Today marks the end of an era as a 4-year partnership with the Swiss resort of Gstaad comes to an end. We have enjoyed an incredible journey with Gstaad as the team's main sponsor, celebrated huge success stories and championed the sport around the globe.
In Gstaad's official press release they wrote "Gstaad has been a partner with the Downhill Team since January 2013. In the past four years, we have jointly celebrated several top ten places in the World Cup. Working together with the team has exposed Gstaad to a very wide audience, especially via their online media.
Whilst the decision to end a partnership with the team was not easy. Despite the value of the partnership, Gstaad tourism felt it was time to 'refocus' following a wide range of circumstances. Martin Bachofner, the Director of Gstaad Saanenland Tourism explained, "As always, the decision in such situations is never easy to make and is fraught with emotion, but sometimes it is simply time to refocus
Looking back, team manager Claudio Caluori had this to say: "What a time we had during our four years with Gstaad! We certainly had the most radical of training camps. We rode over trails and powder snow, we milked cows, we made cheese, we played the alphorn, and we scaled some very scary mountains too. And, most of all, we met new friends! I thank everyone involved for everything that Gstaad has made possible for us. And now, after our four-year partnership, we can hardly wait to return and explore new parts of the region with our friends
We want to take this opportunity to thank the entire team at Gstaad for their support over the last 4 years. It has been an incredible partnership and we are proud of what we have been able to achieve together.
For the official press release from Gstaad Saanenland Tourism please visit www.gstaad-scott.com
With 2017 just around the corner, the excitement is building and we can't wait. Stay tuned for more updates from the team in the new year.
Thanks for all the support - Gstaad, Scott, Fox, Velosolutions, Syncros, Schwalbe, Shimano, e*thirteen & Deity.
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With a title sponsor no longer part of the team, what does this mean for Brendan and Neko?