The Complete Guide to the 2020 World Cup DH Teams

Feb 8, 2020
by James Smurthwaite  


The UCI let slip the updated rosters of the 2020 Downhill World Cup teams earlier this week and probably spoiled a few painstakingly plotted media release plans in the process. We've pored through it to bring you all the updates that are yet to be announced as well as the rosters of all the teams. Here's how it all shakes down after 4 months of rumours, hearsay and team moves:



Assault Racing
Simon Maurer, Sandra Rubesam

Assault Racing is a new all-German outfit that features Sandra Rubesam and Simon Maurer. It looks like Simon will be on a V10 after moving over from Banshee while Sandra will continue to ride for Nukeproof.
Sandra Rubesam sneaks inside the top 10 in 9th.



Banshee Racing Brigade
Adam Rojcek, Max Schiller

Representing Banshee bikes on the World Cup circuit this year will be Adam Rojcek and Max Schiller. For those watching closely (or logging on to Eliot Jackson's site after the races anyway), Rojcek was a split sniper last year and has pace to burn if he can put it together through a full run.



Canyon Collective Factory Team
Troy Brosnan, Mark Wallace, Kye A'Hern, Jakob Jewett, Jack Moir

Brosnan and Wallace will be joined by Kye A'Hern in elites this year as the young Aussie makes the step up from juniors. Jakob Jewett also joins the program as a first-year junior so will have two years learning the ropes with some strong support. There was a question mark hovering over Jack Moir who was listed by the UCI but not in the official team release but we now know he will be racing enduro full time with select downhill events as his schedule allows.
Brosnan letting her buck on the double rock drop under the lift.



Canyon Collective FMD
Tahnee Seagrave, Kaos Seagrave, Dennis Luffman

The big announcement of the offseason must surely be FMD swapping frame sponsor from Transition to Canyon. The Seagraves now fall under the Collective banner along with the Canyon Factory team from last year. The teams will pit separately but will apparently work closely together throughout a race weekend. There's still some news to come from the Canyon camp with a Sender update on the way too.
Photo by Dan Hearn



Commencal/Muc-Off By Riding Addiction
Amaury Pierron, Myriam Nicole, Remi Thirion, Thibaut Daprela, Thibaut Ruffin, Gaëtan Ruffin

The Tricolore troupe make no personnel changes for 2020 and it remains a formidable line-up. Pierron and Nicole will both be hunting overall titles and Rainbow Stripes while Daprela looks set to upset a fair few established riders as he takes a step up to elites. There has been a sponsor change here though as Muc Off come on board as joint title sponsor with Commencal. Tristan Lemire was also signed but is too young for World Cup racing this year. He could do some course sweeping though, as Finn Iles did when he was 15.
Amaury Pierron took his first ever World Cup win here last year and wanted to remind everyone that he s still king of the Fort. Message sent and received.



Commencal 100%
Thomas Estaque, Greg Williamson, Hugo Frixtalon

With the Unno team closing its doors after 2 years of racing, Greg Williamson steps back from a management role and back into concentrating on just riding for the Commencal team. This is a team with bucket loads of potential and it's almost certain that at least one of these riders will pull out a big result by the end of the year.



Continental Atherton
Rachel Atherton, Gee Atherton, Charlie Hatton, Mille Johnset, Dan Atherton

There's no change on the rider front for Atherton Bikes for 2020. Rachel Atherton will be looking to get back into the action after her Achilles snap and Gee will be pushing on to get back into the top 10 after a year outside it in 2019. Dan Atherton is listed as a rider here but he was last year too, so don't read too much into it.
A dark day for Rachel Atherton in Leogang.



Cube Global Squad Protected By Bliss
Phil Atwill, Gaetan Vige, Max Hartenstern

Atwill, Vige and Hartenstern line up once again in green and grey for Cube. It's safe to say all these riders will be looking for big improvements on last year after a season that saw them all mid-pack for most of the year.
Gaetan Vige last man down the hill slotting into 11th



Dorval AM Pro Team
Camille Balanche, Monika Hrastnik, Baptiste Pierron, Mariana Salazar, Benoit Coulanges, Emile Rilat, Jules Picod, Lauryne Chappaz, Melvyn Bailon

The Dorval AM team grows once again and it's now easily the biggest on the circuit with nine riders. Maxime Ciriego and Damien Debrosses have all moved on but now Melvyn Baillon, Lauryne Chappaz and, one of the breakout stars from last year, Camille Balanche, have jumped on board. This is another team packed with potential and all three of the team's elite women will have their eyes on the podium.
Monika Hrastnik went and swiped herself a podium spot just a couple of hours from her hometown here in Slovenia.



FS Racing
Veronika Widmann, Harry Molloy, Chris Cumming

Despite being left high and dry by Insync Bikes, the FS Racing team lives on and remains unchanged for 2020. We imagine they will continue racing on YT Tues bikes, as they did last year.
Veronika Widmann is looking good on home soil this weekend she put down a time fast enough for third fastest today.



Gamux Factory Racing
Faustin Figaret, Andreas Kolb

Gamux shrinks down to just two riders as Noel Niederberger moves on to pastures new. The big news comes not from riders but hardware this year as we've already had some fleeting glimpses of a new alloy bike the team have been testing this off season. The bikes will be hand-welded in Europe and have been designed in conjunction with Federico Biora, of Italy's MDE Bikes. We'll hopefully get more info as the season progresses.
KOLB Andreas Gamux Racing Gamux Bikepark Leogang Leatt Maxxis Gopro HT Seest berl Aich Unite Design



Giant Factory Off Road Team
Jacob Dickson, Matthew Sterling, Eliot Jackson

With Marcelo Gutierrez taking a sabbatical from racing for health reasons, Jacob Dickson takes on the mantle of lead rider for the Giant team. Matthew Sterling, who won the dual slalom at Crankworx Innsbruck last season, makes the move over from Pivot to Giant. Eliot Jackson completes the lineup but we expect him to carry on his media duties at World Cups and maybe make some Crankworx race appearances in between, as he did last year.
Third place for Jacob Dickson six seconds off of Loris s time.



GT Factory Racing
Wyn Masters, Johannes Von Klebelsberg, Martin Maes, Noga Korem, Ethan Craik

GT have had a busy offseason across most disciplines and downhill is no exception. George Brannigan has moved on to Propain and that left the door open for last year's break out star Johannes Von Klebelsberg to get another chance on a factory team, jeans and all. Other things to notice is that the brand is supporting junior Brit Ethan Craik and that Martin Maes and Noga Korem are both listed, which leaves the door open for some crossover potential.



Hope Technology
Adam Brayton, Melanie Chappaz

Hope sticks with Adam Brayton and Melanie Chappaz for another season on the World Cup circuit.
Adam Brayton was one of the wildest on track today. He ll be looking for a strong showing here to bolster his chances of making the GB squad for World Champs.



Intense Factory Racing
Aaron Gwin, Neko Mulally, Seth Sherlock

Jack Moir's departure is one of the big stories of the offseason and, although he's registered as part of the Canyon Collective, his focus will now be on enduro racing. Intense Factory Racing now becames an all North American affair with Gwin, Mulally and new junior Sherlock riding on Californian frames. There also looks to be a new bike in the works if spy shots of Gwin on an alloy prototype are anything to go by.
the youngsters might be all about the scrubs but the veterans like Gwin know that nothing beats a good speed tuck.



Kellys Factory Team
Ratislav Baranek, Antonin Kral, Sanislav Sehnal

Kellys Factory Racing brings a strong Eastern European flavour to the World Cup with two Czech and one Slovakian riders. The Kellys brand also hails from Slovakia and their wild-looking dh bike with its unique shock layout is definitely a head-turner.



Kona Factory Team
Connor Fearon, Jackson Frew, Miranda Miller

Kona Factory bid farewell to Anthony Puolson but otherwise remains unchanged for 2020. Miranda Miller is listed here but she was last year too and we didn't see her make any World Cup appearances.
Connor Fearon did it again with yet another Austrian top 10.



Lusty Hyperformance Racing
Ben Zwar, Olly Zwar, Tuhoto Ariki Pene, Finn Hawkesby Browne

Hoovering up some very impressive privateers, Australian distributor Lusty is putting together a World Cup team for 2020. Both Tuhoto Ariki Pene and Olly Zwar picked up a Wyn Masters award last year and it's great to see their perseverance has paid off and earned them a race seat.
Huge first World Cup win for Tuhoto-Ariki Pene. Well deserved on this unforgiving track.



Madison Saracen Factory Team
Danny Hart, Matt Walker

The Saracen Team gets slimmed down to just two British riders after Alex Marin goes his own way and joins The Brigade. Danny Hart picked up his first win for the team in Snowshoe and will be hoping to continue that form in 2020 while Matt Walker continues to grow into a consistently quick racer.
Danny Hart is having such a consistent weekend finish on the podium at every round so far. He won t be content with that though as he only has his eyes on the number 1 spot



Miranda Factory Team
Goncalo Bandeira, Vasco Bica, Jose Borges, Silas Grandy, Tiago Ladeira, Emmanuel Pombo, Reis Nuno

The Miranda team grows hugely from three riders last year to seven this year. It's a mainly Portugese team but Germany's Silas Grandy is one of the riders coming on board this year to break it up a little.
Jose Borges delivers for the Portuguese fans taking 2nd in Madeira



MS Mondraker Team
Laurie Greenland, Brook MacDonald, Eleonora Farina, Mike Jones, Thibault Laly

After securing Mondraker's first World Cup win for three years in Val di Sole, Laurie Greenland will be looking for big things in 2020, especially now he's backed by Red Bull. Brook MacDonald should make his return from a broken back this year and it will be great to see him charging once more. In other news, Brage Vestavik has now left MS Mondraker and joined GT.
Laurie Greenland always goes well here in Val di Sole so it s no surprise that this would be the venue for his first win.



Nina Hoffmann Racing
Nina Hoffmann, Erik Fickelscheer

We're still scratching our heads at how Nina didn't get a deal in the offseason after an incredible season as a privateer. She instead will be racing on her own team in 2020 alongside a new teammate Erik Fickelscheer. We've reached out to Nina for more information on her bikes, sponsors and goals for the year so we'll update you when we know more.
Nina Hofmman s race run antics didn t stop once she crossed the line. Check the shoe or lack of



Norco BC Racing
Magnus Manson, Drew Mozell

There will be 2 Norco teams on the World Cup circuit this year as the Norco Factory Team are joined by the new Norco BC Racing team. Norco BC Racing will be supporting Magnus Manson, who moves on from the Canyon Collective, and junior Drew Mozell.
Magnus Manson attacking the upper corners right from the start.



Norco Factory Team DH
Sam Blenkinsop, Henry Fitzgerald, Lucas Cruz, Elliot Jamieson

The Norco team grows as Canada's Lucas Cruz comes on board. Cruz picked up seven podiums as a junior and will have strong backing from Norco to help him make the difficult transition up to elite racing. The rest of the team remains unchanged with Sam Blenkinsop leading the three Canadians.
Sam Blenkinsop s run wasn t what he was looking for but luckily he is a protected rider and will still go through to the finals



Pivot Factory Racing
Bernard Kerr, Ed Masters, Matt Walker, Emilie Siegenthaler, Morgane Charre

The multi-disciplinary team returns with new signing Morgane Charre. The former dh World Champion is mainly on board to carry on her promising enduro career but she's more than handy on a big bike and could still pull out a result if she chooses to race with the team. The rest of the squad remains despite Maters' social media trolling and Kerr's offseason motoring in California.
Bernard Kerr keeping it low and stylist to win qualifying



Polygon UR
Tracey Hannah, Mick Hannah, Joe Breeden

Simon Chapalet and Alex Fayolle step away from the Polygon UR team leaving the Hannah siblings and their new teammate Joe Breeden. Joe is still early in his career but has a first-place qualifying result in Val di Sole to build off and the Hannahs should be great mentors. Tracey goes into the season with the number 1 plate having won an epic, season-long battle against Marine Cabirou last year and the rest of the women's field will have a challenge on their hands wrestling it off her.
Tracey Hannah closed out her season with 5th place which was more than enough to take home the series overall.



Propain Factory Racing
George Brannigan, Henry Kerr, Luke Meier Smith, Luke Williamson

As Rudy Cabirou joins The Brigade and Joe Smith still looking for a new deal, Propain Factory Racing brings on two southern hemisphere riders - George Brannigan and Luke Meier Smith. Brannigan will be looking to stay healthy and return to the podium form he had while racing on Trek after a tough few years disrupted by collar bone troubles. Meier-Smith enters his second year as a junior having earned 2 podiums last year and not dropped out of the top ten once.



Santa Cruz Syndicate
Greg Minnaar, Loris Vergier, Luca Shaw

The tried and tested Syndicate stick to their guns in 2020 with the now-familiar line up of Shaw, Vergier and Minnaar unchanged since 2017.
Greg Minaar is always up there in Leogang but hasn t managed a win since his 2012 gold. Today he so very nearly wen the distance.



Scott Downhill Factory
Marine Cabirou, Brendan Fairclough, Dean Lucas, Florent Payet, Louis Gaillet

Scott are another team that haven't made any changes going into 2020. It's not hugely surprising as 2019 was the first year they formed and yet they were already winning races on a brand new bike. If it ain't broke...
Marine Cabirou has been riding with aggression this year and it s great to watch.



Specialized Gravity
Loic Bruni, Finn Iles, Christopher Grice

After finally winning his first World Cup title, Loic Bruni heads into the 2020 season with a target on his back. Finn Iles will be hoping to add consistency to his evident pace and will probably be taking the boardwalks at Lenzerheide a bit easier this year too! The new addition to the team is Christopher Grice, a young American racer entering his first year racing juniors.
Another top contender down Finn Iles.



SRAM TLD
Vali Holl, Mitch Ropelato

All eyes will be on Vali Holl as she makes the step up to elites this year after dominating the junior field. We know she isn't intending to race the whole season but there will be an upset on the cards at any round she does attend. Joining her is Mitch Ropelato, we don't know if this signals a full-time return to racing for Mitch but we've reached out for more information and will let you know what his plans are soon.
Vali Holl holding it down with another huge 12 second lead despite crashing on her injured shoulder in morning practice.



Teamproject.ch
Basil Weber, Lutz Weber, Myles Weber

A web of intrigue surrounds Teamproject.ch as four Webers make up the team but only three are related. Basil and Myles are brothers, with pops Tom the team manager. Lutz Weber is also part of the team but the name is just a coincidence. Which member of the team will do the best this year? We can confidently say it will be... Weber.
Basil Weber missed out the podium by just one spot



Trek Factory Racing DH
Reece Wilson, Charlie Harrison, Kade Edwards, Ethan Shandro

After a strong showing in their first year, including a podium on home soil for Charlie Harrison, the Trek team goes into 2020 unchanged. It's still super young and packed full of potential.
Charlie Harrison was P1 in timed runs. Clearly on a mission for the U.S. of A.



Unior Devinci Factory Racing
Daktoah Norton, Jure Zabjek, Georgia Astle, Keegan Wright, Patrick Laffey

Unior Devinci says farewell to Kirk McDowall but welcomes Patrick Laffey and Georgia Astle to the team.
Dakotah Norton flying sideways and into 7th



The YT Mob
Angel Suarez, David Trummer, Guy Johnston, Oisin O'Callaghan

After a dormant year beset with injuries last year, the Mob is roaring back to life this year. David Trummer makes the step up from the Racing Dudes team to the full Factory set up and will be joined by the winners of YT's World Tour Kiwi Guy Johnston and Ireland's Oisin O'Callaghan, who will both be racing Juniors.



The Rest

A.R - Efideporte Pro Cycling Teams Fabian Alcantar De Los Reyes

BlackJack Factory Racing Francisco Pardal, Miguel Pardal

Gravitalia Squadra Corse Leonardo Busca, Carola Favoino, Riccardo Grammatica, Alia Marcellini, Simone Medici, Lorenzo Migliorini, Filippo Rossi, Davide Tonolo

IJ Racing Adrian Bonilla Medina, Adrian Gonzalez, Aina Gonzalez, Rafael Gutierrez Villegas, Pau Lagrana Lopez, Alex Marin

Race Company Simon Chapalet, Maxence Chapalet, Alex Fayolle

Sinter Brakes Team Zak Gomilscek, Marko Neimiz, Zan Pirs

TC Concept Theo Goutaudier, Matteo Iniguez, Antoine Pierron


141 Comments

  • 248 5
 Just to clarify I remain on team dadbod/Kentucky fried chicken commencal for 2020. Looking for a finger licking good year.
  • 42 2
 Team dad bod, 'this pedalling stuff is overrated', 'would be able to clear that on my moto', 'I'm gonna need a beer at the end of this' for life!
  • 18 1
 Can I be on your team? I have an exceptional dadbod, can't touch my toes and love Kentucky Fried Chicken.
  • 45 1
 I could wrench for you guys . .. . . I don't have a wrench... . . but I can make a flat head pliers work just as good !
  • 14 1
 duking it out with Team Wrinkle, "we get there when we get there"
  • 6 0
 I'm Racing for Canyon Factory Drinking Team this year.
  • 16 0
 Hi team dadbod/Kentucky fried chicken. I'm Drunkle Jake, I ride bikes sketchy and often into the ground. I offer no other skill sets other then comic relief and beers. Please consider my application to your team? Thank you.


p.s. I've been known to eat a family size bucket of KFC to myself on occasion. With absolute no shame.
  • 2 0
 Correct me if I'm wrong but haven't seen Banshee on the circuit in awhile. Liking their new rig, hopefully get some results to back it up.
  • 2 1
 I dig the once-in-a-while comments on PB where I legitimately lol. Thanks.
  • 1 1
 Bravo son... Bravo
  • 9 1
 Imagine what team dadbod/kentucky fried chicken's custom sprayed lids will look like. Jorts and a Whitesnake 1987 Tour t-shirt will round out the kit. 8spd gripshift and what bike sponsor?
  • 3 0
 @Ron-C: #makethemulletgreatagain
  • 4 0
 And they said Dorval AM Pro Team had the biggest team... Wrong Pinkbike! Get your damn facts straight; it always has been and always will be team dadbod/KFC. I am a lifetime member.
  • 1 0
 @knobblytyres: biggest, in scale and on the scale.
  • 2 0
 We need to unite all the international chapters of Team Dad Bod. Here in the PNW we've been fielding an elite squadron of highly tuned dads for the last 3 seasons. 2020 proves to be a breakout year for us as long as our lead beer and taco sponsors doesn't pull out.
  • 1 0
 @BigEvil: BOJANGLES sir, BOJANGLES Cajun Fried Chicken Biscuit combo ????
  • 28 1
 “Miranda Miller is listed here but she was last year too and we didn’t see her make any World Cup appearances”

Miranda raced Les Gets last year. Finished 10th if I recall.
  • 2 0
 That caught my attention too. A quick search showed exactly as you say on this very website’s race results…

m.pinkbike.com/news/final-results-les-gets-world-cup-dh-2019.html
  • 2 0
 Miranda and her crew were all smiles yesterday for some winter training at Dry Hill Bike Park. Only saw them in the shuttle line as they were riding too fast for me to see them on the trail Smile
  • 1 0
 @kamsbry: I thought that was her but wasn't sure.
  • 2 0
 @jordanrh: She gave her jersey to my friend's tiny racer daughter on Saturday and signed it. One of the greatest things about mountain bikes is the chance to mix it up with your heroes.
  • 24 0
 YT "Mob is roaring back to life this year". More like a mew.
  • 5 0
 Yeah, pretty weak team compared to the representation Canyon and Commencal have. I guess when your brand is named young talent you can't keep anybody around for too long.
  • 18 1
 Why the hell is Trummer number 2 being Suarez? I really don't understand the hard on YT has on this guy...
  • 2 1
 @Boosting: He's Gwin's original prodigy.
  • 19 0
 So looking forward to seeing Bulldog charging hard again. Would love to see Phil Atwill put together some competitive runs this season.
  • 21 1
 Was really hoping to see Joe Smith pop up somewhere in that list =(
  • 1 1
 It's a damn shame, seems like a solid rider! He should go enduro!
  • 6 0
 @Mayzei: Might have a point, he’s always struck me as being incredibly naturally talented, and reminds me a bit of Hill at times
  • 9 0
 Seen him riding Revolution bike park for the last couple of Fridays on the same Propain as last year. He was doing timed laps and I joked "bit keen for February..." to which he replied, "only 4 weeks to the first WC, so better get on it".
So he'll definitely be at the races
  • 20 0
 A crowd funded DH team would be nice addition ????
  • 20 1
 Great idea! I'll pitch in three fiddy
  • 48 1
 @Isey: "Three Fiddy Racing"
  • 10 0
 @Dropthedebt: Yes...an the logo will be the damn Loch Ness Monster!
  • 3 0
 @bman33: and also the paintwork design on the bikes.
  • 8 0
 I'll throw down tree giddy. We can get the Dad bod KFC guy from the first comment to be our rider.
  • 15 0
 I'm sorry, but is there some secret we don't know about Nina? Is she like the movie stars that are horrible to work with on set or something. There are just too many big brands with no female riders on their lists for 2020
  • 6 0
 I wonder if she prefers staying on her own team and own terms. Syndicate gave her wrench support last year, so getting to do things in hour own terms while getting some support might be her ideal situation.
  • 5 0
 @jgainey I was surprised she didn't move from Juliana to the SC Syndicate but she just may be like a lot of independent business owners I know. They would rather eat road kill and drink from a cactus than work for someone else.
  • 18 2
 Might take some flak here, but that doesn't really come as a surprise to me. Her results were erratic at best, think she crashed out in every race run over the last 4 rounds. Even the thumbnail is a picture of here seconds from hitting the dirt for a second time in one run...
She might be a Pinkbike favourite, but imho she needs to get a bit more consistent to get picked up by a factory team. But you're 100% correct on the fact that the women are very poorly represented in the factory teams.
  • 4 1
 @NinetySixBikes:
Not wrong and may even be part of the reason BUT what you are saying does also apply to Tracy Hannah and she´s one of the most well known female riders on the circuit.
I guess the truth is somewhere in there though.
The Syndicate may be interested, but they seem to really try to stick with their riders through thick and thin and having one promising season may not persuade the decision makers to jump the gun that quickly. It is a pretty elite squad after all and it may not be wise to water that branding down by adding a promising up and comer.
Also getting on the Syndicate would mean jumping into racing full time and especially as a german you really wanna have all your stuff in order because if it doesn´t work out for you, you´re pretty much done in the workforce. Future employers might very well hold this brief detour in racing against you, so she may very well just wanna make sure she is capable of staying on the circuit through results and not on popularity alone.
  • 4 0
 Re: @Gruta idea. Perhaps Nina is one of the candidates for the "Pinkbike Privateer DH Team", something like @wynmasters crowdsourced efforts last year.
  • 1 0
 @NinetySixBikes: There is another aspect to all this on the business side that I think may affect signings. UCI rules say that to be on a team you must be employed by the team. The Syndicate is a US team so its possible that to be on the team she would need a US work permit. I don't know for sure but if you look at the makeup of the factory teams a lot of them are built with riders that would be easily employable by the company created for the team. Obviously some of the teams employ people from other countries but just throwing out there that it may not be as easy to sign whoever you want without jumping through a lot of hoops.
  • 2 0
 @northbendmtb:
Really interesting thought. However, i would think that this only applies if you actually want to work on US soil. Otherwise we would have heard about this by now from other sports and teams and also it shouldn´t be too hard to set up a company branch in the athletes home country to make things happen. But as far as i have seen from other competitive scenes, the problem mostly emerges about an athlete physically entering the US to perform there. I would also suspect that there are special regulations in place for athletes as i have heard on numerous occasions that´s why so many e-sports pros would like to be officially recognized as athletes as that would make things a lot easier for them as they are atm more like private contractors or something along those lines and therefore often times get declined last minute to attend their respective leagues.
If someone has some inside knowledge it would be great to hear more about the possibility of this!
  • 2 0
 @Loki87: I would love to know. Reading through the UCI rules on teams they are very particular about how the rider is compensated and that they are an employee of the team. An example is that if you sort through the UCI team search, no team that is located in Canada employs any riders that cannot automatically work in Canada.
  • 1 0
 @northbendmtb:
Hmmm... interesting indeed.
So if the athlete has to be an employee of the team, that means the same should be true for any roadbike teams. Maybe there is more information to be found there.
  • 15 0
 Interesting Giant haven't head hunted a top 10 rider for a while. No juniors or women. Wonder if they're winding things back program wise. Merely an observation
  • 4 0
 I think Matt sterling may still be a JR. Not 100 but that’s rad he’s with giant
  • 7 1
 Was pondering that too. But then again, even without podium appearances I'm sure Elliot Jackson is worth his weight in gold to a sponsor.
  • 2 1
 It´s been like that forever.
They never seem too interested in getting anywhere. Yes, they had Danny Hart at some point, but he wasn´t doing well back then and it seemed like there was no real team structure in place, just him doing his own thing. Apparently not too much has changed since then and they seem content with having a steady presence along with some media coverage.
  • 5 0
 Seems like it. They don’t sell a dh bike in the US right now...
  • 1 0
 @DHhack: yeah that's strange that they don't list the glory on their website... anyone know why this is?
  • 4 0
 @Loki87: if you count not doing well as multiple podiums and World Champ
  • 3 1
 @Larkey1: DH is dead for sales
  • 13 0
 Where is Magnus Manson? I saw him riding Norco on Instagram but he isn't listed either.
  • 5 0
 It’s the incomplete guide
  • 15 3
 Danny Hart’s balls are so big, there’s only room for one other person on his team..
  • 5 1
 Still wondering how he sits down
  • 2 0
 Nice, well played guys. Well played.
  • 8 0
 I’ll be riding for team NCFNB (no cash for a new bike) in the “over the hill” category again this year.
  • 9 0
 What about Ben Cathro????
  • 1 0
 Yeah, no mention
  • 1 0
 GRIM DONUT won't be ready for production until the 2021 season.
  • 9 0
 Sohcahtoa Norton.
  • 9 0
 He’s a fan of trigonometry?
  • 1 0
 I don't mean to be obtuse, but who did Norton for for last year?
  • 4 0
 Would love to see some podiums and another world title for the Athertons so they can slap that pedigree on their new bikes. To be honest, Rachel could probably win a race riding a bathroom door down the hill. But an overall title is still a hell of an advert for the bike you win it on.
  • 9 1
 Where the hell is Randy??
  • 3 0
 Randy got suspended for doping. They caught him with caffeine in his system over in the EWS.
  • 2 0
 Stole my comment. I’ve been wondering about him myself.
  • 4 0
 you forgot MISFITS RACING !!! were gonna be at all the World Cups, European cups and some crankworks, flying the flag for all the privateers, living in are van, road tripping , and generally enjoying being on two wheels, first stop portugal in a few weeks , see you out there!
  • 4 0
 How did Nina Hoffmann not join Santa Cruz Syndacate? I think even Cathy said she wanted her in a Wynn TV episode. Maybe it was Nina’s plan all along to have her own team? Pinkbike — we need an article on this.
  • 8 3
 Commencal 100% team are the most exciting to watch. Looking forward to a year of bangers.
  • 6 0
 Only one Junior woman being supported by a team. (Chappaz)
  • 2 0
 - How much cash does Dorval have, seems like they have 27 riders???
- Sup Giant? Retire much? Have they just sunk all their marketing cash into LIV athletes? The DH team is effectively dead.
- Norco, we all wanna see Blenki crush a win, or at least some podiums. The bike is clearly worthy....should they have spent some cash on adding a new rider with immediete podium potential..like Brannigan , Moir , or Joe Smith? or perhap one of the podium contending women Veronika Widdman or Nina Hoffman. Clearly, Norco has the cash and the bike to race the bigtime. ah anyway, would love to see that fancy Norco on some podiums.
  • 1 0
 @tadgercat Joe Smith has his chance on Norco for previous 2 years prior to Propain... had no significant results from memory
  • 5 0
 I thought Magnus Manson was going to get a shot on the Norco team?
  • 1 1
 I would assume it's similar to Canyon last year. Not a full ride on the team, just getting some support.
  • 3 0
 You are wrong about Tristen Lemire being able to sweep courses as Finn did. The UCI changed the rules so course sweepers have to be at least 17 years old.
  • 5 0
 Where's Bruce Klein? And is Cole Lucas not still on the SRAM TLD program?
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flag Boosting (Feb 8, 2020 at 11:26) (Below Threshold)
 Klein needs to prove himself as a privateer before he gets an offer. For now he's just another guy with potential
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 Thanks coach Boosting @Boosting:
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 Rachel has posted on IG not to expect her racing at round 1. Hardly surprising considering her injury, but hope we see her back up to speed soon. www.9to5bike.com/2020-dh-news-rachel-atherton-probably-wont-race-the-first-world-cup-in-lousa
  • 4 1
 Still can't believe Steve Smith is not here with us anymore, painful to not see him on rosters/racing the last few years. #RIPchainsaw
  • 6 2
 I suppose it saves time to use the header image from last year. Well done.
  • 4 1
 Pinkbike Hiring... Proofreader required
  • 3 0
 @Dropthedebt: who needs a proof reader when you could just hire someone with ability in the first place !!
  • 3 0
 the indie's are the real cowboys's here ! go someone I have never heard of before! hotel showers make you weak!
  • 5 1
 Apparently YT Mob has adopted the non-binary pronoun.
  • 6 6
 Thirtysome years later and the sport we love is just as white as day one. The rest of the planet doesn't look like this. This old man is a little disappointed by our reflection. Have a great season and consider what is possible.
  • 1 0
 "Don't bring me problems. Bring me solutions." - professional sports sanctioning bodies
  • 3 1
 Just to clarify,I'm still crocked from last year so I've turned down my spot on specialized gravity, sorry fantasy fans Smile
  • 7 3
 Where is Randy?
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 Will the Grim Donut have a team this year?
  • 3 0
 BRAGE VESTAVIK NOT IN GT TEAM?
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 I wonder if he's not focusing on racing this year? With him being at Darkfest and the sort of projects he's been into lately, I could see him focusing more on Ratboy type pursuits. He seems as stoked on his La Bomba and Force as he does on his Fury.
  • 2 0
 Also possible, since this list comes from the UCI "leak" that the Brage deal wasn't inked at the time of the leak as it was announced fairly recently.
  • 4 1
 Wouldn't be surprised if Pat laffey causes some shakeups.
  • 2 0
 It's odd seeing names I've raced against in my age category pop up in world cup rosters
  • 4 0
 Wait until you see them at Masters World's... That's an odd feeling.
  • 3 0
 So a team of 3 Webers where the 3th one isn't even family?
  • 2 0
 The ZZ Top of DH
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 Plus, the 2nd surname of the non-related Weber is Basil. Actually true.
  • 2 0
 2020 the year of Weber Fever?
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 Team Project for the win!!
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 Nicole is going to be a must have fantasy pick!
  • 1 0
 For sure tup
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 So whats the test result of Cannondale?
  • 22 0
 they were two shocked about the results, they won't release it
  • 3 0
 Did they add a second damper to their expectations?
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 @Greghoin: they sure put a damper on Jack Moir’s season...shame they’re out, was good to see a new bike and new team
  • 1 0
 ctrl+f'd cannondale straight away. Dissapointed that they arent racing 2020...
  • 1 0
 Would be cool to know what all the smaller team frame / gear choices are?
Team Krispy Kreme Donut King would be epic
  • 1 0
 Good for Giant- Matt Sterling! Surprised he isn't on a CA brand like SC or Intense. He's fast and seems to stay healthy.
  • 3 0
 Nina Sockman Racing!
  • 2 0
 UCI Downhill Team Round up *2020*???
  • 1 0
 Hyped to Mitch on sram tld! Wondering if this means he will be racing more world cups this year
  • 2 0
 When will the Atherton bikes be for sale?
  • 1 0
 I really cant wait for the race season to kick off! This year is going to be mental!
  • 4 2
 You misspelled cllctv.
  • 1 1
 Now now we can't be misspelling Super Bruni's name. Team Laser Cat would be a nice addition
  • 1 0
 LBS/Caprisun sponsorship, I get 10% off stickers
  • 2 1
 Super bruni and seagrave for the win
  • 2 0
 athertons?
  • 1 1
 Hope Charlie Harrison has more luck this season. He could challenge I reckon
  • 2 0
 BULLDOG!!!
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 Yes bruv, this next season is about to be well sick!
  • 1 0
 Keen to see what Shark Attack Jack can do on a new bike.
  • 1 0
 * ALL THE BEST FOR EVERYONE, BUT SPECIALLY FOR THE PORTUGUESE RIDERS! Smile
  • 1 0
 I don't mean to be a buzzkill, but I think it's 2020
  • 1 0
 I read all that to not see who Cathro is racing for! Smh
  • 1 0
 one word MINNAAR
  • 1 0
 cabirou,brosnan.
  • 1 0
 The (CG) Brigade?
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