Luca Shaw Bids Farewell to the Santa Cruz Syndicate

Dec 20, 2021 at 10:45
by James Smurthwaite  
Luca Shaw ever solid with tenth.

Luca Shaw has announced he will not be racing for the Santa Cruz Syndicate in 2022.

Shaw joined the Santa Cruz flagship team five years ago after previously riding Santa Cruz frames as part of the SRAM TLD set up. He picked up three podiums with the Syndicate including a best-ever result of second in Losinj in 2018.

bigquotesWell, it’s one of the toughest decisions I’ve made but next year I won’t be rejoining the Santa Cruz Syndicate. 7 years riding for Santa Cruz Bicycyels and 5 years on the Syndicate have been nothing short of amazing. It was a dream of mine since the beginning to be a part of this legendary team, and I can’t thank everyone involved enough for the opportunity. It’s been a hell of a ride and I’ll always cherish the memories we made together. And damn there’s a lot of good ones!!!!

See you guys at the races
Luca Shaw

Shaw making the crowd proud.

bigquotesIt feels like only yesterday when we met Luca Shaw. Under the hazy lights of 'le cottage' in morzine, being led astray by the croc and certain other carnivores we saw that fast, funny kid that was no doubt going to be a future Syndicate family member.

Fast forward to 2017 and he's dressed in school gym kit in a damp Santa Cruz Park with his new teammate Loris Vergier, hungover, but happy as we produced that inaugural team launch video with the rest of the wider SC family.

5x years on it's been a hell of a ride and we can't wait to see what you do with the rest of your career. Even though you'll be under another roof, we'll be ready and waiting with a beer in hand and an open door to celebrate all the highs and the lows with ya.

Thanks for all the good times and we'll see you in Lourdes to do it all again mate.
Santa Cruz Syndicate



61 Comments

  • 88 0
 I’m betting Trek to hang out with jolanda
  • 123 0
 as my track and field coach said, "thats not good for the legs"
  • 25 0
 @Narro2: I'd make that sacrafice.
  • 4 0
 @Narro2: Good thing DH utilizes core muscles more than track.
  • 7 0
 Seems she is on the other side of the water... I can't make a canyon joke without being rude, this Pun is to specialized.
  • 3 0
 @Narro2: Your track coach stole that from Rocky's coach.
  • 2 7
flag Narro2 (Dec 20, 2021 at 18:46) (Below Threshold)
 Wow 87 +props i thought i was gonna be whiteknighted to below the threshold, thnx guys.
  • 1 0
 @Narro2: coach Mickey said it first in Rocky
  • 7 0
 @Offrhodes: obviously same coach.
  • 1 0
 @tadabing: He's a good looking chap...
  • 1 0
 @korev:...Zutritt ist möglich
  • 69 0
 Farwell Luca, hello Laurie.
  • 2 0
 That's what I was thinking !
  • 6 0
 And Jackson
  • 31 1
 Balfa. This is your chance
  • 25 1
 Rumour has it his new ride will be something special
  • 17 0
 I hope he Demo'd it before signing.
  • 6 1
 @nozes: He doesn't look like a Gambler to me.
  • 8 0
 I heard there's a large chasm in the truth of that rumour.
  • 1 0
 @jeremy3220: For The Win?
  • 23 0
 Steve Peat coming out of retirement?
  • 10 0
 Now that there are bikes to actually fit him!
  • 7 0
 I’ll raise you Ratboy.
  • 4 0
 @mitochris: that would be even better! Can’t believe Loris and Luca left the syndicate so quick. Seems like one of the best teams to be on.
  • 19 0
 You successfully posted this information without saying "parting ways". This is proof it can be done. Others take note.
  • 16 1
 Time for a female rider?
  • 8 0
 Bicycyles?
  • 24 0
 Covfefe
  • 1 0
 @jton: Bicycyels*
  • 7 0
 surely a Sender like Luca has a ride lined up already
  • 6 1
 Definitely Laurie 100%, Luca lives in the Alps now, so could be specialized with Loic?
  • 3 0
 He lives in NC.
  • 1 1
 @lu-ma: basically the same thing
  • 4 1
 I hope the Syndicate get back up to 3 riders for next year. Team seemed kinda deflated with just the two. Laurie & hopefully a quick young gun
  • 6 1
 I really hope they get back up to three or more too. Be great to see a woman or two on the the team too!
  • 6 0
 Tuhoto would be awesome , but I think he already said he is still on The Union.
  • 10 0
 Rumor (and by rumor, I mean, I read it on the vital forums) is Laurie Greenland + Jackson Goldstone. And Nina Hoffman
  • 3 1
 @sooner518: didn’t Jackson just sign with trek last year? I can’t imagine they would let him go so quick.
  • 2 0
 Nina Hoffmann?
  • 4 0
 Making way for Laurie I see.
  • 4 0
 His choice completely, stoked to see what he does on a Sender.
  • 8 4
 ... did someone say Goldstone?
  • 3 0
 Am, I think he’ll demo a few first.
  • 4 0
 Thanks for the Shaw !
  • 3 0
 He would have won in Losinj if he hadn't been riding a Bicycyel.
  • 3 0
 I miss the cottage in Morzine
  • 1 0
 100%

Best apres ride spot by far. And that includes Robbo's!
  • 2 0
 Will we see Laurie Greenland in synticate in 2022 ??
  • 1 0
 New team?
  • 2 0
 @mi-bike: the bicycyles of the synticate are Porting companys !
  • 2 0
 They let him go at Christmas, was there a Santa Claus in his contract?
  • 1 0
 I,d be stoked to see him reach the success of Loris last year once he left those clowns at the Syndicate.
  • 3 1
 He is going to big S !!!
  • 2 1
 He's on the highway to Ell - sworth wink wink>
  • 2 1
 Bummer he didn’t win GOLD it would’ve been a major mileSTONE achieved
  • 1 0
 Laurie go for it
  • 2 1
 Needs moar hell
  • 1 0
 GIANT?
  • 1 1
 Hopefully Laurie and Dak Norton can fit in the budget





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