New Team Commencal Vallnord Enduro
Commencal have officially announced the launch of their new enduro team, run by CÃ©cile and CÃ©dric Ravanel. We tested the bike they will be racing on, the META AM V4, in issue 31 and loved it, so lets hope they can pilot it to some good results in 2015.
Following our Commencal DH team (Riding Addiction), Commencal officially goes into Enduro!
The Commencal Enduro team comes to life, with the couple CÃ©cile and CÃ©dric Ravanel in charge of it!
Weâve been loving enduro for more than 20 years! It started with the first Megavlanche in the 90âs, we were partners with Georges Edwards, the famous organizer. It is a real story of passion that binds us with this sport.
With the Enduro World Series, this sport definitely got more professional, so it was important to us to be present through a perfectly organized structure.
We were naturally attracted to CÃ©cile and CÃ©dric team, because they are looking for a long-term partnership, and so do we.
I also really appreciated CÃ©cileâs victory at the Whistler Enduro World Series. It is a place I love, and winning there is a sign of true talent!
There is also the fact that CÃ©cile and CÃ©dric are really close to Nico Quere (They coach him). Together, they will form a great team.
I am really happy about this new partnership, which is already planned for 3 years. Â»
CÃ©cile and CÃ©dric RAVANEL :
Weâve liked Commencalâs brand for years, and Maxâs project is very interesting. What they did with the DH Team Riding Addiction is an example to follow, and trying to do the same thing in enduro is definitely tempting. It is a very exciting project!
We also gave a try to the META AM V4 after seeing Nico QUERE riding it at the end of the season. Nico is impressive! After the first wheel turns, you feel really confident. It is a comfy bike, you feel like playing with it, not touching the brakes. It is playful, you feel good on it, a perfect weapon for our sport!
The structure will consist of:
–Â Â Â Â Â Â CÃ©cile Ravanel, winner in Whistler and 3rd at the EWS 2014 general ranking (Elites Women)
–Â Â Â Â Â Â CÃ©dric Ravanel, Team manager 35th at EWS 2014 general ranking
–Â Â Â Â Â Â Nico Quere, 4th at Megavlanche de lâAlpe dâHuez and 2nd of the mega in lâIle de la RÃ©union, Vallnord Enduro Winner
–Â Â Â Â Â Â Gatien Pernet, 3rd at Whistler EWS (Juniors)
–Â Â Â Â Â Â Mathieu Ruffray, Enduro Roc Enduro winnerÂ (Juniors)
Other partners: American Classic, Marzocchi, Hutchinson, KS, Kenny, Urge, Northwave, Tioga, E13, T9 Boeshield
Technical partners: Effetto Mariposa, Formula, Pulse Session, Clif Bar, HT, G-Form, A2Z, Aerozine, SB3, Progrip
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