Tuhoto-Ariki Parts Ways with The Union Team

Jan 7, 2022 at 6:35
by Ed Spratt  
2021 UCI MTB World Cup Leogang Austria

The Union race team has announced on social media that Tuhoto-Ariki will be leaving the team for the 2022 season.

Tuhoto-Ariki has been a young rising star at DH World Cups over the past few years with a Wyn Privateer Award in 2019 and 14th place at World Champs last year. Tuhoto-Ariki joined the freshly formed Union team in 2021, riding alongside Finn Hawkesbury Browne, Ollie Davis, Oliver Zwar and Ben Zwar. Created as a collaboration between Steel City Media and Oliver Zwar to bring new talent to the world cup circuit.

bigquotesWe’re slightly sad but beyond stoked to announce that Tuhoto-Ariki will be moving on to bigger pastures for 2022 and beyond. It’s been an honour to work side by side with you and we can’t wait to see what you do down the line. Mission Accomplished bro. The Union

We don't know where Tuhoto-Ariki is going to end up just yet, but it sounds like he will be signing with a bigger team for the upcoming season. We'll update you with Tuhoto-Ariki's new team when we get all the details.


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 Welcome to Pivot Racing ;-)
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 Ugh I actually meant to give you an upvote but the things are close to each other and they don't let us fix them. Yeah, seems like a good fit unless Sammy G gets the spot. But Sammy always seemed a bit disinterested last year, I don't know if he fits with the constant energy BK exudes. A hard working shredder like Tuhoto might be a better fit, and Pivot seems like a UK/NZ team so he'll be with his countrymen.
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 Oh good shout I think that would be such a good fit!
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 Sammy G also hardly qualified for a single main event I think, not exactly someone you want to be paying for flights around the world just to have them consistently sitting it out.
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 Considering he's been down in Queenstown with Eddie and the crew I'd say this is pretty spot on ;-)
  • 17 1
 Mondraker with Brook?
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 That would be awesome. I'd love to see a Brook/Tuhoto video!
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 I believe they did at least 1 track walk together in Snowshoe
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 On board with this suggestion
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 I can see him winning world cups on a Modraker.
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 Would be nice to include his last name in the article?
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 It's a pretty unique name in the pro DH world...
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 A real pene they forgot to include that.
  • 4 1
 I've always wondered with hyphenated names, is appropriate to abbreviate to the first name only?
I have a job where I speak to lots of different customers on a personal basis and I am guilty of constantly abbreviating.... would you say 'Hi Tuhoto' or 'Hi Tuhoto-Ariki' every time?
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 @ctd07: I Don't know how these names come about in other countries,
but in Germany, when someone has a doppelname (thats how we call it), it means they deliberately chose
to keep their old name alongside the name of their partner after marriage, meaning it would be rude to use only one Smile
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 @waldo-jpg: but in this case, the doppelname is his first name(s)
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 Yesss stoked to see where Tuhoto-Ariki ends up - seems like a top bloke with some serious skill to match!
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 I had hoped he was headed to the syndicate. Kid has speed.
  • 4 0
 Congrats to The Union for building talent, and the letting it blossom beyond themselves!
  • 4 0
 Well deserved for an upgrade after the fire season he had!
  • 4 0
 Mondraker already has a kiwi and lost Laurie, so there might be a spot.
  • 3 0
 David Trummer taking Laurie's spot at Mondraker according to Vital forum sleuths.
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 This kid is a hot property
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 while also being cool as a cucumber
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 Ain't that the truth. He will go very far in this industry with his level headed attitude with respect and the humility he has towards others.
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 He would make a good addition with brook
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 Look forward to hearing who's picked him up
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 tuhoto tuhoto tuhotoo!!! i fkn knew it...cheering for you over here mate!!! Very excited for next year...bring it on !!
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 I see Brook McDonald posted on his insta that he can't wait to see where he ends up....
  • 2 3
 Este es al que ignacio rojo le encanta nombrar en las transmisiones jajajaja
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flag Sethimus (Jan 7, 2022 at 11:22) (Below Threshold)
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 @AnibalR: Si,señor!
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 @Sethimus: Lerne die sprache oder vermisse sie!!
  • 4 0
 @AnibalR: would be awesome if pinkbike had an auto translation thingo that made all languages your own and made all Mike levy articles long travel ebike loving puff pieces!

@mikelevy @brianpark is this something that could come with an O+ subscription?
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 @Larkey1: I am still waiting for proper captioning of ratboy videos.. it's been a long wait..
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 @AnibalR: Jajajajajajajaja
  • 3 0
 @Larkey1: you should really be asking @notoutsideceo
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 @Lagr1980: nobody has managed to crack the code yet!
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 Shit yeah!

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