Anne-Caroline Chausson and Max Commencal re-unite
Two legends back together again
If you're going to sign anyone to be a brand ambassador, it may as well be a legend like ACC.
Twelve–time DH World Champion (including a straight ten year run from 1993 to 2003), four–time Dual Slalom World Champion, three–time BMX World Champion, first ever Olympic BMX champion, a world record 55 World Cup DH victories… Anne Caroline Chausson is the most successful downhill racer ever.
She's beaten some of the fastest racers in the world and, more recently, she's beaten cancer. Now, she's back on the bike again but this time for Commencal and it's not in the relentless pursuit of victories, but purely for fun.
Anne–Caro was introduced to mountain biking by Max Commençal in his role as Sunn Chipie team boss. She earned her first Rainbow Stripes at Metabièf in 1993. This win (in her second ever race) paved the way for near total domination, and a devastating ten–year streak as World Champion, only halted by an injury blow at Les Gets in 2004.
The pair will now re-unite as she takes on an ambassador, rider, consultant and developer role.
Commencal said: "It’s actually a great honour and with huge pride that we will count ACC as part of the family again. It’s much more than the return of a name along with her achievements, it's the return of a wonderful person with a lot of skills and qualities.
"Imagine having the experience of Anne-Caro at the start of a race? Just think how much fun it would be sharing a run with her during a COMMENCAL DAYS event! The possibilities are endless.
"For us, we have the best ambassador possible because she knows our history and the history of our sport. Welcome Anne-Caro!"