Rumour Season is Almost Over - UCI Publishes 2021 Team List

Jan 29, 2021
by James Smurthwaite  
After months of speculation, teasing, and trolling, the team rumors season is coming to a close. The UCI has released the team list, which lists all of the athletes and team managers that will be participating in World Cup MTB events.

Most of the big news has already been announced but there are some more moves to dig into as well including 2017 junior World Champ Melanie Chappaz to The Brigade, former Cube racer Gaetan Vige to FRF Race Company and Jackson Goldstone to the Miranda Factory Team. Dig in and find the gold!

Check out the full list for XC and DH, here.

555 Gravity Racing

A.R.Monex MTB Pro Cycling

Absolute-Absalon BMC

Alpecin Fenix

Assault Racing

Axxios Infinity

Banshee Racing Brigade

Beaumes De Venise - Massi

BH Wallonie MTB Team

BH Templos Cafes UCC

Bike Team Solothurn

BMC Tbelles By Kalas

Caloi Henrique Avancini Racing

Cannondale Factory Racing

Canyon Collective Factory Team

Canyon Collective FMD

Canyon Northwave MTB Team

Ceska Sporitelna - Accolade Cycling Team

Chiguiro Extremo DH Team

Commencal 100%

Commencal 21

Commencal Nobl

Commencal/Muc Off By Riding Addiction

Computer Mania MTB Racing Team

Continental Atherton

CS Carabinieri - Cicli Olympia Vittoria

CST PostNL Bafang MTB Racing Team

Cube Factory Racing

Cube Pro Fermetures Sefic

Cyklostar Trek Pirelli

Dinamo - Bikexpert - Superbet

DMT Racing Team By Marconi Project's

Dorval AM Commencal

ECA Nukeproof Racing

Expres CZ Tufo Team Kolin

Fischer - BMC

Four ES International Project

FRF Race Company

Gamux Factory Racing

Gapp System - Kolofix MTB Racing Team

Ghost Factory Racing

Giant Factory Off-Road Team

GT Factory Racing

Head Pro Team Opava

Hunton Hard Rocx

Intense Factory Racing

Irontech Tecnic Mendiz Ambisist

JB Brunex Superior Factory Racing

JBG 2 Cryospace

KMC - Orbea

Kona Factory Team

Kross Orlen Cycling Team

KTM Factory MTB Team

KTM Protek Elettrosystem

Lexware Mountainbike Team

Liv Factory Racing

Madison Saracen Factory Team

Maloja Pushbikers MTB


Miranda Factory Team

MMR Factory Team

Mountainbike Racingteam

MS Mondraker Team

Nina Hoffmann Racing Powered by

Norco Factory Team DH

Norco Factory Team XC

Pivot Cycles OTE

Pivot Factory Racing

Primaflor Mondraker Xsauce

Propain Factory Racing

R1 - Cycling Education

RDR Italia Factory Team

Rockshox Trek Race Team

Rogue Racing After Skull Team

Rouvy Specialized

Santa Cruz FSA MTB Pro Team

Santa Cruz Syndicate

Scott - Goldstar Sports Racing Team

Scott Creuse Oxygene Gueret

Scott Downhill Factory

Scott-SRAM Racing Team

Sense Factory Racing

Serneke Allebike MTB Team


Specialized Gravity

Specialized Racing

Struby Bixs Team

Sunn Offroad

Swiss MTB Pro Team

Team Bulls

Team Cycles Darnanville

Team Rudy Project

Team Skeno - Sfit Helse

Team Trek - Pirelli

Team Vosges VTT

Teamisgav - Specialized

The Brigade / SR Suntour

The Union

The YT Mob

Thomus RN Swiss Bike Team

Torpado Sudtirol International MTB Pro Team

Torpado Ursus

Trek Pirelli

Trek Factory Racing DH

Trek Factory Racing XC

Trinity Racing MTB

Trinx Factory Team

Unior Sinter

UR Team

VCA Anjos Asterion

Velcan MTB Pro Team

Veloroc Lapierre

X-Sauce Factory Team

YD Racing


  • 53 0
 “Dig in and find the gold”
Me before I insert my finger into my nose
  • 43 0
 Me before I insert my finger in your nose
  • 8 0
 @dexterfawkes: That may be the kindest offer I’ve ever had.
  • 6 0
 @centervillecycle: you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friends nose.
  • 3 1
 @dexterfawkes: You can pick your friends. You can pick your nose. But you can’t pick your friend’s nose.
  • 3 2
 @leifgren: original comment
  • 47 1
 “Mountainbike Racingteam”

  • 15 2
 German efficiency applies to naming conventions as well.
  • 9 0
 Always on the winning team when you’re shouting “go mountain bike racing team”
  • 25 0
 Blenki gonna crush the whole XC field
  • 20 0
 Jack Goldstone on Miranda Factory Team!
  • 3 0
 Fiquei toino
  • 4 0
 Good news! it will be interesting to see how that team does with two rippers.
  • 20 0
 I think I see where all the Commencal bikes are at now. /s
  • 16 0
 Dan Atherton back on the DH circuit?
  • 17 1
 Not sure why but Dan gets listed every year for the Atherton team
  • 8 3
 @jamessmurthwaite: and in every team they were, he's the man backstage...remember HARDLINE ? Dan built it, he's a friend, he's a partener, he's family. And a great person! big up!
  • 28 14
 @taifi: Kind of sounds like you want to toss him off..
  • 12 1
 So who is left for that 3rd syndicate spot?
  • 5 0
 Just the two are listed.
  • 6 0
 And Nina Hoffman racing listed as her own team again.
  • 27 0
 Syndicate will be raffling it off to PBer's who look fast in the comments and never show up on Friday Fails. Good luck.
  • 10 0
 @neimbc: I've been watching all of the dialed episodes and am third place on one of my local strava segments. Please send me my contract asap, Santa Cruz.
  • 12 0
 Remi Thirion to Giant!
  • 9 0
 Trummer and Norton on YT, that's going to be a competitive team.
  • 8 0
 Annie Last is not listed with KMC Orbea. Does anyone know if she has a team for ‘21?
  • 6 0
 Typo on Pivot’s OTE team, because those athletes are already on Norco’a Factory XC team.
  • 6 0
 What about Adam Brayton / Hope & Phil Atwill ?
  • 2 0
 Is it just a list for the trade teams? Privateers and smaller teams not included?
  • 2 0
 Atwill is back on Propain, per his insta.
  • 2 0
 @djlucas: yeah this exactly. This is trade teams only. Both the riders are with their own personal sponsors, not a team
  • 4 0
 Commencal Nobl Wheels : with two new riders,
four in total, looking good !!!
➕ From me @NOBLwheels!!!
  • 5 0
 Syndicate needs a third!!!
  • 1 1
 Vali probably didn't want to, Nina on her own team still
  • 5 0
 one team has a very funny name: Mountainbike Racingteam
  • 5 0
 No Blake Bagget either here....
  • 4 1
 Why is the UR Team considered to be from New Zealand? The Hannah’s are from Aussie....
  • 5 2
 I saw Tracey is still listed too. Seven articles down she was discussing her retirement. Time for a comeback?
  • 1 0
 Bryn Dickerson doesn’t look like he’s got a ride this season.
  • 6 0
 @Superburner: Still on team racing events - just not WC's .
  • 3 0
 I think that is where team manager Cous Cous is now based.
  • 3 0
 They are Australian flags
  • 2 0
 @mogs: When you go to the UCI site (linked above) the UR Team are listed as NZ. I think that's what they meant.
  • 1 0
 @KiwiXC: he runs his own show
  • 5 0
 What about Cathro?
  • 2 0
 He’s still working with pinkbike and the other sponsers
  • 2 0
 Yeah he is not on a team, so won't be listed here. This doesn't show privateers, only trade teams
  • 3 0
 1-Is Ethan related to Andrew Shandro?
and.... ta da..... Miranda is racing!
  • 8 0
 Yes it's his Son. Also noticed Miranda is listed, and that Martin Maes is listed for GT in DH.
  • 2 0
 @tuhuramtb: that that is cool news and Maes for GT is a win win
  • 5 0
 Yes, racing’s in the shandro’s dna
  • 3 0
 Looks like the Norco DH team is pulling double duty for XC. I feel like that won't go well...
  • 1 0
 Same for x sauce and yd racing
  • 4 0
 Are the KTM bikes 2-stroke or 4 then?
  • 3 0
 The whole Norco XC team switched to Pivot??
  • 2 0
 Is Moir returning to the DH side this year? Or is EWS in the same category as DH?
  • 2 0
 EWS isn't under the UCI so it won't show here. I imagine anyone who may want to race DH would need to be listed, it looks likely he will do at least one world cup
  • 1 0
 @melonhead1145: EWS is in a partnership with UCI
  • 1 0
 @melonhead1145: yep like Martin Maes.
  • 3 0
 Norco XC team looks a bit too gravity this year?
  • 3 0
 Where is Tuhoto-Ariki Pene?
  • 3 0
 Team "The Union"
  • 2 0
 Would've just been easier and had a bazillion less "news" stories if they just posted this list in the first place Wink
  • 1 0
 2021 rumour.... there is no 2021! Why can the UCI not be forward thinking and have a southern hemisphere season rather than their Europe biased racing.
  • 2 0
 Did I miss Keegan? Thought he was riding for Santa Cruz this year
  • 1 0
 Did anyone notice that there's a team that's just called "Mountainbike Racingteam?"
  • 3 0
 No Devinci DH team? Frown
  • 2 0
 Loris is the oldest Trek rider. Holy shit.
  • 1 0
 Santacruz Syndicate should have listed Steve Peat as their third rider, just for a laugh.
  • 2 0
 Is that the denim destroyer on the GT factory team?
  • 1 0
 YES IT IS! Big Grin \m/
  • 1 0
 Rumours are bullshit. forget about international travel... hello reality.
  • 1 0
 Computer Mania is the best name ever!
  • 2 2
 Only two junior women on teams, neither are the World Champ or World Cup champ
  • 1 0
 KTM using the Zerg rush strategy
  • 1 0
 Isn't Phil Atwill back on Propain factory?
  • 1 0
 I think it’s more like he will be running his own team - sponsored by Propain bikes. He’s not back on Propain Factory Team.
  • 1 0
 Where is Barbara Benko? She was in Ghost Factory Team.
  • 1 0
 Aaron Gwin was born on Christmas eve and Luca Shaw on Christmas day......
  • 1 0
 Gwendalyn Gibson is listed on both Pivot's and Norco's XC rosters...
  • 1 0
 what about the enduro teams?
  • 3 3
 I was hoping Santa Cruz would bring a female onto the team...lame.
  • 1 0
 Where’s Black fly?
  • 1 1
 Toby Meek on Mondraker
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