Joe Breeden Announces Departure From UR Team

Jan 1, 2022 at 8:17
by James Smurthwaite  

Joe Breeden has announced he has parted ways with the UR team for 2022.

Breeden joined the UR team at the start of the 2020 season and picked up two top ten results from his 8 World Cup races with the team. Most 'parting ways' announcements come on or before the standard mtb contract end date of December 31 but Joe has announced his today in the New Year. It sounds like whatever deal came up was a last-minute offer that Joe simply couldn't refuse. He said:

bigquotesI have had a great 2 years with UR and have really enjoyed being part of the team and with everyone involved, I was planning to stay but I have decided to move onto a new team and challenge for 2022.

This new opportunity came unexpectedly late so I want to say sorry for the inconvenience and thanks for coming to an amicable agreement.

I would like to say a huge thanks for the opportunity UR Team and all the team sponsors provided me with over the last 2 years. It has been amazing to work alongside everyone and I really appreciate all the support.
Joe Breeden

We'll update you with Joe's new team when we get all the details.


  • 96 4
 2022 - no ones racing for anyone. Everyone has to hand build their own bikes due to no availability on product!
  • 5 0
 That should be a UCI rule
  • 4 1
 Yeah!!!... with 26" wheels, cantilever brakes and 620mm purple anodized bars!
  • 3 0
 @makripper: honestly, I would love watching a dh racing league where everything had to be designed and manufactured by the racer
  • 44 0
 U R no longer on the team.
  • 15 0
 I love how the thumbnail looks like he's giving them the finger.
  • 2 0
 Didn’t notice, now I can’t I see it!
Well done / nice catch! ; )
  • 2 0
 Oops: I mean I can’t UNsee it. : )
  • 8 0
 The Great Resignation has hit mountain biking. It's making this season even more interesting.
  • 7 0
 Atherton bikes, he's local and rides with them a lot?
  • 1 0
 Unless Gee is retiring and Charlie Hatton has left is there space for him on the team?
  • 6 0
 @fatduke: Millie has left so there is technically a space on the team.
  • 6 0
 My time has come.
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  • 3 0
 @fatduke not sure if Gee will be racing this year - isn't he still recovering?
  • 3 1
 Didn't even know I had a team and who the hell is Joe. Man, I picked a bad day to stop sniffing glue.
  • 4 0
 UR fired.
  • 3 0
 My team?
  • 3 0
 I thought he meant my team?
  • 2 0
 2022 and we're still getting people leaving teams...
  • 1 0
 @Louisd2000 I agree. I can’t really be talking… I mean he’s a pro and I’m not.
  • 3 0
 Say it ain't so Joe....
  • 2 0
 I'm still open to being signed by a team looking for
  • 2 0
 He was making millions on UR Team.
  • 2 0
 this is going to be an intense wait
  • 1 0
 Intense decision
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