Norco Bicycles Parts Ways With Todd Schumlick & PerformX Racing LTD After 4 Years

Nov 14, 2018 at 12:04
by Norco Bicycles  

PRESS RELEASE: Norco Bicycles

Norco Factory Racing and Norco Bicycles would like to announce changes in their UCI World Cup downhill team operations. 
For the past 4 years, the Norco Factory Racing team has been owned and operated by PerformX Racing LTD.  For 2019, Norco Bicycles will now take over these operations and manage the Norco Factory Racing team in house.

bigquotesWe are grateful to have had 4 exciting and supportive years working alongside our title sponsor Norco Bicycles. The past few years have been exceptionally rewarding, and we are fortunate to have had many great sponsors, riders, staff, and supporters.  For 2019 and beyond, PerformX Racing LTD will continue to participate in UCI World Cup racing, and a press release will be announced in the near future.Todd Schumlick, PerformX Racing LTD

bigquotesAfter 4 strong years and a great run on the World Cup circuit, we want to thank Todd Schumlick and his staff for the opportunity they provided to establish a successful Norco Downhill program.  We would also like to extend our appreciation to the athletes and involved sponsors for their hard work and continuous support over the past years. We wish Todd and his PerformX program continued success in all future endeavours.Jens Lange, Norco Bicycles


MENTIONS: @norcobicycles


  • + 25
 Hopefully Blenki will be on this new Norco factory team and get all the support he needs to race Crankworx, WC, and EWS... no more of this racing Crankworx events on his own dime nonsense...this is the King we're talking about!
  • + 4
 Wait, Blenki really races Crankworks on his own dime? source?
  • + 1
 @freestyIAM: numerous articles and interviews have stated as such...
  • + 14
 @SonofBovril: I wanted to know where that was said and you come back with "lots of places". Super helpful
  • + 1
 the team still covered all his costs,entrys etc he just didnt have mechanical support from then
  • + 9
 I hope they keep Blenki.
  • + 3
 mmm....having a tad more insider knowledge than most regarding Norco, i will say this there has been some big changes mid season in 2018, i think Todd has a unique skill set that you can either ignore or go with the flow, the factory team has improved a lot over the last few years and Todd should get a lot of credit for that. The bike has also improved and is still evolving i think it is capable of great things.Norco itself are still in the driving seat and like most things you get what you pay for, its all about budgets ,3rd party involvement , a team that works etc etc etc....i don't envy the person who has to juggle those balls in the pits (no easy task)..everyone loves a people person, but managing a team is hard damn work. roll on 2019 good luck to whoever is on board. p.s check out this -
  • + 0
 this should not be a hidden comment..
  • + 2
 @phunkt: you were sitting at -3 when i made that comment -- didnt want you to get lost Smile
  • + 6
 Time for an other canadian rider
  • + 1
 I agree but at the same time it's pretty lame to have a guy on the team that sucks only because he's Canadian...
  • + 26
 @LOLWTF: Every team should have a horrible rider from their own country on it.
  • + 3
 @rrolly: You speak the true truth.
  • + 7
 @rrolly: Every team should have a rider from the country that the bike is actually made in.
  • + 3
 @rrolly: Putting your name in for consideration I take it.
  • + 17
 @scary1: a Taiwanese on literally every team?
  • + 6
 @scary1: there aren't enough Taiwanese riders to go around
  • + 1
 @scary1: I don't think there's enough riders in Taiwan for that
  • + 1
 @scary1: so Norco should have a team rider from Taiwan? lol
  • + 4
 Glad I didn't have to spell the joke out for that everyone could spell the joke out for me.
  • + 1
 @tonestar: You've seen me ride!

Some of these DH courses would have me switching out my chamois for a diaper though. Scary stuff.
  • + 1
 @scary1: Taiwan nationals would be far better represented in that case... like on almost every team
  • + 1
 @LOLWTF: I'm certain there ane a number of World cup fast Canadian riders who are currently not signed to proper team contracts.
  • + 3
 You can bet Gwin isn't finishing that mansion in Cali while getting paid in Canadian dollars from Norco. Hilarious rumour.
  • + 2
 Who is on the 2019 @norcobicycles team? Athertons? Gwin? I bet you're going to make me wait a month or so :-)
  • + 6
 my guess would be the athertons Smile
  • - 3
 Ratboy! Wink
  • + 1
 If I’m not mistaken Todd trains AG I wonder if Todd will manage gwins new direction?
  • + 6
 He also has trained Steve Smith, Richie Rude, Catharine Pendrel, Sam Blenkinsop, Brook MacDonald, Finn Iles, George Brannigan, Emmeline Ragot, Marcelo Gutierrez, Joe Smith, Josh Carlson, Mark Wallace, Remi Gauvin, Miranda Miller, Casey Brown, and many more.
  • + 1
 The Tariffs would be too high for Gwin Smile
  • + 1
 Randy to norco!
  • + 0
 Norco high pivots to Wales.
  • - 1
 I know who wont be racing for Norco in 2019. This guy
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