Just thought we’d share some quick info about the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC World Cup Mountain Bike Team. They are having an awesome start to their season, and ascending the UCI team rankings rather quickly. It really isn’t much of a surprise, considering the amount of talent the team is made of. With riders like Van Der Ploeg winning races down under (the Austrailian National Champs and Oceanic Champs) and Klemencic and Markt killing it in Cyprus, it’s awesome to watch X-BIONIC’s ascension to the top! Check out the offical press release:
The FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC World Cup Team takes the UCI ranking by storm and attacks the leading teams
Nobody can stop the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Riders right now. They take the UCI Team Ranking by storm and move up the list in big steps. Wherever the team appears, they earn applause and respect. The great victories of Klemencic and Markt in Cyprus, Van Der Ploegs double win at the Australian National Champs and the Oceanic Champs and the podium places in Schaan and Langenlois: Every time a FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC rider takes his bike to the start, the whole team can celebrate after the race.
FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC in front of Ghost Factory Racing & Topeak Ergon Racing Team
In a very short period of time and with only a few races, the team jumped from 15th to 7th position in the UCI Team Ranking, leaving the top teams Ghost Factory Racing Team with the world number one Lisi Osl and the Topeak Ergon Racing Ream with world champs silver medallist Irina Kalentieva and marathon world champion Alban Lakata.
Attacking the leaders
The teams from position 2 to 7 are only separated by handful of UCI Point. Every single race now decides who rules the MTB world and the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC World Cup Team is ready to attack the leaders. When they stay as strong as they look now, the rivals have to try much harder to defend their ranking positions.
Perfect Bikes and passionate hard work are the keys to success
The secret of the phenomenal start into the season lies in the perfectly prepared material and the passionate attitude of all riders and staff members. With the new FELT Edict Fully, the FELT Company has built a silver bullet and the riders totally now how to control the bike. Shimano XTR, DT Swiss and Continental provide the perfect components for the harmonic package. The riders know how to get the full potential out of the bike – whatever barrier comes in their way on the track.
Moving up the individual Elite rankings
The Felt Ötztal X-BIONIC Riders for sure earned lots of individual point in the past races. Blaza Klemencic jumped from 24th to 14th position and Charly Markt moved up 30 positions to the 32nd rank – both riders are now in the middle of the close race for the Top10 positions. Especially in the men’s elite ranking, every single UCI point can change positions. Charly Markt – in the form of his life – will use every single race on his way up