The Felt Ötztal X-Bionic World Cup Team is the newest mountain bike team to joint the circuit after it was introduced this week at the Eurobike. No riders were named, but he team will be ready to ride in 2010.
The new team is to be managed my Jörg Scheiderbauer of Scheiderbauer Sports GmbH of Offenburg, Germany. The team's goal is to be "one of the best mountain bike teams in the world in the coming years," he said. The team will look for top places not only in World Cup races but also in the major international events such as the European and World Championships, as well as the 2010 Olympics in London.
The team will ride on bikes provided by sponsor Felt. Ötztal Tourismus is a tourist bureau for the Ötztal area in the Austrian Alps, and X-Bionic, "the most innovative brand 2009", produces functional sports clothing.