Young, talented and dedicated to his sport, at only 20 years old, Faustin FIGARET displays a quite impressive level of professionalism. His 2013 international results (14th in Vallnord and 26th in the World Cup overall ranking) are the proof he still has a big progression margin.
For these reasons, COMMENCAL decided to support him for the next two seasons and believes in him more than ever.
Welcome to COMMENCAL Faustin FIGARET!
Here are a few words from those concerned:
- So Faustin, are you stoked on that?
“Yes, I’m very happy to have signed with COMMENCAL. I have received a warm welcome, I’m feeling good in this family atmosphere and I’m stoked on what the staff is providing!”
- After some riding with your new rig, how are you feeling?
“I’m feeling very comfortable on it, the bike is very good at everything and performs great! I still need to work on a couple of settings to start off the season with a WARRIOR MACHINE!”
- How is your 2014 preparation going on?
“I’m working really hard with 2F Sports and I’m already feeling the difference. Everything is planned so that the upcoming season goes well. I’m feeling confident and can’t wait for the first races to start!”
A few words from the Boss:
- Max COMMENCAL, why choosing Faustin FIGARET?
“I was always willing to win races, everyone knows that, while finding out and helping new talents. Faustin is still very young and finishing in 14th in Vallnord last summer foreshadows a bright future. In addition to that, Faustin is a very conscientious, hard-working boy, which makes us believe he can fulfill his dreams and ours.”
- Last year, Remi THIRION won his first World Cup in Vallnord on a COMMENCAL bike. We can only wish him the same future, can’t we?
“No doubt that with the Riding Addictions and especially Remi THIRION, they will know how to motivate themselves altogether to face the big teams in the competitions where the level keeps increasing gradually.”
- Will COMMENCAL be stronger than ever for 2014?
“All our riders can count on us to get things done and provide the gear they need to perform. Our partnership with BOS is getting bigger and bigger. We are about to live an incredible adventure!”
Remi THIRION also comments Faustin’s arrival:
“Faustin is a young rider who wasn’t necessarily on the first spots when he started racing downhill, but he persisted and found what was missing him over the season. He worked hard to improve his fitness. Regarding of that, there’s no secret; I went over that too. He has good riding skills so I think he can do very well.”
With 12 Bluegrass riders competing in the 2013 UCI Mountain Bike DH World Cup, our motto Combat Ready / Race Proven has never been so true.
We would like to say a big thank you to all the members of the Bluegrass Factory Development DH Team for taking such an active part in the testing and development of our product range.
From Australia: Tracey Hannah.
From Canada Holly Feniak.
From the UK : Lewis Buchanan, Fraser McGlone, Drew Carters, Bernard Kerr and Joe Connell.
From Switzerland: Miriam Ruchti, Joel Andrey and Lars Peyer.
From France: Fabien Cousinié and Guillaume Cauvin.
And if you wonder why this year our recap is not black and white as last year, you'll soon find out...;-)
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