Race Face Components announced that it signed free-rider Paul Basagoitia to its pro team through December 2009.
“As one of Paul’s first sponsors in the mountain bike industry, we’ve had a long association with him and have seen him progress into one of the sport’s premiere athletes." says Race Face president, Craig Pollack. "We’re all looking forward to see what the future holds for Paul over the next few years and are very excited to be there to support him with a line of gear that has proven to be capable of withstanding his crazy riding style.”
Race Face originally signed Paul in Aug 2004, right after winning Crankworx Slopestyle, the first major mountain bike competition he entered, a result he repeated in 2005. In 2006, Basogiotta won the first Red Bull District Ride event in Catania, Italy and then proceeded to win the Overall Red Bull District Ride by finishing second at the Nuremberg, Germany event. He also placed third at Adidas Slopestyle and third at Monster Park).
Basogiotta has also signed a long-term deal with the Kona Clump Team.