Video: Tang Chinnapat is the First Thai Rider Competing in the Enduro World Series

Jun 1, 2022 at 0:58
by French Connexion Racing  

The first time I met Tang was in Bangkok. Bike, the owner of VEETIRECO a sponsor of the Sunn French connexion team, introduced me to this young and talented rider and as soon as I saw him ride, I wanted to help him race at the EWS.

With a background in downhill racing, and great skill on his bike, it wasn't long before we started work on a project to bring Tang to Europe to allow race against elite riders in select EWS rounds. With very little knowledge of enduro racing, Tang was extremely excited to learn a new discipline and ride with elite riders.

Tang took to Enduro very quickly and was already adapting to this new style of riding after the first team camp. Tang's happy and positive attitude was infectious. His beaming smile and fun personality remained constant even after days of hard riding, testing and training. Seeing Tang bond with the rest of the team was a great reminder of how lucky we are to call mountain biking our hobby and our job.
Tang's progression was fast and a testament to his passion for riding. He was soon keeping up with the rest of the team, and in his 3 EWS appearances, he racked up impressive times. It is clear that this young Asian rider has the potential to go further in our sport, and we hope that he brings his experience to other riders in his community so that we can see Enduro racing flourish in other parts of the world.


Team Podium in Loudenvielle for Tang has been the icing on the cake for the trip of a lifetime



What's the Asia Academy? It's a program supported by VEETIRECO that selects young talented riders to race in Europe. 2021 was our first season with Tang, but it's a program that we want to expand in the future. Not only with Thai riders but with riders for the all Asian continent. We feel like MTB is at this point of being a global sport, but so many countries are left behind, and we want on our small scale to try to make it change.


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  • 29 0
 Good man hope you do well mate il keep my eyes peeled
  • 25 0
 Good Luck Tang ! Great to see a more nationally diverse list of riders on the EWS list
  • 3 0
 I think the more internationally diverse list of riders is great to see too.
  • 12 1
 I absolutely loved the time I spent in Thailand. For that reason alone, I already have a soft spot for this dude. Good luck buddy.
  • 4 0
 yep. fantastic country & people. love that place.
  • 11 0
 โชคดี !!
  • 10 2
 Excellent. Now let's just get a few DH/EWS races over his way. They'll be a lot more diversity, if it weren't Euro bound.
  • 8 0
 Very cool of Veetires to support young asian athletes in the world of enduro
  • 7 0
and commentators are going to love that name ; )
  • 8 2
 Nice to see under represented nationalities in mtb. This guy’s a legit rider too.
  • 5 0
 Sweet! I’ll definitely be watching him.
  • 5 0
 Bienvenu Tang!!! Welcome and all the best for you!
  • 5 1
 All the best, great to see the sport getting a bit more diverse! Hope you smash it and props to Vee for their initiative.
  • 3 0
 great to see new country in ews, after have seen in road and bmx this is very promising!
  • 3 0
 Good luck and best wishes to Tang and the SUNN team, awesome to see this support
  • 2 0
 Almost like the enduro "world" series is ignoring half the world. Ironic how Asia is left out when 99% of the bikes and products people ride come from there.
  • 2 0
 Bitchin! Love the fun loving carefree attitude. Is there really only 1 APAC rider in EWS?
  • 3 0
 Heck yeah!
  • 3 0
  • 2 0
 Nice, good luck to your career.
  • 2 0
 Very cool, good luck this season!
  • 2 0
  • 2 0
 all the best man!!
  • 2 0
 Good luck man!
  • 1 0
  • 1 0
 Good luck dude.
  • 1 0
 Chok dee, krab!!!
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