Châtel Mountain Cycle Team announced its 2007 roster featuring a mix of international downhill and freeride riders. The team has two divisions, one of which is a UCI mountain bike team managed by coach Stephan Girard that will go to all rounds of the World Cup and attend various enduro and downhill marathon races in Europe.
Floriane Pugin looks to continue the success she's logged on the junior circuit. In 2006, she was victorious in the Junior World Cup, she took second in the Junior World Championships, and was European Junior champion. Her teammate Emily Horridge was consistently placed on podiums in the United Kingdom all through last year and now looks to make her mark on the World Cup standings.
On the men's side, Frenchman Cyrille Kurtz, will take on World Cup and slopestyle events. He'll be joined by Esteban Deronzier, Julien Fournier, and Thibaut Vasselet.
The team has already logged its first victory on French soil at a regional downhill in the Brouilly Mounts and a cross country in Cassis while Horridge won the Midlands Winter Series in England by taking two of the three series events.
Look for the team in Vigo, Spain, at the first round of the World Cup.