France is bubbling over with enduro talent at the moment and Commencal seems to be the brand that is the best at dipping in its ladle and spoon out a decent portion of that talent into its teams.
Last year, they uncovered Antoine Vidal who went on to win the Under 21 EWS competition at a canter and post times fastest enough for top 20s in elites. This year, Commencal have picked three more under the radar riders and given them a spot in their race team - Alex Rudeau, Laura Charles and Alexis Icardo.
Keep an eye out for these three, if Commencal's form of recent years is anything to go on, they will be lighting up timesheets all year long.Alex RudeauLaura CharlesAlexis Icardo
We also had an update from the team on Cecile Ravanel's recovery and it looks like she may have to wait a bit longer to try and extend her unbeaten streak as she's still awaiting the green light from her surgeon to ride in anger.