Florian Nicolai was an excellent ambassador to enduro racing for two seasons with TFR
For two seasons, Florian Nicolai gave his all to Trek Factory Racing, notably reaching back-to-back Enduro World Series podiums to cap a tumultuous 2020 season. There may not be a more spirited competitor and teammate in the sport. Florian and Trek will be parting ways at the end of 2021, but we’re incredibly grateful for his time with the team.
“I really liked being a part of this big bike brand that could be professional while also maintaining a family atmosphere. We had so many great moments,” Flo said. “It was great to spend so much time riding next to Pedro [Burns], and seeing how much Hattie [Harnden] progressed race after race. Big thanks to all of the staff — the mechanics, manager and physio — for their help all season.”
Only three EWS events were held in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but Flo made the most of his opportunities, taking second place on back-to-back weekends in Pietra Ligure and Finale Ligure. In 2021, he dabbled with e-bike racing, and took eighth in his first ever EWS-E Series start in Crans Montana.
Perhaps most importantly, Flo helped make TFR one of the most tight-knit teams on the circuit with his kindness and humor. Thank you, Flo! And all the best on the next steps of your career.