Something has been brewing in the world of Trek Factory Racing. Since its inception, the program has slowly been working to consolidate all three MTB disciplines into one factory race program. This season, Trek has finally realized their vision with the addition of a Trek Factory DH team and the future is looking bright.
So what happens when you bring all three squads to a bike park in Spain for a pre-season team camp?
Well, if you take them for a day of “team-building exercises,” you will quickly discover just how competitive these athletes are. There are massive paellas to eat, jump jams in the evening, hi-jinx, near constant Kendama competitions, and plenty of time for the all of the riders to get well-acquainted before spending the upcoming season under one tent.
While most of the time off the bike is light-hearted, the athletes are here to work. There is testing to be done, settings to dial in, and new gear to get familiar with. Jolanda Neff had to sit this one out due to a viral infection but was sorely missed by her new teammates and the extended Trek family.
The pieces are all in place and the season is fast approaching.