Camille Balanche Signs With Dorval AM

Dec 23, 2019
by James Smurthwaite  
Photo: Julien Ledermann

Camille Balanche has today announced she is joining the Dorval AM team for 2020 and beyond.

Balanche raced as a privateer last year in her first full World Cup season and earned 2 podiums and a second-place at Crankworx Innsbruck. She becomes the third elite woman to join the Dorval AM team alongside Monika Hrastnik and Mariana Salazar.

bigquotesI’m super stoked to begin this new chapter of my life with the Dorval am team and Commencal bike. I have the coolest teammates and being three elite women in the same structure is going to push me a lot. It was my dream to become a pro rider so I’m just over the moon.Camille Balanche

It looks like Dorval are sticking with Commencal frames for another year with Fox suspension and Schwalbe tyres too. Expect a full team release in the New Year.


Press Release: Dorval AM

The Dorval am team announces the arrival of a new female rider for the 2020 season. Camille Balanche from Switzerland will be joining World Cup podium contenders Monika Hrastnik and Mariana Salazar. We are proud to be the only team on the World Cup circuit supporting three women elite. On the men’s side, it remains the same with the two French TOP 20 riders Baptiste Pierron and Benoit Coulanges.

Camille Balanche, 2019 European champion, completed her first World Cup season as seventh overall. With two podiums, 3rd in Val di Sole and 5th in Lenzerheide, her dedication as a privateer paid off. We are happy to give her the opportunity to be fully supported.

The Dorval am team is pointing in 4th of the UCI elite team ranking. The roster is growing every year and we are excited to start the 2020 season with a new rider and some added sponsors.

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  • 69 1
 Kudos to the Dorval AM for supporting three elite women!
  • 3 1
 Exactly that!
  • 2 7
flag endurocat (Dec 24, 2019 at 1:26) (Below Threshold)
 Trek should take note.
  • 5 0
 @endurocat: take a note for what ? Not many brands out there who support more female cycle athletes than Trek .....from a own pro tour woman team, cyclocross , xc, enduro team and even a freerider like casey brown....
  • 66 5
 We can't do these with black and white photos anymore... At first glance I thought someone died.
  • 9 0
 It may be the screen shot type quality of the photos too, but I know what you mean.
  • 15 2
 Dorval has 3 top level girls and then you have Spe and Santa cruz that say there aren't enough of them at comptetitive level to justify having one.
  • 11 1
 Is this the same racer that posed with the team Specialized mechanic on social media?
  • 2 0
  • 1 0
 with Kevin Joly?
  • 7 0
 Awesome to see another talented female rider get full support!
  • 5 0
 Specialized missed an opportunity here.
  • 4 2
 Screen shot quality or not... That's the introduction a professional racer gets... Good lord lets hope they didn't blow the teams budget on this press release.
  • 2 1
 Ha hopefully they can afford the air in the tires...
  • 3 1
 Did you see their team photo before last season? Dorval obviously isn't spending any money on these photos
  • 3 2
 @Mntneer: chill your balls dude haha this article wasn't written by dorval and photos are screenshots from intagram... camille is an awesome racer and no needs for a fancy article to introduce her, you already know who she is and you'll keep seeing her on podiums Wink
  • 2 0
 Congrats Camille on scoring a team contract – fingers crossed for a kick-ass season!
  • 2 0
 Nice work Dorval AM! DH needs more teams like this!
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