Trek announces new cyclocross team led by Noble, Richards, and Swartz
Trek Bicycle announced today the creation of a new UCI cyclocross program under the Trek Factory Racing banner, which will race a full elite calendar in the 2018-2019 season. The team will be a new home to current Trek athletes Ellen Noble, Evie Richards, and Trek Cyclocross Collective graduate Emma Swartz, who will focus on U23 events in the United States and abroad.
On the new team, Ellen Noble will continue to push the barriers—and probably also bunny-hop them.
I am really excited to be kicking off the season with the new Trek Factory Racing Cyclocross squad,” she said. “I am so proud to be teammates with two amazing women, and I'm personally very excited to get the racing underway and see how the changes that I've implemented in my training and racing pays off. I have a great feeling about this season for the team as a whole, and I can't wait to see what we accomplish.”
Evie Richards, who just wrapped a full World Cup mountain bike season, looks forward to putting her fitness and focus on cyclocross.
“I can’t believe I'm starting the season off in America," said Richards. "It’s been something I've always wanted to do since I raced in Zolder, and it will be even more special that the kickoff event is Trek’s very own World Cup, where I'll be racing in the colors of their new cross team!"
Trek Factory Racing Cyclocross will also welcome Emma Swartz, a native of Madison, Wisconsin, who has spent several years as a member of Trek’s grassroots cycling program, Trek Cyclocross Collective. She’s set high goals for her season.
"This is my last year as a U23, so I’m hoping to make it a big one," she said. "My goals for this year are to win Pan-Am Champs and the U23 National Championships. I’m really excited to be part of Trek Factory Racing, and I look forward to learning a ton from Evie and Ellen."
The Trek Factory Racing Cyclocross team will ride Boone, Trek’s flagship carbon cyclocross bike. The bikes will be equipped with SRAM drivetrains and brakes, Bontrager wheels, and Bontrager cockpits. The riders will wear Santini clothing and ride with Bontrager shoes and helmets.