Rumor Season is Almost Over - UCI Publishes 2020 MTB Team Rosters

Jan 31, 2020
by Mike Kazimer  
10th place for this dust specialist should help cut that plate number down to size. Jack Moir is back folks...
Jack Moir
Nina Hoffman looks solid for the podium once again here in Austria. 3rd today.
Nina Hoffman

After months of speculation, teasing, and trolling, the team rumors season is coming to a close. The UCI has released the 2020 team roster, which lists all of the athletes and team managers that will be participating in World Cup MTB events.

At this point there aren't any massive surprises on the list, although it does look like Jack Moir will now be on the Canyon Collective Factory Team, a move that hasn't officially been announced.


Nina Hoffmann, a fan favorite last year who had three podium appearances, will be on her own program, under the name of "Nina Hoffmann Racing," where she will be joined by Erik Fickelscheer.

The World Cup DH racing season kicks of on March 21 in Lousã, Portugal.


87 Comments

  • 92 3
 Jck mr on the cllctv u mn?
  • 76 2
 Glad to see the Athertons are back on Athertons.
  • 8 2
 Wouldn't be surprised if they were dropped from gwin
  • 6 1
 *for
  • 1 0
 @makripper: huh? couldn't afford him.
  • 47 3
 Team "Grim Donut" brought to you by Tim Hortons. What a time to be alive.
  • 20 0
 Interesting, I kind of expected to see Nina on the Syndicate this year. Also, I'm interested to see how the Lusty Hyperformance team approaches the season.
  • 11 0
 @freeridejerk888: Why did I expect to see Nina on the Syndicate? There were lots of rumors pointing in that direction, including a Pinkbike interview that went:

PB: We’ve seen you hanging out with Santa Cruz Syndicate a lot, is there any connection there? Is there any truth in the speculation you may be riding for them next year?

Nina: The Santa Cruz Syndicate is currently helping me at the World Cup races. So whenever I have problems or question or need help, I can come by and they will do their best. That’s very helpful for me and gives me a lot of support. What’s the plan for next year? I really don’t know that yet.
  • 15 0
 @freeridejerk888: Or if you meant "Why am I interested to see how Lusty Hyperformance approaches the seasons?" Well, their name is Lusty Hyperformance.
  • 3 1
 Lusty Hyperformance Racing is a team by NZs distributor for Santa Cruz - Hyperformance Products
  • 9 0
 @blackapturphoto: you've ruined it, I thought this team was sponsored by strippers...
  • 7 0
 Mother hen forbids female riders on her team
  • 3 0
 @Zuman: yeah, Ive heard Kathy interviewed a few times and it has sounded like she is not interested in having a female racer on the team. May not be the reality but has come across that way to me.
  • 1 0
 @MarcusBrody: On her team website they have it listed as www.stifmtb.com that are the UK distributer for Santa Cruz bikes so that links it to the Syndicate.
  • 27 12
 What about Isabeau Courdurier?
  • 21 8
 I really don't get why I get a few down votes for asking a legitimate question like where the women's enduro champ from 2019 is landing?? Was this announced already or something?
  • 12 3
 @RCederholm: Just people are strange and negative and like to put down. I do not understand that but this is how it is.
  • 15 4
 @RCederholm: i dont get why anyone cares about upvotes/downvotes.

Your question is legit though.
  • 9 0
 Maybe cause there isn't Enduro team in this uci list... Don't worth a downvote though
  • 8 1
 @onemind123: Amen to that! If you actually care about social media likes, you've certainly taken a wrong turn in life.
  • 4 3
 I have a broken collar bone so nothing better to do. Sorry, don't take it personally...
  • 9 9
 @RCederholm: I'm going to down vote every comment you make in future.
  • 1 0
 I would put my my money on Lapierre for Isabeau.
  • 12 0
 Good for Jack!
  • 9 0
 Odd they didn't announce it.
  • 8 1
 @chriskneeland: they're too busy hiring people for the north american market
  • 1 1
 @vhdh666: All I want is to buy a Canyon in Canada.. Is that too much to ask??
  • 5 2
 @kookseverywhere: buy a devinci...customer service from canyon is horrible
  • 3 0
 @funkzander: tell us more
  • 4 0
 @Jimmy0: go over to the german forum mtb news ... there are countless horror stories of it
  • 4 1
 @funkzander: Thats the German side though...granted from what I have seen, the UK guys are poor too. However the Australian team is fantastic, and I have seen great reports about the US guys too.

Plus, for all the thousands of positives, you only ever see the 1% in these forums whom half of which are problems caused by themselves but they have been brought up with "warranty mentality"....no, your frame is not warranted for your poor skills hucking off jumps.
  • 4 6
 It's an online, direct to consumer mtb brand. they all suck
  • 8 1
 Yes Jack and Jake! Canyon looks a power house
  • 1 0
 on a new whip no less. could this be the season troy finally takes it..?
  • 4 0
 Commencal getting Muc-Off as a sponsor is new to isn't it? www.9to5bike.com/commencal-muc-off-by-riding-addiction-team-2020
  • 4 0
 Whatever happened with the whole Cannondale comeback? Haven’t heard anything about that bike since it was first announced?
  • 3 0
 They canned the whole programme. Kenta doing XC support which is a shame since he smashed it as a sub.
  • 5 2
 Soooo stoked two of our (AUS) best riders are on my bike. But on another note, how long do the top teams think they can go without signing women?!
  • 2 0
 And up and coming ripper Key A’Hern Wink
  • 5 0
 Perhaps you should get your bike back soon otherwise you won’t be seeing it all season
  • 1 1
 @kusanagi72: Great to see Luke Meier-Smith getting a signing for Propain as well, reckon he's gonna smash some times soon.
  • 1 1
 @ljs78: Sorry. Thick thumb. Accidentally clicked down vote Frown
  • 1 0
 @kusanagi72: haha no worries.
  • 1 0
 Greg Minnaar aka The Goat! If anyone can find the extra few seconds to stick it to the Frenchies its Him. Hoping for a hang of a season for the old school, new school and seriously cant wait to add Ben Cathro to my dreamteam Roll on 2020 and that first track looks so long, butt almost tame.... Should be fun to see at world cup pace!
  • 2 0
 interested to see how jack does on the canyon, the whole intense team underperformed on the world cup last season and I wonder how much of it was the bike?
  • 6 5
 Read any review. It’s not the bike. Luca Shaw didn’t do well at all last year yet the v10 is one of the best dh bikes ever
  • 8 1
 @freeridejerk888: I mean, Luca was injured on and off most of last season... Not really a fair comparison, Neko and Moir were healthy most season.
  • 4 1
 If the bike was performing great why would gwin be riding a redesigned bike,
  • 2 0
 @BikesBoatsNJeeps:
Actually, no. Moir has a big concussion right before the start of the season and struggled with that for a long time.
  • 3 0
 Why would anyone want to improve on anything? Are you really that dull? @Zuman:
  • 1 0
 @jwrendenver: I was unaware. Still Luca Shaw is second year in the elites. (As is Loris V) Gwinn wasn't fast enough in his couple healthy(ish) races and is on a new bike already. Everyone is aware that if he's not happy he changes things fast.
  • 2 0
 @freeridejerk888: jerk, he won on a stock YT, the same thing happened when he struggled with the Spez dh bike, they kept changing it, and now Bruni is riding an "improved" bike
  • 3 1
 Hopefully Cube has their bike sorted this year. With Phil Atwil and Gaetan Vige on the team, it should be a good time.
  • 4 1
 Vige barely qualified at every race last year so not too sure what you're on about? Still has shown he can generate some good speed but consistency is a massive issue for him. He has a lot to prove this year! Their team is kinda odd tbh.
  • 1 2
 Atwill has consistency issues***
  • 4 0
 @Boosting: I'm saying that I like to watch Atwill and Vige ride, so I hope that Cube has a good bike for them this year. The Pinkbike review of the bike last year suggested that it wasn't exactly a race sled, and neither Atwill or Vige are riding at peak Aaron Gwin levels where I'd expect a competitive run on anything short of a tricycle.
  • 1 0
 @MarcusBrody: fair enough! I love watching Phil ride too.
  • 11 1
 @Boosting: nah he's pretty consistent at shit talking how easy the tracks are and then getting smoked by atleast 35 riders...
  • 7 5
 Itˋs official: I didnˋt make it. AGAIN. Bummer...
  • 5 4
 I just went thru the list to see if Evil bikes would come up a dh team.. well I’ll keep dreaming I guess
  • 3 1
 I was hoping for Sick Bikes...
  • 2 0
 So Commencal DH has it in the bag?
  • 2 0
 Mark the Shark Attack Jack
  • 2 0
 @mikekazimer Her surname is Hoffmann, not Hoffman Wink
  • 4 0
 Good catch - that's been corrected.
  • 2 0
 2020 rumors are dead, long live the 2021 rumors
  • 1 0
 Dies this mean that the fantasy league will soon be ready for us to make our 2020 picks?
  • 4 2
 Any news on bruce klein?
  • 4 1
 I think he ist on GT. In a instagram story some weeks ago I have seen it.
  • 1 0
 @funny-biker: if thats the case, GT might be a contender for my favorite team. The talent they already had, plus their recent additions. Got damn!
  • 1 0
 @funny-biker: Well if he is on GT, he better stop promoting Commencal bikes like he has been recently.
  • 1 0
 It must be so hard to down grade on a bike as a pro @RCederholm:
  • 4 0
 Almost sure he is going to ride Commencal frames as a privateer. That was what he was racing last weekend!
  • 2 0
 Bruce will be a privateer with some help, like Commencal. Also, Magnus Manson a privateer on a Norco Aurum. There's something wrong when two of the best young guns can't find a factory ride.
  • 1 0
 Good team for Jack Yeah...
  • 1 0
 YO. Lots going on here. You missed Norco BC! And Lucas Cruz on Norco!
  • 1 0
 Bernard Kerr no longer managing the Pivot team?
  • 1 0
 Looks that way but then here's what they had under contact info, pivotfactorydh@gmail.com | www.instagram.com/bernard_kerr
IG rules all in mountain biking right guys
  • 2 0
 Possible that being a rider overrules the manager position in the roster listing.
  • 1 0
 Are there any Frenchies left in France or are they all on UCI teams?
  • 1 1
 We dont have Commencal factory in here !
  • 1 1
 Shows Eddie Masters still on Pivot Factory. Thought he was leaving??
  • 4 0
 He was just trolling everyone... he posted to Instagram he has a 3 yr contract.
  • 5 1
 Eddie has never had a serious day in his life (well, except perhaps that one time when he was a pimply teenager getting his first kiss from a girl and he was worried how far back his hairline was).
  • 1 2
 So is Intense a one man team?
  • 3 1
 Gwin, Neko, and the junior Sherlock.

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