Mona Mitterwallner Joins Cannondale Factory Racing

Dec 9, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  
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Mona Mitterwallner has announced she will be joining the Cannondale Factory Racing team in 2022.

The 19-year-old Austrian phenom only started racing in 2017 but is already a multiple World Champion and was the winner of every Under 23 World Cup in 2021. Perhaps most impressively of all, she was the youngest ever winner of the marathon World Championships as she came back from puncturing to win in the elite event this year.
Mona’s Race Accolades

2021 winner of every UCI U23 Mountain bike World Cup
2021 U23 XCO World Champion
2021 Elite Marathon World Champion
2021 Austrian XCO National Champion
2021 European Continental XCO Champion
2020 UCI Junior XCO World Champion


Mitterwallner also announced she will be stepping up to the elite ranks for 2022 and will now be able to test herself against the best racers in the world.

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bigquotesI want to be the best cyclist on the world scene of all time. To be honest, I am very proud to call myself a CFR rider now. In Cannondale Factory Racing I see a team which not only can support me to reach my ambitious goals but also could be a long-term partner. I am looking forward to get to know the whole team to rock 2022 togetherMona Mitterwallner, Cannondale Factory Racing

bigquotesI am super happy Mona has joined Cannondale Factory Racing for the coming years and into the 2024 Olympics. She is a great talent and person alike. Her resume of success is very impressive and we as a team are committed help her on her path to the top. Mona will make the move to the Elite in 2022 and we cannot wait to see her getting involved in the battles we saw in the Women’s Elite field over the last years.Daniel Hespeler, Cannondale Factory Racing Team Manager

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Photos: Salve Moreno

bigquotesMona showcases everything that is really cool about mountain bike racing – young and passionate with a dedication to improve every time she goes out for ride. She balances this with a down to earth approach that is always paired with a smile because she knows she puts everything into what she loves. We are beyond excited to add Mona to the Cannondale Factory Racing roster and build her momentum through to the next Olympic games alongside her talented teammates.Jonathan Geran, Global Director Sports Marketing Cannondale


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40 Comments
  • 39 0
 Is it just me, or have helmets come full circle? Looks like a helmet I had back in the late 80's early 90's. Or something you would get at Walmart these days.
  • 2 5
 people have realized that if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
  • 5 0
 Its 'aero'....
  • 3 0
 Who knew we were aero in the 80's and 90's huh.
  • 4 0
 Agreed. Opinions are like butts and this helmet looks like butt to me.
  • 22 6
 Hell yea, Mona! Welcome to Team Lefty! Be safe be well, Incognito Robin
  • 2 1
 What’s the point of a gravel E-Bike? Why wouldn’t you just get an E-Mtb and it would do the same thing.
  • 3 0
 @BikesNRussets: Once you get above the assist cut off speed the aerodynamics of a gravel bike allow you to go faster.
  • 9 6
 @BikesNRussets: You mountain bikers are so soft...you climb up these jank gravel hills just to ride buff single track...we ride down those jank gravel hills!

Also I run my Strava pretending to be a normal bike and destroy KOMs - sorry not sorry

Be safe be well,
Incognito Robin
  • 2 0
 @notoutsideceo: That Strava part is the language of gods!
  • 16 0
 The women's elite field is going to be so exciting next year!!!
  • 2 0
 Yes, looking forward to the battles between Loana, Jolanda, Evie, Pauline, Sina and Mona.
  • 3 2
 @tigerfish50: + Haley & Kate (hopefully)
  • 3 5
 @tigerfish50: f*ck Pauline and her roadie attitude
  • 2 0
 @grizwald: I don’t totally disagree but She just won the Mega Reunion Island so maybe she’s getting her shit together?
  • 2 0
 @ilyamaksimov: didn’t say she wasn’t a good rider. I said her attitude sucks. Remember her hissy fit at the Olympics…what about the finish line sprint with Evie Richards, where she did the full roadie crybaby meltdown.
  • 1 1
 @emery033: Kate had such a rough year.

Hope it comes together for her in 2022 and she's back up the front.
  • 5 0
 I wonder who Loana Lecomte will be riding for? I was thinking she would be on Cannondale since the Fumic retirement (freed funding) and lack of womens team.
  • 1 1
 Massi is a pretty big bike company in Europe. They just have zero north american presence.
  • 3 0
 Really looking forward to seeing this match up! The new generation breaking through.
  • 7 0
 @kclw: if you look on the distributor map on their website Massi only covers West Europe (Spain, Portugal and France). They are barely present in Central or East Europe.
  • 6 0
 @kclw: No, not really. Not even in the XC racing scene. Basically 50% of all bikes that you see at any XC race in Europe are Scott Spark RC.
  • 6 0
 I feel like Trek will regret this but they had an embarrassment of riches on the women's side TBH
  • 6 0
 congrats! finally somebody who can win prizes for cannondale
  • 20 0
 Henrique Avancini has left the chat
  • 6 0
 Can't wait for Mona vs. Evie vs. Loana vs SO! MANY! MORE! COOL! WOMEN!
  • 4 0
 Good news for Cannondale - not so for Trek, letting her slip through their fingers.......have they no money for her?
  • 7 0
 I think the priority for Trek is a male podium rider. With Evie and Jolanda they already covered the women’s field.
  • 3 0
 lol as I wrote this they sacked Tempier. Let’s see who will replace him
  • 4 0
 Racing elites at 19. Dam. Clearly deserves to move up tho.
  • 2 0
 Yeah hope she doesn’t do too much.
  • 3 0
 Good pick up for them! Domination in juniors and Loana has shown that it can immediately translate to elite success.
  • 3 0
 Congrats Mona! Can’t wait to see you battle it out with the pros!
  • 2 0
 The CFR team is packed with young talent now. I am a big fan of Fumic, but the young guns are taking over.
  • 1 0
 UMMMM..I'm pretty sure that is Tinker and he just got some Botox....well played Tinker...well played!
  • 2 1
 Women's MTB racing rivals the new women's golf. Visually far more appealing than 20 years ago.
  • 2 0
 Incredible talent! I'm already excited to watch the first World Cup!
  • 1 1
 She needs to work on her technical skills. Evie, Jolanda etc will take chunks out of her on the descents.
  • 1 0
 Quite the resume there.







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