Luca Shaw has announced he will not be racing for the Santa Cruz Syndicate in 2022.
Shaw joined the Santa Cruz flagship team five years ago after previously riding Santa Cruz frames as part of the SRAM TLD set up. He picked up three podiums with the Syndicate including a best-ever result of second in Losinj in 2018.
Well, it’s one of the toughest decisions I’ve made but next year I won’t be rejoining the Santa Cruz Syndicate. 7 years riding for Santa Cruz Bicycyels and 5 years on the Syndicate have been nothing short of amazing. It was a dream of mine since the beginning to be a part of this legendary team, and I can’t thank everyone involved enough for the opportunity. It’s been a hell of a ride and I’ll always cherish the memories we made together. And damn there’s a lot of good ones!!!!
See you guys at the races—Luca Shaw
It feels like only yesterday when we met Luca Shaw. Under the hazy lights of 'le cottage' in morzine, being led astray by the croc and certain other carnivores we saw that fast, funny kid that was no doubt going to be a future Syndicate family member.
Fast forward to 2017 and he's dressed in school gym kit in a damp Santa Cruz Park with his new teammate Loris Vergier, hungover, but happy as we produced that inaugural team launch video with the rest of the wider SC family.
5x years on it's been a hell of a ride and we can't wait to see what you do with the rest of your career. Even though you'll be under another roof, we'll be ready and waiting with a beer in hand and an open door to celebrate all the highs and the lows with ya.
Thanks for all the good times and we'll see you in Lourdes to do it all again mate.—Santa Cruz Syndicate