It's with great excitement that I announce my team shift to KMC EKOï Orbea. It's always hard to keep a secret like that for months, so I'm quit relieved that the cat finally is out of the bag, so to say.
Who is the KMC EKOï Orbea?
From the Orbea team announcement:
"The team knows what it’s doing. It’s one of the oldest in MTB. Its structure dates back to 1998. They’ve also experienced a lot in competition.
They began with victories in France, where the team got its start. And little by little, the rest came along. An Olympic medal, two world championships, five more relay titles and numerous podiums in World Cup competitions (some of them, thanks to the figure of Julie Bresset, Maxime Marotte or Stephen tempier). There’s a lot we could write about this, but suffice it to say that the team has victory in its DNA. Its awards demonstrate this. The same goes for us.
The Team KMC Ekoi Orbea wants to continue to grow. It has opened borders in the team ranks. With the Swiss army. With riders who bring seniority. We’ll contribute our experience in more than 30 years of competition. And more.
Because they’re not lacking in tools for modern Cross Country. They’ve got the Oiz and Alma. And all because we must confess that we have a goal in mind with this team: to take the Orbea name to the peak of the world’s cross country."
Okay, Michel Hutsebaut started the team two years after I was born. wooow. Well this is pretty cool to be a part of. And one thing is sure, they know what they are doing. We will be 6 riders from 5 different nationalities, and I will team up with Annie Last in the women elite cat. in the World Cup. Excited for a new friendship! I hope we can be up there in the mix and shake it up. Well us young riders always do that, don't we?
The Orbea Factory was founded back in the 1840's but it was first until 1930 they actually started to produce bicycles. It's a pretty speical story you can check out : https://www.orbea.com/dk-en/about-us/1840-1929/
"We left firearms behind and began making bicycles with all guns blazing"
The team sponsors 2019:
Stay tuned for a bike check soon!
Reflect what you desire, become what you respect. GRL PWR