enough to merit international travel to the sport’s most important events. Cullinan’s turn to mountain biking came in 1990, when Craig “Stikman” Glaspell, who raced cross country and worked at the Bicycle Center in Redondo Beach, California, suggested that he give it a try.
SRAM, in partnership with Troy Lee Designs, announced today the formation of its own mountain-bike team for the 2014 season. The Chicago-based bicycle component manufacturer has had a longstanding tradition of supporting racing, from grass-roots contests through the World Cup level, and currently provides product sponsorship and technical assistance to 27 teams and 100 professional athletes around the globe. Now, the company will also fly its own colors in local, national and World Cup competition.
Hi Bryan, you are riding this year for Troy Lee Designs Bike France, could you please introduce yourself?
My name is Bryan Regnier, I am 26 years old and I'm a professional rider for YT Industries competing in the 2014 Enduro World Series. I was motocross rider before, and I started my MTB career 3 years ago with Cedric Gracia in The Brigade.
It is official. Eric Carter will lead the Specialized Gravity team that includes Aaron Gwin, Troy Brosnan and Mitch Ropelato. Carter was up at Specialized's headquarters in Morgan Hill, California, to interview for the position, ride with the boys there and to begin to sort out the details for what should be a wild season of World Cup downhill racing. The former National and World Champion is well respected for his work ethic, his ability to analyze race courses and riding technique, and most of all, for his unshakable pleasant demeanor. Carter fills the slot left by Specialized Mad Catz team manager Sean Heimdal who recently resigned. We caught up with Eric at the airport on his way home for this exclusive interview.