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Video: The Syndicate Take On the 2020 DH World Champs & World Cups in 'No Time to Cry'

Dec 11, 2020
by Ed Spratt  

bigquotesWhile the latest James Bond film continues to be postponed, The Syndicate steps in for your eyes only... filling the void with a new feature length episode.

Joe Bowman’s gold finger has been on the button to capture the World Championships and World Cups from this spectre of a year.

Sky fall in the shape of rain and snow meant the Worlds was not enough to satisfy most race fans this season. Thankfully the team charged into the following races with a view to a kill. And kill it they did, with Luca returning to form, Loris taking back-to-back wins in Maribor, and Greg taking a 1st and 2nd place in Lousa. Proving you never say never again when it comes to The G.O.A.T.

And Peaty? He’s been like a man on her majesty’s secret service, gathering intel from every corner of the mountain and feeding it back to the riders to prepare for changing track conditions. Thanks to all the crew’s hard work, the Syndicate brought home the #1 team ranking for the year.

This latest installment of The Syndicate franchise also marks Loris Vergier’s final appearance as a Santa Cruz agent. After four great years together, it’s time to say au revoir to the self-proclaimed #7. We’re proud to have supported Loris’ rise from fast frenchie to World Cup winner and we wish him all the best for the future.

Greg, Luca and Steve all remain on the team for next year along with all our main partners. You can follow the Santa Cruz Syndicate’s continuing exploits on the team homepage, Instagram and Youtube.

2020 has been an odd year but we leave the races completely stirred, not shaken, and are looking forward to the 2021 season already. So until then, grab a Vesper Martini, tune into the episode and enjoy a Happy Holidays from all of us!
The Syndicate


  • 16 1
 Bit of a random query, why don't helmet manufacturers make longer peaks for when its raining, then guys wouldn't have to tape clear goggle lenses to the end of the ones they have??? Might go on Dragon's Den with that one. £100,000 anyone..........anyone.....?
  • 8 0
 Bell Helmets tried with this attatchment -
  • 1 1
 Because it restricts the view when looking up out of corners, that why "most" run a clear extension.
  • 2 0
 @JoeyBratten: not sure that’s it given that clear or not, it’s covered in mud within a short space of time?
  • 1 0
 cause just taping a spare lens to the end of the visor works, isn't too dangerous hopefully cause it'll just fold on impact, etc etc
  • 2 1
 Riding when it’s wet enough to justify a longer visor is probably pretty rare to justify the cost of another injection mold
  • 1 0
 @JoeyBratten: why not just make peaks clear then?
  • 1 0
 @dualcrownscottspark: because peaks are really to keep the sun out? Photochromic peaks, that's the future!
  • 1 0
 @dualcrownscottspark: stop calling them peaks... term you're looking for is visor haha.
  • 14 0
 Class act by the syndicate towards Loris. Completely gutted that he left but however he was to do what is best for him, and i wish him the best. SC by the way what is up with the picture of the Nomad on your web site? trolling us Wink
  • 9 0
 I was gutted Loris didn't get the overall this year he was clearly the strongest guy out there! I think he news to get himself an insert sponsor so he doesn't have the overall slip away like this year.
  • 4 0
 I'm going to try and treat this as my advent calendar and just watch a few minutes a day. There's so little else race content at the moment (not PB's fault, just isn't any racing atm)
  • 37 0
 Well I failed already and watched it all lol
  • 6 1
 Damn, I need the "I'm at work 5 minute Edit."
  • 4 0
 Well, now you have 9 microbreaks!
  • 4 0
 Awesome team video. Good luck on the Trek Loris.
  • 2 0
 I happened to be on YouTube when this dropped last night. "Aww crap... looks like I'll be going to bed really late..."

Worth it.
  • 2 0
 'The puzzle can be real'--ask the man with two noses
  • 1 0
 great vid, looking good for 2021
  • 1 0
 Nina Hoffman and Jamie Edmondson to the Syndicate 2021
  • 1 0
 Wheres Marshy?
  • 2 0
 Marshy was in the Pivot pits in 2020.
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