More team news as the Athertons officially announce that they won’t be riding for Trek Factory Racing through 2019 and beyond.
Rumours have been rife about where the World’s fastest family will be off to for 2019, and the latest development is that Trek Factory Racing will not be their home for the coming season and for the future.
Check out the full press release below:
After three hugely successful years with Trek Bicycles it’s time to embark on a new chapter.
The Trek Factory Racing DH team brought home three World Championships, eleven World Cup wins, two World Cup overalls, three National Championships, a long awaited victory at Red Bull Hardline and reached the pinnacle of sporting achievement with Rachel Atherton’s “Perfect Season”.
During our time with Trek we were joined by a succession of young riders including Atherton Academy graduates Taylor Vernon and Kade Edwards, Aussie Graeme Mudd and latest addition Charlie Hatton. Charlie will continue with Atherton Racing through 2019 and we’re excited to see him reach his full potential.
Nothing is more satisfying for us than to see the success of the young riders we’ve brought forward so we are proud that Kade Edwards leaves us this week as Junior World Champion and one of the undisputed hottest talents of 2019.
Dan Atherton said “Kade has been part of our team since he was 13 years old, his love for riding is infectious, we wish him well and can’t wait to see what he does in elites.”
Rachel paid a special tribute saying “I just want to say thank you to all at Trek, the last 3 years has been incredible! Racing that Perfect Season in 2016 was pretty special for us all and something I won’t ever forget, 2017 had its ups and downs, but ending 2018 with another World Cup Overall and World Championship on board that beautiful dragonfly paint job was awesome. I learnt a lot riding for Trek and I’ll carry that knowledge with me.”
Gee said “Team rumours have been rife so I doubt many will be surprised to hear this. We’ve all reached a stage in our lives and careers where we want to do something different… you’ll just have to wait a bit longer to find out what that is.”