Anton Thelander Signs for Canyon CLLCTV

Mar 17, 2021 at 4:26
by Canyon  
Anton Thelander signs with Canyon

Press Release: Canyon

Anton ‘Cleanlander’ is back!

Where did he go? Well, after a breakthrough season in 2012, Anton went on to achieve multiple podium finishes on the FMB slopestyle circuit, with highlights including 4th place in Redbull Joyride - establishing himself as one of the top riders in the sport. But after a string of injuries, including a neck fracture, Anton made the tough call to step away from his career as a professional freerider at the end 2017.

In 2020, Anton Shared his reasons behind this decision, and the following journey which led him back to MTB.

Anyone who remembers Anton’s freeride career, or have followed his social channels since, may notice this will not be his first time riding a Canyon bike. After supporting Anton through his years of competing, we are stoked to have him back on our bikes again, and joining the Canyon CLLCTV.

With his focus no longer on competing, Anton will be taking on some fresh challenges within the MTB world, applying the knowledge and experience he has accumulated over the years. From judging the Crankworx Slopestyle Contests (post Covid) through to supporting and engaging with the CLLCTV Community, via online content or at events, expect to see a whole lot more of Anton in the future.

The Canyon CLLCTV is not only about race wins and contests, and Anton’s pathway back to MTB is a great example of how the sport we love can make have a positive influence in so many ways.

Anton Thelander signs with Canyon

bigquotesIt’s amazing to be welcomed back in the Canyon family. They were my first ever pro sponsor & I’m honoured that they believe in me now again for this new chapter in my career. Very excited for the future on my Canyon bikes. Because honestly, there are no bikes I rather ride than Canyon.Anton Thelander

bigquotesHaving Anton back in the Canyon family is a great feeling. It’s clear his passion for MTB is stronger than ever, and we can’t wait to start working on some projects with Anton in the near future. Also, it’s worth noting- the guy still absolutely shreds!Jack Noy, MTB Brand Manager | Gravity

In case you hadn’t guessed already, Anton will be riding more than just slopestyle courses on his Canyon bikes. From trail bikes to freeride, and even EMTB, we’re looking forward to seeing what Anton gets up to!

Want to know more about Anton? He has kicked off his new Youtube channel with a video about his background, including how he ventured into slopestyle and how he's spent the last few years rediscovering his love for two wheels again.


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 Ntn Thlndr Sgns fr Cnn CLLCTV.
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 Cngrts Clnlndr!
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 you beat me to it!
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 Wait, should there by a Y in Canyon or no?
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The New School thinks Y can be a vowel. I'm sticking with solid consonant status. I guess I'm an Olde Zoomer.
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 @ihatton929: Sorry, it is a vowel in Polish, my mistake Wink
  • 2 1
 Nothing shows ignorance better than spelling words with out vowels... I'd the world getting dumber????
  • 2 0
 @lkubica: In the US we learned Vowels and A,E,I,O,U and sometimes Y. Not sure why some people find English confusing.....
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 @scottlink: I mean mate "I'd the world getting dumber" just remember to spell check before you have a go at someone Wink
  • 2 0
 @Wat3: you sir, are correct!!! I feel as dumb as my comment!!!
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 @scottlink: don't worry dude just saying
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 Sck gd jb mt
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 cllctv s th wrst mrktng vr
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 Brought to you buy a former pb writer that went to Specialized (remember BLCK DMND tires?) and is now at....

Maybe not. I do miss Vernon though, his articles were usually pretty good.
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 Ws tht rlly ndd?
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 @dualcrownscottspark: N, cldn't hlp myslf.
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 So vowels are on backorder now too?
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 Y35, BU7 W3 0FF3R A HY8R1D 501UT10N.
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 @suspended-flesh: But wait - aren’t these inferior components?

And - what?! I have to pay even more?
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 Gd nws, thmbs p!
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 @mtbsklls: srnm chcks t
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 Super stoked for Anton and stoked on Canyon for re-signing one of their past riders again. Its awesome to see an ex-contest rider still supported for being a great rider in it's own right.
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 S stckd fr thlndr! Wll dsrvd!
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 Can't wait for the edit of him hitting a canyon gap.
  • 5 0
 I spent more time than I’d like to admit looking for what CLLCTV stood for. Maybe a sign I should just get off the internet and back to work
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 You should read the copy on the press release for the CLLCTV. It was hilariously overwrought. Might be the same people who did the copy for the Specialized limited “elements” Chisel frame release.
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 Wow. Took me awhile too. Am I old, or is this just dumb? Or both
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 I initially thought it was some sort of high end cctv
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 Came for the chat about vowels. Was not disappointed.
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 @onemind123: yup LL stands for Large Lens
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 'd lk t by vwl
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 Isn't it going to be easier to announce who isn't on the Collective soon? (I'm subverting there subversion by reverting to full spelling versions)
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 That’s the beauty of an autonomous collective... room for everyone!

You’re fooling yourself. We’re living in a dictatorship.
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 I'm not in the Collective yet.
@Canyon-PureCycling you need to change that asap!
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 Super happy for you Anton! Ever since that 9knights fall I thought you were on your 75% physically and 110% mentally which only caused you trouble. Looking forward to catching up at dirt set to witness the cleaness!
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 Is CLLCTV a new tv channel?
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 @ryan77777 yes, another one is PRN HB
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 All yous needs to sub on YT.
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 Next is, Dirk Thesender
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 'm gtng strk rdng cmmnts hr
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 Canyon Collective Canyo ollectie Anyo oectie Ano oetie ao oeie
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 It'll be nice to understand without having to have the sound on
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 what channel is this TV on?
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 That CLLCTV is a successor of CCTV or what?
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 “Vanna, I’d like to buy a vowel.”
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 what did happen at 12.39?? wow
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 Collective? LOL!
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 Lkng frwrd t sm gd dts.
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 lvn t, ths s s sck!
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 ntn r-sgns wth rdbll?
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