Rumour Season is Almost Over - UCI Publishes 2021 Team List

Jan 29, 2021 at 7:42
by James Smurthwaite  
After months of speculation, teasing, and trolling, the team rumors season is coming to a close. The UCI has released the team list, which lists all of the athletes and team managers that will be participating in World Cup MTB events.

Most of the big news has already been announced but there are some more moves to dig into as well including 2017 junior World Champ Melanie Chappaz to The Brigade, former Cube racer Gaetan Vige to FRF Race Company and Jackson Goldstone to the Miranda Factory Team. Dig in and find the gold!

Check out the full list for XC and DH, here.

555 Gravity Racing

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A.R.Monex MTB Pro Cycling

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Absolute-Absalon BMC

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Alpecin Fenix

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Assault Racing

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Axxios Infinity

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Banshee Racing Brigade

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Beaumes De Venise - Massi

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BH Wallonie MTB Team

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BH Templos Cafes UCC

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Bike Team Solothurn

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BMC Tbelles By Kalas

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Caloi Henrique Avancini Racing

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Cannondale Factory Racing

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Canyon Collective Factory Team

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Canyon Collective FMD

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Canyon Northwave MTB Team

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Ceska Sporitelna - Accolade Cycling Team

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Chiguiro Extremo DH Team

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Commencal 100%

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Commencal 21

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Commencal Nobl

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Commencal/Muc Off By Riding Addiction

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Computer Mania MTB Racing Team

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Continental Atherton

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CS Carabinieri - Cicli Olympia Vittoria

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CST PostNL Bafang MTB Racing Team

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Cube Factory Racing

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Cube Pro Fermetures Sefic

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Cyklostar Trek Pirelli

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Dinamo - Bikexpert - Superbet

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DMT Racing Team By Marconi Project's

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Dorval AM Commencal

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ECA Nukeproof Racing

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Expres CZ Tufo Team Kolin

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Fischer - BMC

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Four ES International Project

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FRF Race Company

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Gamux Factory Racing

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Gapp System - Kolofix MTB Racing Team

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Ghost Factory Racing

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Giant Factory Off-Road Team

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GT Factory Racing

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Head Pro Team Opava

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Hunton Hard Rocx

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Intense Factory Racing

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Irontech Tecnic Mendiz Ambisist

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JB Brunex Superior Factory Racing

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JBG 2 Cryospace

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KMC - Orbea

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Kona Factory Team

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Kross Orlen Cycling Team

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KTM Factory MTB Team

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KTM Protek Elettrosystem

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Lexware Mountainbike Team

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Liv Factory Racing

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Madison Saracen Factory Team

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Maloja Pushbikers MTB

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Massi

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Miranda Factory Team

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MMR Factory Team

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Mountainbike Racingteam

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MS Mondraker Team

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Nina Hoffmann Racing Powered by Stifmtb.com

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Norco Factory Team DH

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Norco Factory Team XC

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Pivot Cycles OTE

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Pivot Factory Racing

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Primaflor Mondraker Xsauce

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Propain Factory Racing

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R1 - Cycling Education

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RDR Italia Factory Team

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Rockshox Trek Race Team

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Rogue Racing After Skull Team

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Rouvy Specialized

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Santa Cruz FSA MTB Pro Team

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Santa Cruz Syndicate

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Scott - Goldstar Sports Racing Team

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Scott Creuse Oxygene Gueret

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Scott Downhill Factory

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Scott-SRAM Racing Team

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Sense Factory Racing

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Serneke Allebike MTB Team

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SF-Racing

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Specialized Gravity

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Specialized Racing

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Struby Bixs Team

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Sunn Offroad

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Swiss MTB Pro Team

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Team Bulls

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Team Cycles Darnanville

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Team Rudy Project

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Team Skeno - Sfit Helse

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Team Trek - Pirelli

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Team Vosges VTT

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Teamisgav - Specialized

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Teamproject.ch

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The Brigade / SR Suntour

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The Union

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The YT Mob

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Thomus RN Swiss Bike Team

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Torpado Sudtirol International MTB Pro Team

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Torpado Ursus

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Trek Pirelli

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Trek Factory Racing DH

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Trek Factory Racing XC

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Trinity Racing MTB

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Trinx Factory Team

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Unior Sinter

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UR Team

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VCA Anjos Asterion

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Velcan MTB Pro Team

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Veloroc Lapierre

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X-Sauce Factory Team

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YD Racing

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88 Comments
  • 53 0
 “Dig in and find the gold”
Me before I insert my finger into my nose
  • 43 0
 Me before I insert my finger in your nose
  • 8 0
 @dexterfawkes: That may be the kindest offer I’ve ever had.
  • 6 0
 @centervillecycle: you can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can’t pick your friends nose.
  • 3 1
 @dexterfawkes: You can pick your friends. You can pick your nose. But you can’t pick your friend’s nose.
  • 3 2
 @leifgren: original comment
  • 47 1
 “Mountainbike Racingteam”

Brilliant
  • 15 2
 German efficiency applies to naming conventions as well.
  • 9 0
 Always on the winning team when you’re shouting “go mountain bike racing team”
  • 25 0
 Blenki gonna crush the whole XC field
  • 20 0
 Jack Goldstone on Miranda Factory Team!
  • 3 0
 Fiquei toino
  • 4 0
 Good news! it will be interesting to see how that team does with two rippers.
  • 20 0
 I think I see where all the Commencal bikes are at now. /s
  • 16 0
 Dan Atherton back on the DH circuit?
  • 17 1
 Not sure why but Dan gets listed every year for the Atherton team
  • 8 3
 @jamessmurthwaite: and in every team they were, he's the man backstage...remember HARDLINE ? Dan built it, he's a friend, he's a partener, he's family. And a great person! big up!
  • 28 14
 @taifi: Kind of sounds like you want to toss him off..
  • 12 1
 So who is left for that 3rd syndicate spot?
  • 5 0
 Just the two are listed.
  • 6 0
 And Nina Hoffman racing listed as her own team again.
  • 27 0
 Syndicate will be raffling it off to PBer's who look fast in the comments and never show up on Friday Fails. Good luck.
  • 10 0
 @neimbc: I've been watching all of the dialed episodes and am third place on one of my local strava segments. Please send me my contract asap, Santa Cruz.
  • 12 0
 Remi Thirion to Giant!
  • 9 0
 Trummer and Norton on YT, that's going to be a competitive team.
  • 8 0
 Annie Last is not listed with KMC Orbea. Does anyone know if she has a team for ‘21?
  • 6 0
 Typo on Pivot’s OTE team, because those athletes are already on Norco’a Factory XC team.
  • 6 0
 What about Adam Brayton / Hope & Phil Atwill ?
  • 2 0
 Is it just a list for the trade teams? Privateers and smaller teams not included?
  • 2 0
 Atwill is back on Propain, per his insta.
  • 2 0
 @djlucas: yeah this exactly. This is trade teams only. Both the riders are with their own personal sponsors, not a team
  • 4 0
 Commencal Nobl Wheels : with two new riders,
four in total, looking good !!!
➕ From me @NOBLwheels!!!
  • 5 0
 Syndicate needs a third!!!
  • 1 1
 Vali probably didn't want to, Nina on her own team still
  • 5 0
 one team has a very funny name: Mountainbike Racingteam
  • 5 0
 No Blake Bagget either here....
  • 4 1
 Why is the UR Team considered to be from New Zealand? The Hannah’s are from Aussie....
  • 5 2
 I saw Tracey is still listed too. Seven articles down she was discussing her retirement. Time for a comeback?
  • 1 0
 Bryn Dickerson doesn’t look like he’s got a ride this season.
  • 6 0
 @Superburner: Still on team racing events - just not WC's .
  • 3 0
 I think that is where team manager Cous Cous is now based.
  • 3 0
 They are Australian flags
  • 2 0
 @mogs: When you go to the UCI site (linked above) the UR Team are listed as NZ. I think that's what they meant.
  • 1 0
 @KiwiXC: he runs his own show
  • 5 0
 What about Cathro?
  • 2 0
 He’s still working with pinkbike and the other sponsers
  • 2 0
 Yeah he is not on a team, so won't be listed here. This doesn't show privateers, only trade teams
  • 3 0
 1-Is Ethan related to Andrew Shandro?
and.... ta da..... Miranda is racing!
  • 8 0
 Yes it's his Son. Also noticed Miranda is listed, and that Martin Maes is listed for GT in DH.
  • 2 0
 @tuhuramtb: that that is cool news and Maes for GT is a win win
  • 5 0
 Yes, racing’s in the shandro’s dna
  • 3 0
 Looks like the Norco DH team is pulling double duty for XC. I feel like that won't go well...
  • 1 0
 Same for x sauce and yd racing
  • 4 0
 Are the KTM bikes 2-stroke or 4 then?
  • 3 0
 The whole Norco XC team switched to Pivot??
  • 2 0
 Is Moir returning to the DH side this year? Or is EWS in the same category as DH?
  • 2 0
 EWS isn't under the UCI so it won't show here. I imagine anyone who may want to race DH would need to be listed, it looks likely he will do at least one world cup
  • 1 0
 @melonhead1145: EWS is in a partnership with UCI
  • 1 0
 @melonhead1145: yep like Martin Maes.
  • 3 0
 Norco XC team looks a bit too gravity this year?
  • 3 0
 Where is Tuhoto-Ariki Pene?
  • 3 0
 Team "The Union"
  • 2 0
 Would've just been easier and had a bazillion less "news" stories if they just posted this list in the first place Wink
  • 1 0
 2021 rumour.... there is no 2021! Why can the UCI not be forward thinking and have a southern hemisphere season rather than their Europe biased racing.
  • 2 0
 Did I miss Keegan? Thought he was riding for Santa Cruz this year
  • 1 0
 Did anyone notice that there's a team that's just called "Mountainbike Racingteam?"
  • 3 0
 No Devinci DH team? Frown
  • 2 0
 Loris is the oldest Trek rider. Holy shit.
  • 1 0
 Santacruz Syndicate should have listed Steve Peat as their third rider, just for a laugh.
  • 2 0
 Is that the denim destroyer on the GT factory team?
  • 1 0
 YES IT IS! Big Grin \m/
  • 1 0
 Rumours are bullshit. forget about international travel... hello reality.
  • 1 0
 Computer Mania is the best name ever!
  • 2 2
 Only two junior women on teams, neither are the World Champ or World Cup champ
  • 1 0
 KTM using the Zerg rush strategy
  • 1 0
 Isn't Phil Atwill back on Propain factory?
  • 1 0
 I think it’s more like he will be running his own team - sponsored by Propain bikes. He’s not back on Propain Factory Team.
  • 1 0
 Where is Barbara Benko? She was in Ghost Factory Team.
  • 1 0
 Aaron Gwin was born on Christmas eve and Luca Shaw on Christmas day......
  • 1 0
 Gwendalyn Gibson is listed on both Pivot's and Norco's XC rosters...
  • 1 0
 what about the enduro teams?
  • 3 3
 I was hoping Santa Cruz would bring a female onto the team...lame.
  • 1 0
 Where’s Black fly?
  • 1 1
 Toby Meek on Mondraker
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