Taylor Vernon joins Unior

Great news – one of our favourite UK racers – Taylor Vernon has joined the Unior Tools Team.

Taylor Vernon – along with Frenchman Rudy Cabirou – will join the new Unior Tools Team line up alongside Jure Žabjek, Žiga Pandur and Tanja Žakelj.

Taylor Vernon joined Atherton Racing (now Trek Factory Racing) straight out of his Youth year back in 2013. He’d previously ridden for his dad’s shop team and was hand picked by Atherton Racing following some stellar results at the British Downhill Series.

Tay’s career has seen some massive ups and downs since he moved up to World Cup level. His first race with the Atherton family ended with a broken back and a filing cabinet worth of metal installed in his spine to fix the damage.

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He followed that by a long recovery and an awesome 7th place at his first ever World Cup in South Africa. He went on to score a heap of killer results in junior, including a win at Windham World Cup. Graduating to elite was never going to be easy but Tay’s first elite World Cup saw him take 30th in Lourdes and take him on a series of really solid results.

We’re stoked to see Tay land on a team that will give him the same top-level support he received at the Athertons and will help him keep getting faster. Tay’s first race on Unior will be the British Downhill Series at Nant G.

Good luck for 2017 but!