Cube has confirmed it has signed Danny Hart for the 2021 season and beyond.
The two time World Champion has four World Cup wins to his name and moves to Cube after three years with Madison Saracen. There's not much news around about the move at the moment but we also notice that the team name has changed from Cube Global Squad to Cube Factory Racing.
Danny will be joined on the team by German rider Max Hartenstern.
Press Release: Cube
Bavarian bike manufacturer Cube levels up its mountain bike sponsorship with the signing of Danny Hart and a dedicated Downhill Factory Racing team.
29-year-old Hart exploded onto the elite downhill scene with his now-legendary gold run at the 2011 World Championships. Hailing from Redcar on England's north-east coast, the two-time UCI Downhill World Champion has multiple World Cup wins under his belt. Fondly known as the Redcar Rocket, Hart has made a name for himself as unstoppable on treacherously steep tracks in muddy conditions. In 2019 Danny finished on the podium at every round of the World Cup. Starting 2021, Danny, who with his wife Sophia has just welcomed a baby daughter, will ride for the Cube Factory Racing team under a long-term contract.
Danny joins existing team member and five-time German Champion Max Hartenstern. Max's goal is to make the transition to world elite level and he intends to capitalise on Danny's experience. Max played a key role in developing the new TWO15 series. Last October Cube launched its completely redesigned downhill bikes to mark the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill Worlds: With a super-agile 27.5in alloy version or lightning-fast carbon 29er race bike to choose from, there's a perfect TWO15 partner for everyone.
The first round of the UCI Downhill World Cup is scheduled to start in Maribor, Slovenia at the end of April with the season highlight, the World Championships, due to take place in Val di Sole, Italy at the end of August.