ORBEA signs Pinkbike Academy Winner Flo Espineira
Pinkbike Academy winner sees dreams come true
If you have been following the Pinkbike Academy video series, you have seen this South American rider absolutely destroy the field. Solid riding, a professional attitude and always with a smile, Flo impressed from day 1. It came as no surprise to see her take the overall win of the Academy and realising her life long dream of becoming a full time professional mountain biker.
“Having Flo join us as part of the Orbea family for 2022 is really exciting. Those who know Flo
will tell you she is a fantastic ambassador of the sport and an even better rider. We can’t wait to
see what she can do during the 2022 season!” says Parker DeGray, North American Marketing
“We are more than happy to welcome Flo to our big family. 2022 will definitely be an exciting
year with a bunch of new ambitious projects and challenges, having such a person and rider
rowing together in the same direction could not be better” says Iñaki Ucín, Orbea’s Sponsorship
What Flo has to say about joining Orbea:
“Racing as a privateer in the EWS really marked me as an athlete. Of course I learned a bunch
about racing itself, all the preparation, the training, the professionalism; but my biggest take
away from that experience was to know who I am and what I am capable of. It put me to the test
in every way as a person, how much I can move the world to get where I wanted, how much I
believed in myself.” – Flo says about her racing career thus far.
“Keep progressing in my riding, keep competing in high levels and explore freeriding; but most important in the long term, establish myself in the world scene of mountainbiking to leave a legacy, I want to open more spaces and more opportunities for woman/latin american/queer riders; I want to use what I have and will achieve to help other riders on their journey of racing
bikes.” – Flo says about her long-term goals as a mountain biker
“I loved how horizontal the work environment is, and the crew of people working on the
production lines, painting lines and the offices. I had a really good time in the HQ hanging out
with part of the marketing team, doing the tour down the painting line and the production
process. It felt like home” saysFlo about the Mallabia, Spain facilities during a visit in December.
As a whole, we are beyond excited to welcome Flo to the Orbea family and know that she is just
getting started in creating a long-lasting legacy in mountain biking. With her racing talent and
content creation skills we aim to work together on video projects and some other surprises to
Keep an eye on this girl for the upcoming season to see what unfolds!