Mitch Ropelato Fills In For Injured Troy Brosnan

With Monster Energy-Specialized racing’s Troy Brosnan at home recovering from a training injury sustained in Austria, Mitch Ropelato is ready to step up to the opportunity to fill-in for Brosnan. Ropelato has been racing in the U.S. for Specialized Racing-USA gravity onboard his Demo and will now debut for the Monster Energy-Specialized Team at both the Mont Saint Anne, Canada and Windham, New York World Cup rounds.

Photo by Stikman

“Mitch was our first choice when we thought about a possible fill-in rider and we look forward to having him onboard. He’s a talented rider and I think he’ll have a good time on the program,” said Team Manager Sean Heimdal. “It’s a shame to have Troy sidelined and we hope his recovery goes as planned!”

”Im happy to see Mitch filling in for myself and glad that he will be getting a factory ride at the next world cup rounds to show what talent on a bike he really has!” says Troy Brosnan.

“I’m super excited that I get the opportunity to ride with Sam Hill, work with Jacy and Sean under the Monster/Specialized tent,” Mitch Ropelato said of the announcement. “It’s really just a dream to be able to work with one of the top MTB teams in the world and really thankful that Specialized has lent me this opportunity to work with Monster Team. So, these next two weeks I’m just sitting on Cloud 9 without a worry in the world and just go out and have some fun riding my bike.”

Specialized Bicycles stated, “This is a wonderful opportunity for Mitch while Troy recovers. He is a very talented rider and we couldn’t be more excited about the move. At Specialized we strive to develop riders and help them achieve their goals. To have Mitch come from one of our domestic teams and go to our global team is great for the program! We hope this move will be inspirational to other riders out there who have dreams of making it to a professional world cup team.”

Special thanks to all our sponsors for supporting this idea and facilitating everything in a short amount of time!

We’d like to thank the following companies for their continued support:

Monster Energy, Specialized Bicycles, Mad Catz, SRAM, Truvativ, Rock Shox, Avid, DT Swiss, SDG, Renthal, Troy Lee Designs, Maxima, Spy Optic, Cane Creek, e-thirteen, Contour, Five Ten, Alligator, Team Associated, Method.

The things people will do to beat a Strava segment! We need to get Guy Martin on the case! Watch the Swiss Rocket Man, François Gissy, as he sets a new World...

2 weeks ago
5,331

Did you get closer to nature this weekend? I bet you didn't go as wild as these guys did on their African downhill adventure; mountains, giraffes, sand dunes a...

2 weeks ago
2,619

They said it couldn't be done! Those words have caused a lot of trips to the emergency room, but have also produced some of the best two wheeled moments around...

1 week ago
2,584

You think you go big? You haven't seen anything yet! Check it out as Robbie Maddison rips up #Utah #Olympic Park, shredding the #bobsleigh run and launching hi...

2 weeks ago
1,840

Combine a BMX Pro, a bike park, belt drive and a fat bike and you end up with one amazing edit. It seems the momentum of the fat bike can't be stopped! Swap th...

2 weeks ago
1,746
Mountain Bike Magazine Online and Free

IMB is a free international online mountain bike magazine that focuses on all aspects of mountain bike. It is published every 2 months and is completely free to read. This free online mountain bike magazine is the most successful online mountain bike magazine of its kind. With readers in over 150 countries round the world it is the only mountain bike magazine to achieve a true global status.

Each free issue of IMB comes packed full of articles about the sport of mountain bike. Regular features include our very popular video technique section with moves for beginners intermediates and experts alike. Add to that a mix of mountain bike news, travel and interviews from around the globe and you have everything you will ever need to keep you up to date with mountain bike.

IMB is the world's number one online mountain bike magazine. IMB is FREE to read and published 6 times a year by Next Element Ltd.

Total Page Flicks 101,643,363
TOP