BMC’s newly-founded international team of enduro specialists has ambitious plans to leave a big mark on this rapidly growing discipline of mountain biking. The American-French duo of Bradford and Bailly-Maître will not only take on the world’s biggest races by competing in the full Enduro World Series (EWS), but they also plan to stir up the North American and French scene with appearances throughout the season. Swiss-based Golay and Kerstin Kögler from Germany will compete in a more selective program of EWS events and European races.
After having to abandon the EWS in the middle of the season last year due to an unfortunate injury to his clavicle, Bailly-Maître is more than ready to see his name in the top 10 of the EWS. For Bradford, it will be his first full EWS season. Together with Bailly-Maître he is eager to see how hard he can push his trailfox TF01 on the ever-changing terrain the EWS guarantees.
Florian Golay, who missed only one leg of the 2013 EWS, will devote his energy to the stop- over in Whistler. With his 11th place in 2013 he has fond memories of the course and is now returning for more. Golay, who is the owner of a bike shop and works all year round, will be racing in competitions he can access easily from home in Switzerland. Kerstin is the rookie in the team and appreciates tremendously the opportunity to learn from her teammates. Kögler is one of Germany’s most experienced certified bike guides and technical skills instructor. Like the others, she has what it takes to be at the top and is excited to compete on an international level at EWS for the first time in Scotland.
2014 Enduro Racing Team roster:
François Bailly-Maître (FRA), Aaron Bradford (USA), Florian Golay (SUI), Kerstin Kögler (GER)
Visit the team page on the BMC website
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