Florian Nicolai, Stéphane Tempier, and Hattie Harnden join TFR teams
Trek’s marquee off-road program is proud to welcome three new riders to its ranks with Florian Nicolai, Stéphane Tempier, and Hattie Harnden.
Nicolai and Tempier, both French, will bolster an already strong roster with Tempier joining the cross country squad and Nicolai joining the enduro squad. Harnden hails from the United Kingdom and joins the enduro team as a U21 competitor. These three riders complete the 2020 roster which welcomes back many returning downhill, cross country, and enduro riders from 2019.
Florian Nicolai joins the enduro team and looks to continue his strong performances in the Enduro World Series. After a series of exceptional overall podium performances in both 2019 and 2018, 2020 will be a year where Florian looks for the top step.
“I’m excited to ride the Slash in 2020, with its proven geometry and excellent suspension, it is the perfect bike for me,” Nicolai said. Growing up near the Alps around Nice, Nicolai is at home on challenging, technical trails and loves tight turns.
Hattie Harnden is a young, talented, and multidisciplinary rider who will focus on enduro in the 2020 season. Harnden holds many national championship titles including two British junior cross country titles and two junior British cyclocross titles. In 2019, she rode her first U21 Enduro World Series race in Switzerland and won. She transitions to Trek Factory Racing from T-MO Racing, where she benefited from the mentorship of Trek Ambassador Tracy Moseley.
“It feels a bit unreal to be part of the Trek Factory Racing team this year,” Harnden said. “I loved my first Enduro World Series experience last year and am looking forward to getting onto the podium again in 2020.”
Returning riders on the 2020 Trek Factory Racing enduro roster are the United Kingdom’s Katy Winton and Chile’s Pedro Burns.
Stéphane Tempier bolsters the cross country roster after a successful 2019 that saw him finish in sixth place overall in the UCI rankings, highlighted by a third place at World Championships in Mont Saint Anne, Canada. Tempier will bring his consistent top-10 form into 2020.
“I’m excited to be riding for such a famous bicycle producer and to be part of the design and development process for new product,” Tempier said. “Performing at the Tokyo Olympics is a big, big goal for me this year because it is probably my final Olympics.”
Joining Tempier on the XC squad will be New Zealand’s Anton Cooper, Canada’s Emily Batty, the United Kingdom’s Evie Richards, and Switzerland’s Jolanda Neff.
The Trek Factory Racing downhill in 2020 is returning riders Charlie Harrison from the United States, Reece Wilson and Kade Edwards from the United Kingdom, and Ethan Shandro from Canada.
All teams will continue to focus on the highest level of competition for their relevant disciplines, with the Enduro World Series, UCI World Cup, and 2020 Olympics being key points of focus.
Stay tuned for more on the 2020 team look in the coming months.