British gravity racer Tracy Moseley has signed a two-year contract to race for the new 2009 Trek DH team, it was confirmed today by team director Martin Whiteley.
"I am really excited to have this great opportunity to ride on a new exciting bike from 2009, and with a great team around me to give me all the support I'll need to further improve," Moseley said. "I'm also really happy to have two great guys to ride with as I believe that is really important for my ongoing development as a racer. These three things combined, the new bike, the team support and my teammates, will make a big difference to me."
The 29-year-old Worcester native raced for Volvo-Cannondale and Kona. She is a multiple British downhill champion and UCI World Cup winner. Her best season to date was 2006, where she took silver at the International cycling Union (UCI) World Downhill Mountain Bike Championships in Rotorua, New Zealand after winning the season-long World Cup series competition. She won three World Cup races in 2006, plus the Sea Otter Classic in California.
"Tracy's 2009 schedule focuses completely towards the UCI World Cup and World Championships," Whiteley told BikeRadar.com Monday. "There are other events that we will add to that as we work through our schedules with each athlete. This will be tightened up over winter.
"Tracy is an extraordinary talent and has many years experience already," he added. "She will bring maturity to her younger team mates, and also bring very valuable points to the team in our quest to be UCI Number 1. With many of the tracks next year being very physical and not just gravity fed, her reknowned fitness will play a major role."
Whiteley is also the agent for multiple World Cup and World Champion Greg Minnaar, now racing for the Santa Cruz Syndicate. All the Trek athletes are contracted to race for his 23 Degrees Sports management firm. Moseley joins New Zealander Justin Leov and South African Andrew Neethling, cross-country teammates Lukas and Mathias Flueckiger from Switzerland, and compatriot Liam Killeen, formerly of Team Specialized.
Vallnord DHI track with Tracy Moseley