The team expands for 2011 adding an additional Marathon specialist
While last year was the first year for the team, as soon as the season got underway, thoughts turned to 2011. Team Manager Kim Tofaute “24 hour racing is booming. As the first team specialising solely in 24 hr races we need to continue to push forward. After coming second in the 24hr racing World Championship (taking place in Germany) racing pairs in 2009, setting up a team was a logical step. Matching the accomplishment in 2010 underlined our commitment and as we move forward into 2011 we have decided to expand the team with the addition of Nadine Rieder”
The 21 year old German is no new comer to the sport, with 3 German national titles to her name. In 2008 she took the silver medal at the European Marathon Championships. For Ergon 24 her racing will include the Cross Country European Championships (U23) and the World Championships (U23) alongside 24 hour racing. “With the inclusion of the 24 hour events, I am looking forward to the new challenges next season. It is great to be a member of the team.” Nadine said about the situation.
The other team riders, Trevor Allen, Kim Tofaute and Benjamin Brochhagen complete the lineup.
The team is targeting the big 24 hour events in Europe. Racers will ride solo (Trevor) or in two man, or with another rider in mixed 4 man teams. “By adding Nadine we now have the chance to race different categories within an event. Key to this is mixed 4 man races, with a guest rider, as well as our 2 man and solo focus” Benny, responsible for the PR for the team, added.