British rider Katy Curd has been flying the flag for German direct-sales specialists Rose on the World Cup circuit for the past couple of years, racking up some top results in both downhill and four-cross, including five podium places.
For 2012 she’s joining the new Rose Vaujany squad, headed by Dutch four-cross legend Joost ‘the Boost’ Wichman. Also on the team, named after the French resort that’s one of its main sponsors, are Belgian downhiller Nico Vink – known for his super-loose style – and top German four-cross racer Petrik Brueckner.
They’ll be using the Rose Beef Cake for downhill duties – you can read our review of the 2011 freeride version here – the Uncle Jimbo for gravity enduro and a custom-made bike for four-cross, and will be competing in the UCI World Cup series, the new 4X Pro Tour, the iXS Downhill Cups and the Megavalanche (which entries opened for yesterday).
Rose vaujany will use the rose beef cake for downhill duties : Rose Vaujany