It’s the beginning of June and the Mountainbike season is underway. 2016 was a successful season with several World Cup and World Champion titles in MTB as well as a double strike in Brazil. From Cross Country over Enduro to Downhill as well as Slopestyle, in every discipline DT Swiss sponsored teams and riders had a successful season. We would like to take the opportunity and have a look at the actual season.
SCOTT-SRAM MTB RACING TEAM
This year the Cross Country Team around Nino Schurter and Jenny Rissveds are riding under the new name SCOTT-SRAM. After the past few successful years and the highlight of a double gold in Brazil, DT Swiss is continuing as the teams’ wheel partner. Nino and Jenny are riding their custom #GOLDSTANDARD wheels which are Worldcup, World Championship and Olympic gold proven. The Team SCOTT-SRAM continued their success with the win by Nino Schurter and Matthias Stirnemann at the Cape Epic 2017. As well, Nino was also able to secure wins at both Cross Country Worldcup Races in Nove Mesto and in Albstadt.
BART BRENTJENS MTB RACING TEAM
Bart Brentjens, a true living legend in the XC racing scene, is the team manager of the Brentjens CST Sandd American Eagle MTB Team. For the third season the team is riding on DT Swiss suspension. From season 2017 they are getting the whole DT Swiss setup including wheels as well. We are looking on with excitement as the embark on their #GoTokio2020 mission. Bart started at this year’s Cape Epic with Abraao Azevedo and they just missed the Top 20. Sebastian Fini Carstensen got third place in U23 Cross Country Worldcup race in Nove Mesto. Yana Belomoina achieved fifth place in the women elite category in Nove Mesto. Last weekend in Albstadt she became the first Ukrainian to win a Cross Country Worldcup women elite race.
KROSS RACING TEAM
The newest team to join the privileged ranks of DT Swiss sponsorship is the Kross Racing Team. The successful polish Cross Country team with Maja Wloszczowska and Fabian Giger are newly equipped with DT Swiss wheels. Also joining the Kross Racing Team this season is the 2016 World Cup leader Jolanda Neff. DT Swiss is proud to support Jolanda and the entire Kross Racing Team. With a brilliant season opener, the double podium at the Cross Country World Cup in Albstadt, as well as Maja’s second and Jolanda’s third place in Albstadt we couldn’t hope for a better start to the 2017 season for Kross Racing Team.
CUBE ACTION TEAM
The Cube Action Team is known as one of the top teams in Enduro World Series with several big wins in the bag. Together with Creg Callaghan, Nicolas Lau is leading the team through the 2017 season equipped with DT Swiss wheels. By any measure, 2017 is heading in the right direction as Creg started with three top five rankings within the first three races with the highlight being the top step of the podium at EWS Madiera.
YETI FACTORY RACE TEAM
Yeti cycles was one of the world’s first professional mountain bike racing teams. The mission of this famous team is pretty simple: find young talents and help them in their development. From Development Team, to the National Factory Team and finally on the World Cup Team squad. DT Swiss is proud to equip the riders on this legendary team with proven DT Swiss quality products.
FURTHER SWISS MTB TEAMS
Team Möbel Märki with Elite women cross country rider Irina Kalentieva will be riding the full DT Swiss setup the coming season. Irina started the 2017 season with a Top 20 Ranking at the World Cup races in Nove Mesto and Albstadt.
Bike Team Solothurn is a national level team in Switzerland. With strong prospects such as the 19 year old Vital Albin the team is the future of Swiss Cross Country. The U19 Swiss champion and Junior World Cup leader is the Teamleader of Bike Team Solothurn.
SLOPESTYLE UND FREERIDE
Since a few years DT Swiss is also present in the Air. With Nicholi Rogatkin, Anthon Thelander and new this season also Anthony Messere, DT Swiss is sponsoring some of the best riders in Slopestyle and Freeride. Last Season Nicholi Rogatkin won the FMB Diamond Series and had an overall fantastic season. Also this season he continued the story with four wins out of five events. He is the actual leader of the FMB World Ranking and the FMB Diamond Series Standing.
Check out all Teams and Riders on our Website.
We are looking forward for the coming races and events!