For 2019 Propain Bikes is running their youth development team now in the third season and redefines it together with Marcus Klausmann, to give the kids even better support. The team has been renamed to Propain Talent Factory from Propain Gravity Kids.
During the last two years, Propain’s youth development program was broadly based on a squad of 10 kids. However, Marcus Klausmann (Coach) and David Mörs (Team-Manager) wanted to focus more on racing and the individual rider development.
For 2019 they reduced the squad of the new Propain Talent Factory to six promising talents, most of which were already part of the Propain Talent Factory program. Welcomming two new riders to the team, Modibo Kanoute (GER) and Jordi Hart (UK). They became aware of Modibo when he finished 8th overall in the U17 category of the iXS Downhill Cup in his very first racing season. The fast British kid Jordi was already well known to them, as he was part of the development program in the first year, and has had some very strong results in 2018 as a privateer.
Overall the 2019 team consits of the following riders:
- Moritz Jungaberle, U13
- Felix Hug, U13
- Emil Keller, U15
- Melina Bast, U15
- Jordi Hart, U15
- Modibo Kanoute, U16
Based on their age and size they race the Yuma, Tyee Carbon or Rage Carbon.
In terms of infrastructure and support, the Propain Talent Factory works closely together with the World Cup Team and welcomes RS Farbroller, Leatt, EXT Shocks and Vee Tires as new sponsors to their portfolio. Furthermore they will continue their successful co-operations with Sixpack, Smith, Sports Nut, Motorex and Klausmann Suspension.
New on-board for video productions is André Menke. , who will follow the team during the season. Check out his first team edit above.
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