Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini to Stay With Cannondale Factory Racing in 2021

Sep 28, 2020
by Ed Spratt  

While we wait for the XC World Cup to begin this week Cannondale Factory Racing has announced that both Manuel Fumic and Henrique Avancini will be continuing with the team into 2021.

Henrique Avancini has signed with the team for a further three more seasons with his new contract ending in 2023. Manuel Fumic, however, will only be staying with the team until the end of 2021 after he completes the final season of his career. You can see both riders back in action twice this week as we have World Cup XC racing from Nove Mesto on Thursday and Sunday.

bigquotesCannondale Factory Racing athletes Manuel “Mani” Fumic and Henrique “Henri” Avancini are ready to kick off another race season together. Over the years, Mani and Henri have built a strong bond and lasting friendship. The athletes are both fierce competitors and have often tackled XC’s most demanding races including the Absa Cape Epic where they’ve made their way up the ranks, earning the silver medal in 2019.

Now, after a long eight months, the guys are ready to kick off the World Cup XC race season in Nove Mesto na Morave this week, on a track known to be fast and technical and one that always delivers on exciting racing.

While 2020 was an unprecedented year across the board for bike racing, Mani and Henri aren’t looking back. For 2021, these two world-class riders and teammates will once again focus on leading the CFR team to continued World Cups; Olympic race and stage race victories; podiums, and beyond. Henri will race with Cannondale through 2023, while Mani returns strong for his final season of his career. Together, they will continue to share their camaraderie, the fun and excitement of the sport, and their passion for riding around the world.


  • 26 4
 Hard to root for Avancini while he's with Cannondale.

Before anyone jumps on me calling me a hater, let me try and explain: Cannondale is part of Dorel Industries, which also owns Caloi. Caloi is the single biggest reason that the Brazilian bike market is horrible: they get all sorts of tax breaks, while lobbying against the lowering of taxes for other bike brands. End result: non-Caloi branded bikes cost an arm and a leg here. I paid the equivalent to almost U$ 2.500,00 for a Specialized Fuse Comp.
  • 5 0
 That sucks man. I just think their bikes aren’t great but that makes me like them even less
  • 4 0
 Sounds like a protectionism! Third world problems Wink
  • 3 0
 @martin737: Exactly!
  • 2 0
 Can't upvote this enough
  • 9 0
 Is Marotte leaving?
  • 7 0
 What about Maxime Marotte?
  • 2 0
 Ah wow, it's this time of year already.
  • 1 0
 Well 2020 was pretty much cancelled...

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