GT Bicycles have announced new additions to the 2009 GT mountain bike team. The line-up will continue to be gravity-focused, adding Eric Carter, Mick Hannah and Andrew Cho to the GT roster.
Mountain-bike legend Eric Carter, dubbed “EC”, is no stranger to standing at the top of the race podium and has collected his fair share of titles and wins over the years. EC has one World Cup Championship title, two Overall World Cup Championship Titles and 11 National Championship wins– most recently winning his 11th National Dual Slalom Championship title in 2008.
After his one-year leave from racing in 2008, Mick Hannah’s return will be turning heads during the 2009 season. In 2006, Mick won the World Cup race in Vigo, Spain, and in 2007 he took seventh overall in the 2007 World Cup Series.
Andrew Cho thrives on big jumps, gaps, Red Bull events and making freeride videos. In his hometown of Whistler, British Columbia, Andrew can be seen getting rowdy in the MTB parks and will help to provide valuable product feedback for the GT brand.
“GT’s race legacy has been built on developing innovative products by leveraging pro athletes and incorporating them in product testing and development,” said Bruno Maier, executive vice president of marketing for the Cannondale Sports Group. “With the new GT team riders, we will be able to get vital feedback and incorporate it into current and future platforms.”
The 2009 GT Mountain Bike Team includes:
Marc Beaumont (DH)
Kevin Aiello (DH)
Roger Rinderknecht (4X/BMX Race)
Luke Madill (4X/BMX Race)
Eric Carter – DS, 4X, DH
Mick Hannah – DH