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…
This weekend, our internationals, competed in the UCI MTB races in Montichiari, Italy. For our juniors the race was the second leg of the UCI Juniors Series. Emile Verhulst stayed with his school a couple of days in Barcelona and travelled from there to Montichiari. “I had no idea what to expect after the…
The first leg of the Pearl Izumi Cup (former BeNeLux Cup) took place on April 10th on and around the old mining spoil tip of Beringen (Belgium). The beautiful but heavy track contained a lot of technical passages and 180 height meters had to be passed every lap of 3,4 km. Among the competitors where a…
On Easter day, the first lap of the Flanders XCO Series took place in Pepingen (Belgium). The track was slippery due to the rain of the passed night. But the wind and sun during the races made the track good to ride on. After his top performances in the G-skin Wallonia Cup of last…
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.