After it was announced that the Athertons had left GT factory there was much speculation about where Treks riders would be going? Who would be joining GT?
Well “most” of the speculation is over as GT have announce there new Factory Downhill & Enduro teams.
GT Factory Racing New Downhill Team: Brook MacDonald (NZ), Sam Dale (GB), Wyn Masters (NZ) & Jackson Frew, Junior (AUS)
Last year saw Wyn Masters focus on Enduro as well as Downhill and after a successful year on the Enduro circuit it is no surprise to see he will be racing the full EWS this year along with the World Cups!
2016 sees Martin Maes continue with GT.
But now for the Girls! One of the most successful multi disciplined female mountain bikers of all time and current Queen of Crankworx Anneke Beerteen will join GT for the 2016 season & American Rachel Throop will also join the team, after proving herself on the US enduro scene she is ready to take on the international scene now and with a GT behind her we are in no doubt that she will storm the scene.
I think my favourite part about this new GT Enduro team is that it is one of the first times in a MTB Factory team that women have received the same representation as men! GO GT!
GT Factory Enduro Team: Wyn Masters (NZ), Martin Maes (NE), Rachel Throop (USA) & Anneke Beerten (NE)