Commencal Les Orres Team Welcome Erice Van Leuven & Leo Abella

Feb 2, 2023 at 8:44
by Ravanel-MTB  

Press Release: Commencal Les Orres Team

Looks like a dream but the 2023 Commencal Les Orres Team is real.

We are super excited to add 2 family members this year: Erice Van Leuven, a first-year Junior, from New Zealand and Leo Abella, from La Reunion Island, current DH JR national champion, second year in the Junior category.

They will both benefit from the experience of their teammates: Lisa Baumann - our favorite Swiss lady, Enduro National Champion, Jack Piercy - the most French of the English rider of the paddock and last, Antoine Vidal, 2022 French National DH Champion.

Credit Pango visual

Credit Pango visual

Managed and coached by Cédric and Cécile Ravanel respectively, the team will race the major part of the Downhill World Series calendar and as much Enduro as possible. At their sides for mechanical support, Cédric Martin and Jules Auroux will be at races and team camp for training and testing.


Massive thanks for those without anything would be possible, the sponsors, supporting the team one more year providing the best products and some extra motivation.

Les Orres Bike Park
Sram / RockShox
Schwalbe Tires
Duke Racing Wheels
Leatt Mtb
Renthal Cycling
Bell Helmet bike
SDG Components
Effetto Mariposa
E-Thirteen components
Fidlock Bike
Ice tools
Fasap Training

Credit Pango visual

After good times to know each other and skiing our COMMENCAL Skis in Les Orres, the first team camp of the year took place between La Grand Combe, Ravanel’s HQ and Italy.
The whole team will be reunited at the end of March, for 2023 World Series Enduro first round, on the other side of the planet, in Maydena (Tasmania).

We can not wait!

Photos : Mylène Gamard / Pango Visual
Video : Pango Visual

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  • 11 0
 I’m following Erice for a few years on Instagram, definitely one to watch in the future. Her skills are insane. Good luck to both of them.
  • 6 0
 So excited to see Erice on a team! I still remember her in that viral video of her as a tiny shredder killing Rotorua trails on that rigid pink bike
  • 5 0
 she's pretty rad on a big bike on those trails now too
  • 9 0
 Let's go Lower Hutt!!
  • 4 0
 Really well made video.

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