Saterday 13th of August, Tom Van Ingelgom was present at the UCI Junior Series in Meribel, France. He started the race good but had some troubles in the climbs “I rode two gear smaller than other races. So much more should have been possible here. I don’t understand. Was it the height?” saying a disappointed rider.…
This weekend, the 5th leg of the PearlIzumi Benelux Cup took place in Houffalize. The races were as wel Benelux Championship: who is the best Belgian, Dutch or Luxembourg rider? The very nice and demanding track is situated close to the city center of Houffalize and embraces the Vayamundo hotel. It is wat mountainbiking…
The Verhulst brothers chose to ride on the ex-olympic track of London 2012 in Hadleigh Park. Emile took part in the UCI Junior Series. He hoped for a good result as riding on this olympic track is very unique. He started very well and could join the head of the race that existed out of 10 riders. “During the…
Sunday, 27th of April, the fifth leg of the G-skin Wallonia Cup took place on and around the old mining spoil tip of Cuesmes in the Borinage (Belgium). A demanding track, loved by moutainbikers. The weather made the track extra hard as sun, rain, hail, snow and a cold wind alternated. Our three newcomers…
Nick VanpolU23 - UCI MTB TEAM
Lukas MalezsewskiU17 - Factory Team
Alexander LoquetU23 - Factory Team
Tom Van IngelgomU19 - UCI MTB TEAM
Emile VerhulstU19 - UCI MTB TEAM
Thor GeluykensU19 - UCI MTB TEAM
Jitse Van ThilloU17 - Factory Team
Ewout VerhulstU17 - Factory Team
Pascal LoquetTeam Manager
Patrick SuttelsAssistent Team Manager
Maarten GybelsTeam coach
Patrick SuttelsSupport - Races
Katrien Van CaenegemPress & Public Relations
Sven De WeerdtNutrition expert
Suzy RoelantsVIP - HOSPITALITY
Koenraad De HenauwSupport - bootcamps
Paul PonnetPerformance Expert
In 2009 the team was established as a Belgian training team, to responsibly train mountain bike talents with growth potential. The Belgian bicycle manufacturer GRANVILLE and their equipment partners were readily willing to join us in this unique concept. From 2013 onwards, the team became a factory team which is supported 100% by GRANVILLE, the name partner with a written agreement up to and including the 2016 season.
The mission statement of the team can be summarized in two key words: ‘training’ and ‘guidance’ of young mountain bike talents, from Youth to Elite!
In the 2015 season the team was approved by the UCI as a UCI MTB TEAM which creates the opportunity for our cyclists to have a future international career. Our mountain bikers are coached and trained by professionals and sports experts with international experience. They get the chance to develop themselves at all levels in a stable environment with a view to join the UCI MTB Team.