Trek Factory Racing Announces 2014 Enduro Roster

Feb 4, 2014
by Trek Bikes  
Justin Leov plummeting back down to sea level on stage four.
Justin Leov

Defending Enduro World Series champion and Trek Factory Racing’s privateering global team of riders will unite under the Trek Factory Racing banner to take on the world’s biggest enduro races in 2014. Headlined by 2013 series champion, Tracy Moseley (GBR), the team’s European-based roster consists of Moseley, Rene Wildhaber (SUI), and Justin Leov (NZL). Ross Schnell and American mountain bike über-couple Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA) and Heather Irmiger (USA) will compete in select EWS events as well as hold down the North American scene racing throughout the continent in 2014 including the Big Mountain Enduro series.

After dominating the women’s division of the inaugural Enduro World Series in 2013, Tracy Moseley returns looking to repeat her commanding performance. The former UCI World Cup Downhill champion will focus her efforts exclusively on the Series. “I love the new Factory Team structure,” said Moseley. “I’m really happy to continue my relationship with them and looking forward to defending my World Series title in 2014. The unique thing about riding for a team owned by a company with the product and race knowledge of Trek is that I have the choice of riding multiple bikes and wheel sizes. It’s a huge asset to be able to ride a race-ready 29er or 650b depending on the course.”

Tracy Moseley hit the first stage hard this moring to take the stage win over Anne-Caroline Chausson but as the day wore on she slipped back a bit and this evening sits with a five second deficit to make up tomorrow.
Tracy Moseley

Ever-present podium threat, Rene Wildhaber will look to improve on a solid 2013 season as well as take time for a few extra curricular activities.”I will devote all my energy for our team to defend the Enduro World Series title,” said Rene. “Personally I will ride all the EWS races and one week-long enduro race as well as take on a few personal video projects. One thing I’m excited to work on is the construction of a big pump track close to my home that is going to support young mountain bikers and hopefully grow the sport.”

Rene Wildhaber found lots of time out on the track today jumping up to seventh place.
Rene Wildhaber

After taking a year away from competition, Justin Leov will ride with Moseley and Wildhaber and focus his efforts on helping the team repeat its 2013 World Enduro Series win. "Just dabbling in enduro last year was all it took to hook me,” said Leov. “Having the opportunity to go full time training and racing with Trek Factory Racing is a privilege. It's going to be an exciting year and I'm going to push myself to the limit."

Former All-Mountain World Champion Ross Schnell will compete in North America as well as across the Atlantic, focusing on select Enduro World Series stops. "It's motivating being surrounded by such an amazing cast of athletes and team infrastructure. I think 2014 is going to hold great things for the Trek Factory enduro program,” said Schnell.

A perfect storm
JHK put down a smokin fast time of 15 54.836 on Stage 3 the most technical stage of the weekend a good 20-seconds into second place Dylan Stucki Mavic Mountain Flyer Magazine .
Ross Schnell and Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski

After dominating the fast-emerging North American enduro scene in 2013, Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski and Heather Irmiger, who have a combined eighteen years of racing with Trek, will focus primarily on repeating their strong 2013 performances at the North American Enduro Tour and Big Mountain Enduro Series. Irmiger coming off of a season in which she took the overall at the North American Enduro Tour, foresees another big year as her sport continues to grow; “Enduro is an ever evolving and blossoming discipline and I am so energized to continue to build on my skills and results from last year! I have grown into the athlete I am today with Trek by my side for eight spectacular years. Our equipment is top rate, the race series are fun and exciting, and I am thrilled to be back with such a supportive program in 2014.”

Heather Irmiger

2014 Trek Factory Racing Enduro Team roster:
Tracy Moseley (GBR)
Rene Wildhaber (SUI)
Justin Leov (NZL)
Ross Schnell (USA)
Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski (USA)
Heather Irmiger (USA)

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28 Comments

  • + 15
 Is it just me or does the opening line not make any sense ?
  • + 2
 it hurts my brain
  • + 3
 Amazing english skills shown.
  • + 2
 if they removed privateering it would be way easier to read... just a case of trying too hard
  • + 2
 privateering global team...thats almost as bad as saying that hot water is cold.
  • + 1
 Makes perfect sense...
  • + 1
 One comma. That would do it, but no.
  • + 6
 I feel Justin is going to be strong this year
  • + 41
 Just don't tell me you're a bieber believer.
  • + 3
 made my day hahaha Smile
  • + 4
 Bieber rides Enduro?!
  • + 3
 Well, he was going to get kicked out of the US, so he changed his visa from "artist" (hah, artist!cracks me up) to athlete
  • + 1
 We just can't wait for him staying in Poland. I think this might change things dramatically.
  • + 1
 Those are called " Beliebers" according to the twitter
  • + 1
 According to what?
  • + 0
 Justin Timbalake?
  • + 4
 If bieber rides enduro i would need a new haircut!!
  • + 1
 New head.. and the rest.
  • + 1
 Justin Leov took a year off from competition? I could have sworn I saw you him race Enduro.
  • + 1
 What is the best Enduro video to understand what is Enduro ?
  • + 1
 Nice line up
  • + 1
 This is so enduro!
  • + 1
 And i thought i was the only one who could read
  • + 2
 Majority only watches photos and comments.
  • + 0
 Heather Ermahgerd* fyp
  • + 1
 Nom nom!!!
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