Video: What's Behind - Cannondale Factory Racing Series Teaser

Apr 28, 2015 at 13:55
by Cannondale Bikes  
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Cannondale Factory Racing (CFR) goes into its 7th season and still follows the same approach: Perform on the highest level of the sport and have fun while doing so. #WHATSBEHIND is a video series capturing the full experience of the rider's 2015 campaign.

For 2015 the lineup changes slightly with a look towards the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro Brazil. Manuel Fumic and Marco Aurelio Fontana are the base of the team being long term Cannondale Athletes. Their unique style, personalities and way to approach the sport has formed CFR into what it is today. Youngster, Anton Cooper starts his 3rd season with the team and has grown into the ranks of the U23 World Cups.

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Mani Fumic leads Anton Cooper and Marco Fontana down the descent at Bonelli Park in California.

The newest addition is the Brazilian, Henrique Avancini. A local hero in his home country, he will follow the steps of Fumic and Fontana to be a top player in the sport of professional MTB XC racing. He has all the components needed to be on top of the game in the World Cup and for sure will be one of the crowd favorites in his home race in 2016: The Olympic MTB Race.

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Henrique Avancini battles the SoCal heat and dust

CFR started the season with an early approach on the North American racing scene, opting for the US CUP races in California for the month of March. In April the focus is on European soil to prepare in the best way for the upcoming first 2 rounds of the UCI MTB XCO World Cup in Nove Mesto/CZE and Albstadt/GER. With the full focus on the World Cup, World Championships and the so important Olympic Qualification, CFR will be faced with a tight schedule, but will still maintain time to ride bikes for fun and keep their level up in other disciplines. Manuel Fumic, Marco Fontana and Anton Cooper plan another approach to the EWS in Finale Ligure and some other fun races at the end of the 2015 season.

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Marco Fontana airing it out on the F-Si hardtail

Anton Cooper on his way to the Fontana US Cup win.
Anton Cooper puts his newly awarded New Zealand National Champion Jersey in front of the pack and to the top of the podium at the Fontana US Cup

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Manuel Fumic gaining elevation

Anton Cooper wins Fontana US Cup

Stay tuned as we bring you several episodes over the upcoming months highlighting the success, the smiles and the adventures that only Cannondale Factory Racing can provide. Come with us and see #WHATSBEHIND....

Cannondale Factory Racing Roster:

Manuel Fumic - Germany
Marco Fontana - Italy
Henrique Avancini - Brazil
Anton Cooper - New Zealand

Follow Cannondale Factory Racing:

Instagram: @CannondalePro @cannondalefactoryracing

MENTIONS: @Cannondale


  • 31 1
 Stoked to see this series. These dudes are my favorite XC riders. Baggy shorts, boosting jumps, taking the hard lines and they rip enduro courses too. Marco even took top 10 at freaking cyclocross Worlds, right after he took 3rd at XC Worlds and top 20ish at Finale EWS and then raced a ProTour road race at Strade Bianche. Crazy bike skills.
  • 39 0
 That is a left sided opinion.
  • 8 3
 What a teaser !! Almost too good...They never lefty anything out.
  • 7 2
 Fontana and crew are bad@$$, Nino Schurter also makes my cut for being in the same class of aggressive XC riders.
  • 4 1
 who is the guy that doesn't wear lycra? liked his style...
  • 9 0
 Wow! I've had farts that have been longer than that video...
  • 9 0
 Might want to get that checked.
  • 3 2
 Do you not have sarcasm in the US? lol
  • 2 0
 Do you not have sarcastic replies in Australia?
  • 1 1
 Nice troll, I like. Smile
  • 9 3
 I like fontana, no only because his style but also he is more rad than many others XC racer
  • 2 1
 more rad than say Nino?
  • 4 1
 Nino's awesome, that guy can shred, Fontana is right there with him.
  • 2 1
 @Wu-Chain-Clan no Fontana, Nino and a few others make the XC interesting
  • 7 0
 Lefties make u go faster.
  • 4 0
 Sign me up! These guys are amazing no matter what you think about xc fumic and fontana can do it all.
  • 5 2
 Love my Cannondale!
  • 2 1
 old Cannondale was one of the most innovative bike companies of all times. Time will tell where the new owners take it.
  • 1 0
 Their new 29ers rule the roost. Lefty or not....The SAVE rear stays on the hardtail are so smooth!
  • 1 0
 Just bought a used 2012 flash w/ the 2013 lefty hybrid 90mm xlr! It's been about 7 years since my last ride on an older lefty. I'm looking forward to the feel of that nostalgic fork!
  • 1 1
 Too short.
  • 2 3
 Notice all of them put alot of focus on the left side only.
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