The Suspension Center teams up with Intense Cycles for the 2011 World Cup season.
Florent Payent, Joshua Button, Lars Peyer and Faustin Figaret are all on the team but where is 2009 World Champion and 2010 World Cup runner up Emmeline Ragot? Judging by her FaceBook status she is not happy. We’ll have to wait and see where former CRC Intense riders Chris Kovarik and Matti Lehikoinen end up.
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Intense Cycles and Suspension Center have joined forces for the 2011 UCI World Cup DH race season. Team SC Intense will be continuing the legacy of success for both parties with a new team line-up and an all new team look. Piloting the fleet of new Intense M9s will be Florent Payent, a former French Junior and Senior National Champion, Joshua Button, a former Australian Elite National Overall Champion, Lars Peyer, a former 2 x Junior Swiss National Champ and podium regular in the Swiss IXS National Series, and Faustin Figaret a promising new French Junior rider.
Team SC Intense will be in attendance at all 7 UCI DH events and select other races in 2011. In addition to support from Intense (intensecycles.com) and Suspension Center (suspensioncenter.ch), Team SC Intense will be powered by Fox Racing Shox, Formula Brakes, Alpine Stars, Mavic Wheels, Schwalbe Tires, Nukeproof Components, SCprobag, Gamut Chainguides, SRAM Drivetrain, Scott, THE Helmets, RapidRacerProducts and Turbospoke!. The team will also be receiving support from its medical partner Lindenhof Hospital, Bern Switzerland.
Stickman, Marketing Manager at Intense Cycles commented “Here at Intense we are delighted to continue our racing program for 2011. We are stoked to partner with the guys at Suspension Center who run one of the most professional and technical teams on the World Cup circuit. The all new M9 has already secured a World Cup win with Suspension Center at Val Di Sole in 2010 and we look forward to seeing more success for the new team and the M9 in 2011”
Gery Peyer of Suspension Center, who will manage Team SC Intense, commented “it’s great to be involved with Intense again for 2011 and we’re looking forward to building on the successes from 2010. We will be continuing our 18 year racing tradition of WC racing and our passion for developing young talent. For next year we have new riders on the team and are very excited to be on board the new Intense M9. We will also be sporting an exciting new look to match our slick new M9s!”
Team SC Intense will be taking delivery of their new bikes early in the New Year and are looking forward to a successful 2011 season.
Stay tuned to www.scintense.com for further updates.
Team SC Intense