Haro Bicycles announced today that it has released Australian downhiller Mick Hannah from their professional mountain bike team.
"Mick has done a great job representing Haro during the past three years he's ridden for us," said Jill Hamilton, Haro's Mountain Bike Brand Manager. "We simply chose not to match an excellent offer Mick has received from another team. All of us here at Haro certainly wish Mick all the best with his future plans."
"I have had some great years at Haro and all the staff and team have been a hugely supportive of my plans for the future," said Hannah. "I want to pass a huge thanks on to Jill Hamilton, Jim Ford, Mike Varley and Rusty for all their help and wish Haro all the best for the 2006 season."
Haro will concentrate its efforts on finding a replacement to fill the slot Hannah leaves on the gravity side of the team.
Hannah has not released the name of his new sponsor although Cannondale has been mentioned in rumors. Cannondale says it is also not ready to release news of its 2006 gravity program until all the details are final.