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Endura Racing 2012 Team Presentation

The 2012 Endura Racing team presentation took place yesterday at The London Bike Show in front of a large audience of media, special guests and show visitors. The launch event brought the full team to London ahead of a season where we will once again race against the biggest teams in world cycling whilst tackling an exciting UK calendar in what promises to be a great year for British road racing.

 

LBS - Team Steps2

 

Event MC David Harmon introduced the event with a film which highlighted some of the key wins and standout performances from our 2011 season, where the team finished as the best UK based UCI Continental team in the UCI Europe Tour rankings.

Riders were then introduced to the crowd in groups of four, with new signing Erick Rowsell joining established team members Ian Wilkinson, Rob Partridge and Scott Thwaites first up on stage to be interviewed by David.

 

LBS  -Launch Lounging

 

Over the course of the event new signings Russ Downing, Zak Dempster, Dean Windsor, Jon Tiernan-Locke, Ian Bibby and Jonny MacEvoy had a chance to tell the crowd about how pleased they were to join the strengthened Endura Racing team and of their ambitions for the year ahead. Key members of the 2011 squad also spoke of their excitment of more firepower being added into the mix

The team's General Manager was joined on stage by Director Sportifs Julian Winn and Alex Sans Vega, Head Soigneur Ben Jenkins and our Service Course manager Richard Branston. Smith was keen to point out that the team is keen to build on a strong 2011 and continue to punch above our weight in the races across Europe and beyond, saying:
We’re not going to make up the numbers – we want to want to win stages. I know we’ll be fighting with WorldTour teams in these races and it’s going to be very difficult, but we want to have success in these races. It’s about spreading the wins throughout the team. I want to see everyone of these sixteen guys win a race this year.

Endura MTB Racing's Oli Beckingsale was also at the event and spoke about his desire to return to the top level of mountain bike XC racing after his horror hip injury at a UCI World Cup in the Czech Republic last August. Oli has battled back from major surgery and is aiming to race a full calendar again.

 

Photos - Joolze Dymond | www.joolzedymond.com


Endura Racing 2012 sponsor line-up:

Endura Equipe - Clothing www.enduraequipe.com
Giant – Frames and components www.giant-bicycles.com
SRAM – Groupsets www.sram.com
MET – Helmets www.met-helmets.com
Science-in-Sport - Nutrition - www.scienceinsport.com
Mavic- Wheels www.mavic.com
Tacx – Ergo trainers www.tacx.com
BONT - Racing footwear www.bont.com
Continental – Tyres www.conti-tyres.co.uk
Fizik – Saddles & bar tape www.fizik.com
Qoleum - Rider care products www.qoleum.com
Pedros - Bike care and maintenance www.pedros.com
LOOK – Pedals www.lookcycle.com
Teva - Casual footwear www.teva.com
Bottlesport - Bidons www.bottlesport.com


Endura Racing 2012 partners:

Marie Curie Cancer Care - www.mariecurie.org.uk
Bike Pure - bikepure.org


Endura Racing 2012 rider line-up:

Alexander Wetterhall (Sweden)
Alexandre Blain (France)
Dean Windsor (Australia)
Erick Rowsell (UK)
Ian Bibby (UK)
Ian Wikinson (UK)
Iker Camano (Spain)
Jack Anderson (Australia)
Jonny McEvoy (UK)
Jon Tiernan-Locke (UK)
Paul Voss (Germany)
Rene Mandri (Estonia)
Rob Partridge (UK)
Russell Downing (UK)
Scott Thwaites (UK)
Zak Dempster (Australia)

Team Associate:
Oli Beckingsale (UK) - MTB


Team Management
Brian Smith - General Manager
Julian Winn – Sports Director
Alex Sans Vega - Sports Director
Ben Jenkins – Head Soigneur
Richard Branston - Service Course Manager

15/01/2012