Without Further adieu, it gives us great pleasure to announce that the one and only Bergamont Hayes World Team will be returning to the World cup for a second year. After a hugely successful year in 2014 which saw the team punch far above their weight thanks to stellar performances from all team members and for 2015 we are excited to throw some fresh faces into the mix.
Ed Masters is back for another year as a rider/manager and couldn't be more excited to get to racing against the world's best. With an amazing qualifier in Cairns, backed up by consistent top 30 finishes throughout the series that saw him finish 33rd overall; both Ed and the team are looking to continue pushing the envelope both on and off the track.
“I was so STOKED with how 2014 worked out for both myself and the team, and I'm super pumped to see what we can do and where we can take it. We've got a killer line up of riders, and I can't wait to let the good times roll!
” - Ed Masters
Current Queen of Crankworx, Whip mistress and all round shredder Casey Brown is also back in the mix for 2015. Despite a few hiccups along the way Casey rounded out 2014 ranked 12th overall on the World Cup. A winter skiing in Canada followed by some summer shredding in Queenstown will no doubt make her a force to reckoned with in 2015.
“I'm looking forward to another year with all the guys on our team. Nothing beats having fun with your mates, racing bikes and I can't wait to get back at it
” - Casey Brown
A fresh face to line up for 2015, comes in the form of New Zealand native and unofficial privateer of the year; Rupert Chapman. A regular on the NZ scene for a few years, Rupert threw his cards on the table last year racing the majority of the world cup season. With some great results along the way and an attitude that couldn't be any more suited to the Bergamont Team, we are stoked to have Rupert on board.
“I've been friends with Eddie and Casey for a while now, so for us to all be on the same team is awesome. I'm keen to take my racing to the next level, and it makes it so much easier knowing that I've got the support behind me to do so. 2015's gonna be siccccckkk!
" - Rupert Chapman
Rounding out the line up for 2015 is Australian junior phenom Max Warshawsky. Racing a few rounds in 2014 off his own back, Max netted himself some impressive results included a 6th place at Windham and a 4th place at the World Championships in Norway. With the right support of both the team and his new teammates everyone is excited to see what Max can do this year. Watch this space!
“After a couple of sweet results last year, I've got the confidence and drive to make things happen this season. I'm looking forward to some good times racing and travelling alongside Eddie, Casey and Rupert. I've got a great opportunity here and I'm going to make the most of it.
" - Max Warshawsky
Look out for the team this year as they compete on the UCI DH World Cup, select EWS rounds, all Crankworx festivals and a selection of other races along the way. Feel free to come and say hi!Sean Lee photo
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A huge thanks to all the team sponsors for 2015!
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