Manon leaves Saracen … but where is she off to?

Breaking news boys and girls, yep, Manon Carpenter is leaving Saracen.

After spending the last 6 years racing for Team Saracen Factory Racing, Manon Carpenter is on to pastures new. She’ll move on to a new team in the new year but as of yet, is staying tight lipped about where that will be.

Manon started her race career back in 2002 at the Dragon Downhill Series, organised by her dad Jason. She raced for 661/Maxxis/Ticket2Ride for a couple of years, then the Lapierre/Royal team before jumping up to the Saracen Factory team.

During her time on Saracen, Manon won Junior World Champs at Champery and scored a heap of amazing World Cup results. In 2014 she won the elite women’s World Champs title at Hafjell.

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We’ve got no idea where she’s off to at the moment but we’re that she’ll continue to dominate wherever she lands. Good luck Manon!

You can read more over on the Saracen website.

Manon, via Facebook:

“I’ve had some great times in my 6 years riding for Madison Saracen, from Junior to Elite, and some amazing success along the way – I am very grateful and wish them all the best. New year, new team!”

Team Manager Will Longden:

“We are delighted with Manon’s achievements during her time at Madison Saracen, helping her develop from an aspiring junior to world champion. Aside from her results on the race track, Manon has inspired countless women to try the sport, acting as an ambassador not just for the team, but for British mountain biking worldwide.”