The Trek World Racing downhill team is to partner with Royal Racing for 2011, meaning the team will ride clad in the best of the firm’s gloves, jerseys, shorts and pants, as well as the casual line.
Commenting on the two-year deal, Royal Racing’s managing director, Martin Lloyd Evans, said: “Over the last decade Royal has sponsored some of the best mountain bikers in the world. To us sponsoring an athlete is not just about getting our logo on a podium. We rely on the feedback of world-class athletes to ensure that our product stays ahead of the competition and its performance is second to none, so anyone who puts a pair of our shorts on, or pulls a Royal jersey over their head, knows they are wearing the best kit available in terms of design, materials and manufacture. From world champions to weekend trail-centre riders, we cloth mountain bikers and it’s a responsibility we take very seriously.”
Trek World Racing’s team includes current World Champion, Tracy Moseley, Worlds silver medalist Neko Mulally of the US, and Kiwi top ten world cup rider, Justin Leov. In 2011 USA DH Champion, Aaron Gwin will join the team and continue his association with Royal.
Further news of the deal, sneak previews of kit and rider interviews will all appear on www.royalracing.com in the coming months.