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Isla Short Joins the Orbea Factory Team

Jan 4, 2021
by Ed Spratt  
Isla Short speeding her way to fifth place.

World Cup XC racer Isla Short has announced that she will be joining the Orbea Factory Team for 2021.

After running her own program in previous years, Isa Short has revealed that for 2021 she will be receiving factory support from Orbea. Also joining Isla on the Orbea Factory Team in 2021 is Virginia Cancellieri and Arnaud Jouffroy. The team will also be moving to Shimano components for the upcoming race season. You can find out more about the 2021 Orbea Factory Team here.

bigquotesAt this point you all know I pick my support team with muchos care and attention. Super proud that this lil project of mine has grown arms and legs as I'll be joining Orbea Factory Team in 2021! This is such a unique opportunity for me to share my love of bikes, the outdoors and the most important part, my racing. I'll continue to work with my other faithful sponsors whilst strengthening my bond with this beeaaauutiful family Orbea. Isla Short


  • 28 1
 Winning the overall will be a tall order but I bet she'll make Short work of the competition on her new bike!
  • 2 0
 She was already riding Orbea bikes. After her improvement last year, it won’t be surprising to see her creeping up into the pack
  • 2 2
 She is going to rip some serios DIORRBHEA next year.
  • 2 1
 Isla see what you did there...
  • 13 0
 Great news. Isla's a real talent and a real good human. So pleased for her.
  • 10 0
 Awesome news - really pleased for her. looks to have a great approach and attitude - terrific to see her get a factory ride
  • 4 0
 Great news - on a factory bike at last. Well deserved!!
  • 2 0
 that's great news, Isla had some great rides/races/results last year and I am sure plenty more great results are to come as well.
  • 3 1
 Hopefully she can keep her Hunt Wheels sponsorship? I'm sure Orbea has a wheel deal with someone for the team.
  • 1 0
 The enduro team was in ENVE I think? Not sure about the XC team?
  • 1 0
 @SonofBovril: If that's the case, that's a pretty good alternative I suppose. For Hunt's sake I hope they can continue to support a pro level rider though.
  • 1 0
 The sponsor of the Orbea Factory Team is DT Swiss
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 Hey @joshgue
We couldn't be happier to say we'll be continuing to support Isla in 2021. We're incredibly lucky to work with someone so passionate about racing, whilst remaining one of the nicest people on or off the bike.

The whole office will be glued to their screens cheering her on throughout the season. Go Isla!
  • 1 0
 @HuntBikeWheels: Right on! Great to hear it!
  • 3 0
 Great results last year! well deserved to get factory support
  • 3 0
 Great work and well deserved support!
  • 3 0
 Great to finally see some female presence amongst the Orbea factory team!
  • 3 0
 Yyyyyeeeeaahh! Great news! Can't wait to watch the races this season.
  • 2 0
 That’s great. I think She’s got a lot of potential.
  • 2 0
 Well deserved, very much enjoyed watching her success in 2020.
  • 1 0
 Orbea are starting to make some seriously aggressive and exciting moves in the cycling world!
  • 1 0
 Hell yea - go Isla! Nothing like factory support I'm sure!
  • 1 2
 Orbea is doing good with XC - Enduro teams! Maybe a DH bike - team is a good investment!
  • 7 0
 Why? No one's buying dh bike, and those that do either gets a commencal or those with cash to burn buys a santa cruz.
  • 1 2
 @Zuman: You 're kidding me!?

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