Felt Bicycles is pleased to announce that mountain bike rider
Australian Darren Pokoj became the newest member of the 2008 Felt Team after recently signing a contract to ride for the team. The 21 year-old has drawn attention during various worldwide contacts over the past two years.
A young pro, Pokoj made his mark at the Nissan Qashqai Challenge in Madrid, Spain, while at the same time demonstrating his personal style including nosedive 360s also called "down under threes". Pokoj began in BMX 12 years ago and later he moved into mountain biking. He became a successful downhill and 4X rider, winning various national and international competitions in 2004 and 2005. In 2006, he also focused on freeride and slopestyle competitions. Along the way he won the slopestyle at the Red Bull Trailfox, becoming the "Vienna Air King," and later placed fifth at the Adidas Slopestyle and sixth at the Red Bull District Ride in Italy - even with a broken ankle!
The young rider has been off enjoying the down-under summer on the Gold Coast of Australia and beginning this month, he will head to Europe to target the major international contests.
Pokoj joins other Felt team members including German Joscha Forstreuter and American Cam Zink.