lost a buckle and Urge has not been any help...maybe I'll just stick to Giro.
  • + 3
 Pretty sure crc stock spares
  • + 1
 Yes. Go to a BIKE SHOP. They can get the parts through the distributor no problem.
  • + 11
 Whoah there encorp. That is some out of the box thinking.
  • + 0
 Not all bike shops will be able to get parts, just an FYI.
  • + 2
 @randyfloyd. Please contact us at (720) 524-7085 or usasales@royalracing.com. We are the North American offices for Urge and can get you the new buckle.
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  • + 2
 they cleared all the champagne and wine out of the cellar and filled it with talent!!
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  • + 1
 where's Fabian? i saw the headline and my first thought was yeah Mr Barel leading an enduro team?
  • + 2
 He is actually in the picture, but not mentioned in the article. I know Barel is involved (co-owner?) with Urge so he will definitely be involved in this.
  • + 1
 Barel will ride for Canyon bikes on enduro next season.
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  • + 1
 Humm... french team, american bikes ! I thought it was going to be a french bike like the Lapierre Zesty...
  • + 1
 Lapierre have an Enduro squad - Nico mainly
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  • + 2
 I have a Down-O-Matic.. Its awesome! Big Grin
  • + 2
 but their kinda ugly lids!
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  • + 1
 It was only a matter of time before they set up a team. Enduro is gunna get huuuuge this year!
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  • + 2
 mmm, carbon SB-66, yummy.
  • + 2
 Agree. Good news for enduro racing. Hope they have a successful season. Like that Yeti with E13 wheels. Really like the URGE products - Have an Enduromatic and an Arch (although Archi is cracked up from a recent crash).
  • + 1
 yeah im staring at that bike too mmmm donuts.
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  • + 1
 Mr Barel is on the pic to represent Urge... but i'll be riding for Canyon bikes with joe Barnes !
  • + 2
 Isn't Barel part owner of urge?
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  • + 2
 hahaha, Sabrina Jonnier can smoke all of them
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  • + 1
 One of them looks like Harry Stiles !!!!!!!!!!
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  • + 1
 How come there are so few women in such a large team?
  • + 3
 Have a look round next time you're at a race or even out for a blast on your bike.
What is the male to female ratio?
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  • + 1
 this enduro is escalating like if there was no tomorow
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  • + 0
 kinda feel bad for every on this team.
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  • - 2
 Nowhere in the article does it say or promote what Urge produces and sells...except for the dudes holding helmets from a distance.
  • + 2
 I'm sorry but I'll think you'll find there is a gentleman wearing an urge t-shirt...
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  • - 3
 Well there you see that relations count, I was only seconds behind brice in the belgium enduro cup and got 3rd junior, due to his father being team manager he's on there...
  • + 12
 Not bitter or anything then... Smile
  • + 9
 It's sad but true, having a parent/friend somewhere important will definatley help you get ANY job...
  • - 1
 Guys, it is not sad, contacts and relations is almost everything. And if it is his Fathets business then he decides whether he wants his kid there or not, every single parent would do that. Look at your relation with your parents, and hehe realize that if kid wants to follow his parents in doing anything it is one in a million Smile One part of success is being great at something, second is to be able to pitch it to someone, third to know who to pitch to and how to open the doors. It's all good.

Cheers!
  • + 21
 So you're saying he beat you at this race and therefore you deserve a place on the team?????

Sense: this does not make.
  • + 7
 Maybe they didn't want a kid on the team who is known to be a complainer and thinks he deserves a spot? Get sponsorship from POC.
  • + 1
 looks like they all need haircuts!
  • + 4
 well duh of course his dad isn't gonna pick you over him especially if he beat you
  • + 0
 I don't want this to be misunderstood, brice and all of the belgium guys are great, both in riding and personally, I would just love to have someone who could give me this opportunity...
  • + 6
 In a world where .01 seconds ether makes or breaks a race time, 'a few seconds' isn't something you should be complaining about online, especially if you want sponsors to take note. Suck it up, work harder and race faster. Oh, and kicking that entitlement complex to the curb will definitely help you out. Regardless of how talented you are or how smart or how savvy or good looking you think you are, nobody owes you anything. Give to your sport, and it will give back to you. Give it your time, your love, your practice, your patience, your training and your soul.
  • + 2
 There's a rule in the game of life and it goes like this: It's not who you know, it's who know you.
  • + 1
 Sorry man, that's life. I know the feeling. If you work hard enough and build a great image instead of complaining about how it's no fair you'll find that those contacts will come with time. Get after it.
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  • - 3
 not a single female ??? WTF ??
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 Besides the 2 girls in the photo?
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 Sabrina and Morgane Jonnier
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