World Cup champion Aaron Gwin to continue DH dominance aboard Trek
Trek World Racing, American downhill phenomenon Aaron Gwin, and Trek Bicycle have extended their highly successful racing partnership for another three years. The agreement will ensure that the back-to-back World Cup champion will pilot his carbon fiber Trek Session 9.9 through 2015 as he continues to raise the bar at the highest level of competition. From World Championships to World Cup overall victories, Trek World Racing has built a powerful program for both cross-country and downhill riders in its short history.
“I’m honored to continue my relationship with Trek Bicycles, and the Trek World Racing program,” said Aaron Gwin. “Their support has been a key part of my success over the last 2 years, and they’ve given me all the tools I need to reach my goals. I'm excited for the years ahead, and looking forward to further developing the Trek brand.”
Gwin’s ascent to the top of downhill racing is the stuff of legends, and his work ethic and focus have changed the landscape of downhill racing. After joining TrekWorld Racing at the beginning of 2011, Gwin took his first professional win at the season’s opening World Cup event and carried the momentum through the series, taking five of the seven events in bold fashion, a first for male downhillers. His dominance continued in 2012, with four victories locking up his overall championship before the final round. After two seasons that have rocked the DH landscape, Trek and Gwin have their sights set on continuing to re-write the record books.
Since its inception in 2009, Trek World Racing, managed by Martin Whiteley, has shown a keen eye for empowering up-and-coming riders to make that final step onto the podium. From Tracy Moseley’s World Cup and World Championship victories, Matthias Flueckiger’s U23 World Championship, and Anton Cooper’s perfect run in this year’s junior XC World Cup, the team thrives on developing and fostering talented riders.
"I am really excited to extend our partnership with Trek World Racing, Aaron Gwin, and team manager Martin Whiteley,” said Trek VP of Product Development Joe Vadeboncoeur. “While continuing to dominate DH racing is still a big part of the plan, one of the huge benefits of our relationship with the team is that it holds vast opportunities for developing even better bikes for riders across the globe."