PRESS RELEASE: Cannondale
We're kicking off the 2018 season with a new look and an eye towards all mountain adventures.Matt Simmonds
New signing Matt Simmonds brings his intense downhill focus to a new discipline as he makes the transition to race Enduro in 2018. Riding for the Cannondale Enduro team, Matt will hit international Enduro hot-spots and EWS events from Europe to North America with stops at Sea Otter and a favorite of the riders, the grassroots TDS race in California.
Matt brings with him a core group of partners both on the bike and off with Shimano, PRO, Stans NoTubes, Schwalbe and Alpinestars clothing and protective gear. Jerome Clementz
Jerome has been our leading EWS rider since 2013; he was the first EWS World Champion and one of the most successful riders in EWS and recently crowned with an EWS career award. In 2018, he will ride with more freedom to seek out new adventures and discover new lines bringing friends, old and new, along for the ride.
While not fully stepping away from racing, Jey will be more selective in events that he will tie on a race plate in 2018. He will also step into a new role mentoring the Enduro team riders on their racing to bring the Cannondale team in a new direction and make the next step in all things Enduro at EWS events.
Jerome will be throwing his leg over a full stable of Cannondales supported by SRAM, Alpinestars, and his other personal sponsors.Marco Osborne
Marco started out as a hidden talent on the bike who was brought out of the woods in 2013 by Mark Weir, affectionately known as the Godfather of American Enduro. Now, in 2018, Marco becomes the young veteran on the Cannondale Enduro roster, and the most consistent American on the EWS circuit.
Signing on full time with the Enduro squad in 2015, he’s steadily carved his own place in the Enduro scene. Ready for the next adventure, Marco looks to build on that success with Jerome’s mentorship and team mechanic Matteo’s attention to every detail. He’ll also lean on new teammate Matt Simmonds to share some secrets from DH.
Marco carries with him his longtime supporters both on the bike and kicking around the pits with Shimano, Fox, WTB, Thule, Smith, and Alpinestars.
Maybe, a la Hill, he wanted to switch things up. New tracks, different riding...
Nothing stays the same forever
I guess they forgot about that two-time champion.