The Trek drip feed has finally run dry and the final rider on their books has been revealed - Reece Wilson. With his podium in Fort William backed up with a 7th in Val di Sole, Reece was one of the breakout riders of last year and will be hoping to prove it was no fluke. Reece last raced on the Session in 2016 as part of the Unior Tools team, so it's a set up he should be fairly familiar with to hit the ground running.
So finally we have the full roster, Wilson, Harrison, Edwards and Shandro. Wilson is the oldest at 22 meaning it's a young but massively exciting team for Trek in 2019.
Third on the roster for Trek Factory Racing Downhill is Charlie Harrison, who returns to the brand after riding for them as a junior. Chuck moves over from Intense and will be hoping to pick up from a season that saw him establish himself as a top 20 rider before bagging his first top 10 in Mont Sainte Anne.
Only one more Trek announcement to go now...
Next up in the Trek Factory Racing Downhill tease-a-thon is Ethan Shandro and it's no surprise that he's pretty handy on a bike as he's the son of North Shore legend (and Trek rider) Andrew
. Ethan steps up as a first year junior but he's already got some pretty strong results under his belt in the form of Crankworx, BC Cup and NW cup youth wins. Ethan's goal for racing is apparently to "have more fun than everyone while riding my bike fast," while also having "the most fire outfits during course walk." Fashion fans and trolls, be ready.
Last week, Trek announced the creation of the all-new Trek Factory Racing Downhill team
that will be owned and operated by Trek. Today, they announced the first of the four riders who will be racing on the team in 2019. That would be 2018 Junior World Champions Kade Edwards.
Trek says that the roster includes three elite riders and one junior rider and the team will focus on the UCI World Cup Downhill circuit and select regional and national races... The next rider will be announced this coming Wednesday. Who will it be?
Read more about the announcement here