p4pb11785087
p4pb11785087

Gstaad-Scott sign Neko Mulally for 2015

It's all change at the Gstaad-Scott team in 2015. The team slims down to two riders losing Emelie Seigenthaler, Noel Neiderberger and Patrick Thome to concentrate on new signing Neko Mulally and style king Brendan Fairclough.

Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 10.43.21 (1)
Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 10.43.21 (1)

We actually dropped the bomb yesterday after spotting a photo on Twitter of Neko riding a Scott CX bike but that didn't go down too well! Either way the American cat is out of the bag and it looks like Scott have the perfect combination of speed and style in Brendog and Neko. The team have released a cracking video too, check that out here. This is the word from the team:

Press Release

Neko Mulally has joined Brendan Fairclough to form the new Gstaad-SCOTT, and while you are reading this the two are already working on the new bike setup together with SCOTT and FOX. Both will be riding the 2015 SCOTT Gambler 710 with FOX as the suspension sponsor and components from Schwalbe, DT Swiss, Shimano, Syncros, E*Thirteen.

p4pb11785096
p4pb11785096

"Working with Neko has been amazing right from the start. I couldn't believe how clear, straight forward and target-oriented this young fellow is, and how easily he has made things happen to get going with the bike testing. I can't wait to go to the World Cups with Brendan and Neko, and to see them chase each other down the mountain." - Team manager Claudio Caluori

"Neko is surprisingly professional at his young age. We are making big progress with regards to the product development since he has come on board as he gives us very specific feedback on what we can improve." -Sports director Cyril Lagneau

p4pb11785094
p4pb11785094

Neko, coming off a great season last year has been quite eager to share the news.

I am so stoked to finally announce my new ride! I have put in the hours on this bike, and I really feel like it suits my riding style very well. Continuing on with FOX and many other sponsors that I am familiar with, along with great communication between SCOTT, the team, and myself has made the transition easy. Riding alongside Brendan will be sick- I think we are both going to have a great time and kick some ass this year! - Neko Mulally

It's great to have another top rider on the team. We have already had a great time riding and hanging out in France during preseason together and are looking forward to a great race season ahead. Neko has a good relationship with FOX and an extremely professional attitude towards racing- hoping that can help us both get the results we want and make this bike and team the fastest on the circuit. - Brendan Fairclough

p4pb11785093
p4pb11785093

We’ve re-structured the team in order to increase the efficiency within the team and also to intensify the cooperation with our existing partners in order to get the maximum out of the relationships and to provide the best environment possible for athletes and sponsors.

Emilie Siegenthaler, Patrick Thome and Noel Niederberger have gone in different directions in 2015 and we wish them nothing but the best.

Images by Brice Shirbach and Hansueli Spitznagel

Many thanks for the growing support from all of our partners:

GSTAAD, SCOTT, FOX, Velosolutions, Schwalbe, DT Swiss, Shimano, Syncros, E*Thirteen!

Let’s get this season started!