Husqvarna will be entering the EWS-E series next year with World Cup downhill winner Alex Fayolle as the sole rider.
Husqvarna is a Swedish power tools brand but will be most famous in the mountain bike world for its motorcycle division that was spun off in 1987 and now operates under KTM. 25-year-old Fayolle announced his retirement from World Cup downhill racing on October 17 2020
after racing as a privateer that year. Fayolle spent 10 years racing downhill and his career highlight came at Lourdes in 2017 when he came away with the win in a rain-affected event.
2021 will be Alex's first time racing enduro and he will be tackling the four-round series on Husqvarna's Mountain Cross 7
bike that was released last year. The 150mm frame uses Shimano’s EP8 motor with a 630Wh integrated battery and rolls on mullet wheels. Additional team sponsors include Kenny Racing, Sunlight, Crankbrothers, Sixpack, Vee Tire Co, Galfer and Monkey’s Sauce.