Monday, February 6, 2017 — Monday 6th February, 2017, Poole, UK – Muc-Off, the bike care specialist brand, and FMD Racing, the international downhill mountain bike team, today announce their partnership for the 2017 UCI World Cup Series season.
Professional riders Tahnee Seagrave, Kaos Seagrave and Joe Parfitt will all benefit from the Poole-based company’s wide range of bicycle maintenance products, including its pink Nano Tech Bike Cleaner, Bike Protect and C3 Ceramic lubricants.
With a long history of sponsoring mountain bike athletes and teams, it’s was a natural decision for Muc-Off to look at partnering with up and coming talent that is taking the world by storm.
Elliot Withers, Athlete Manager at Muc-Off, said:
We are super excited to be sponsoring FMD racing this year. The guys are having a meteoric rise to the very top of the downhill scene and it’s great that they’ll be using Muc-Off all along the way. We’ll be working closely with the Tahnee, Kaos, Joe and Tony over the next 12 months to make sure they’re bikes are ready for any challenge thrown at them.
21-year-old Tahnee Seagrave, who rides a Transition TR500, will be hoping to build on her impressive record from 2016, which saw her finish 2nd at three UCI World Cup races in 2016 behind the formidable Rachel Atherton.
Tony Seagrave, Team Manager of FMD Racing, said:
I could not be happier. Since the early days running X-Lite, the guys at Muc-Off have provided innovative solutions for the cycling industry. A young team racing across the globe knowing they are clean, protected and lubricated by the best is just what the doctor ordered.
Formed in 2009, FMD Racing began international racing in 2012 and has since taken home three junior World Cup wins, a junior WC overall title and a Junior World Championship Gold.
Muc-Off currently sponsors other mountain bike athletes such as Trek Factory Racing, Danny MacAskill and Canyon Factory Downhill.