Maddie Munro capitalizes on her bronze medal performance at the 2020 Cyclocross Worlds in Switzerland to join Jolanda Neff, Evie Richards and Hattie Harndon on the new look TFR CX squad. She graduates from a successful junior career racing for the Boulder Junior Cycling squad.
Munro’s primary focus with the TFR squad will be cyclocross but according to Trek she will toe the line at some MTB events as well.
“For the upcoming CX season, since I will be a first year U23 my main goal is to obtain as much World Cup level racing experience as possible and continuing to improve my skills on the CX bike, ” Munro said. “I have some goals in the U-23 World Cup for XC as well, so this year is all about learning, and getting my foot in the door.”
New team member Hattie Harndon, who is part of the Trek off-road collective as a member of the TFR Enduro squad will also race cyclocross and bolster the team’s strength in the U23 field.
Here is the full statement from Trek and a sneak peak at the new cyclocross specific team kits:
|(Waterloo, WI) – Trek Bikes and its Trek Factory Racing CX team is pleased to launch the racing program for the coming season. The team will continue to be the home of tested talent on existing Trek Factory Racing programs such as Jolanda Neff, Evie Richards, and Hattie Harnden. Joining the team and the broader Trek family will be the talented Maddie Munro from Colorado in the United States. Together, this team will tackle a busy European schedule of races.|
Maddie Munro joins the team after an incredible finish to her Junior career, taking third place at World Championships. Now, the talented rider from Boulder, Colorado is looking towards her first year in the U-23 category. For Maddie, gaining experience is the name of the game. “For the upcoming CX season, since I will be a first year U23 my main goal is to obtain as much World Cup level racing experience as possible and continuing to improve my skills on the CX bike.”
Jolanda Neff comes into the CX season directly after key XC races, and looks to build up as much racing as she can prior to the new Olympic year. “I would love to race the full CX season, as I think it’s a unique opportunity with a late start to mountain bike racing this year,” says Jolanda.
British riders Evie Richards and Hattie Harnden will also take on numerous cross events this year, looking to continue their season and keep the fitness high. “I’m super excited for this cross season,” says Richards. “It will be so nice to get back racing and get that cross adrenaline going again with some amazing ladies! My main aims this season is commit to doing more cross races, to sharpen up on some of my cross skills and enjoy rolling around in lots of mud!”
Along with a new look for 2020 and 2021, Trek Factory Racing CX welcomes returning technical partners SRAM for drivetrain and braking, 100% for optics and gloves, and Santini for clothing. Bontrager will supply helmets, shoes, and wheels mounted with Challenge tires.