After two incredible seasons where the history books in Men's Downhill racing have been re-written several times, UCI World Number 1, Aaron Gwin (USA) has just confirmed his recent re-signing with Trek World Racing for the next 3 years. The announcement made last night in the US during the annual Trek World show in Waterloo, Wisconsin which Aaron was attending.
The young American has scored some pretty impressive achievements since climbing aboard the Trek Session, and it's obviously a winning competition that the 2 time World cup Champion wants to continue. "I'm honored to continue my relationship with Trek Bicycles, and the Trek World Racing program. 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 Bicycles brand."
A goal that still remains for Aaron this year will be his attempt at winning the UCI World Downhill Championships in Leogang (AUT), a venue that has brought him World Cup success in the past. Then he'll head to Norway to collect the World Cup trophy and try and put in another win for the season. Team Director Martin Whiteley says – "Obviously we're thrilled to know we have Aaron back with us for a long period of time. He's a consummate professional to work with and a great inspiration to his team mates. His confidence in our staff and support means a great deal to us and we'll do all we can to support him in achieving his goals over the coming years".
Stats: - In the past 2 seasons with Trek World Racing, Aaron has won 9 of the 13 World Cup Downhill events; achieved 100% World Cup podium results, and won two World Cup overall titles. He is the first rider in the history of the sport to win 5 World Cup races in a season (2011), the first to win 4 World Cup races consecutively (2012), and the first American male ever to win the World Cup Downhill Overall title.