In our interview with Camille Balanche
last week she confirmed that she had secured a place on a World Cup team for 2020 and, with her latest Instagram story, it looks like we might have a better idea of who she might be joining for the next season.
There has been no official announcement at this point but with the Specialized Gravity team updating their Instagram bio
with a hint at a third rider and now Camille posing with a mechanic for the team under signs of the team name while tagging the team, it all points to the idea that we will be seeing her on board the Specialized demo in 2020.
Camille Balanche's Instagram story
We have reached out to Camille and the team for further information.
Specialized Gravity have decided to kick the team rumour mill into gear with a tease that they will be fielding a third rider next year.
Loic Bruni and Finn Iles were the only two riders on the team in 2019 after Miranda Miller left to race enduro for Kona last offseason
. The team has today updated the bio of its Instagram page with a blank tag, indicating a third rider is joining the team next year.
The bio currently reads:
The team also posted a story that indicated a new rider was inbound.
At the moment we can only speculate who it might be but with two established podium riders in the team, we can't imagine it will be another Elite Male rider. More likely, Specialized will want to add a development junior to bring up into the senior ranks, as they did with Finn Iles in 2014
, or a woman to replace Miller.
We've reached out to the team for further information and will update this piece if we hear anything more.
Screenshot of Specalized Gravity Racing's Instagram story