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Canyon Factory Racing DH enters a new season of World Cup battles with a lethal roster of returning riders and a fresh face. Troy Brosnan returns as the anchor of the roster after a successful 2017 campaign which saw him depart from the elusive 1-win club by taking the win at the Andorran round of the UCI World Cup. This win vaulted him to a 2nd place overall finish in the UCI World Cup, a career best for Brosnan.
Troy Brosnan poised for a big season ahead. Photo by Boris Beyer
23-year-old Canadian Mark Wallace re-upped with Canyon Factory Racing in November after a standout season which was highlighted by an opening round 2nd place finish in Lourdes, France. Wallace backed this with a consistent season including three top ten finishes on route to an 8th place in the overall standings. New to the program is sixteen-year-old Australian Kye A’Hern. Coming off impressive results at Crankworx Whistler where he claimed the Prince of Crankworx honor highlighted by his commanding win the Canadian Open DH.
Kye is the new addition to the Canyon Factory Racing roster. Photo by Boris Beyer
The vets eye up the young gun in the team. Photo by Boris Beyer
The 2018 UCI World Cup season kicks off in April on Lošinj a Croatian island in the northern Adriatic Sea known for its striking bays, rich vegetation and a heinously rocky downhill track. The season peaks at the World Championships in Lenzerheide Switzerland, where in 2017 World Cup action Brosnan narrowly missed the win by a mere 0.162 of a second. Canyon Factory Racing’s focus this season will be the UCI World Cup series as well as select Crankworx events.
Team Manager Gabe Fox says “The season is going to be exciting, heading into a season with two young top ten ranked riders is a great position to be in. I expect Troy and Mark to continue to challenge for World Cup wins.”
Reliable, cutting-edge equipment is crucial to race day success and Canyon Factory Racing DH is proud to partner with industry leaders in their respective categories. In 2018 the team is proudly supported by SRAM, RockShox, Mavic, Dainese, Maxxis, Troy Lee Designs, Ergon, Crankbrothers, E-13, Acros and Mucoff.
Troy Brosnan wins Vallnord. Photo by Boris Beyer
“We look forward to the continued partnership with Canyon Factory Racing DH. Troy and Mark have been SRAM and RockShox athletes since the beginning and a huge part of SRAM's gravity family. We're super stoked to continue supplying the boys with the highest level, race tuned suspension, brakes, and drivetrain components and to build on last season's outstanding results. SRAM's commitment to gravity racing can be highlighted by this partnership and our mutual push to put riders on the top of the podium.”- John Dawson, SRAM MTB Sports Marketing Director.
Photos by Boris Beyer // @maddogboris
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