Madison Saracen sign Alex Marin Trillo
Madison Saracen picks up some Spanish flair
Madison Saraen has today announced it has signed young Spanish rider Alex Marin Trillo.
The second-year Elite rider makes the move from Giant Factory Racing where he enjoyed junior success and a strong first year in Elites that included a 16th in Lenzerheide and a career best 13th at Fort William. He finished the year ranked 32nd in the Elites.
This is only the second time Madison Saracen have signed a non-British rider in its six year history (the other being current Asian champion Kazuki Shimizu). As Manon Carpenter moves on to Radon, the team looks to have a strong replacement in this Spanish pinner.
Marin-Trillo has already been testing the new Saracen Myst Carbon on his home trails. He said: "Coming into the 2017 season, I feel like I have more to give at the races. The last three years on the World Cup circuit went well. I had some good results as well, but I could be more consistent.
“Madison Saracen was the team that I felt I could fit in with, being a team close to where I live and with great people around; people that make me feel like I can give my 100 per cent with no doubt.
“I have to say that the bike is the best I've ever tried, a stable bike that makes me feel I can go faster under control."
Will Longden, the Madison Saracen team manager praised Marin Trillo's enthusiasm, passion and natural style. He said: "He had some really strong results as a junior and a first year elite rider and we want to help him hone those skills and work with our great set up to find consistency and enjoy his racing.