The Slovenian National MTB Team has reorganized its team structure. National MTB coach Luka Zele announced a new sponsorship deal with Merida as official bike supplier, as he is looking forward to a strong 2006 season and the accomplishment of the team's long-term bid to integrate at least two participants at the next Olympic Games in Beijing.
All riders of the team have committed to this goal by signing until 2008. Team members are: Nina Homovec (U23 women), Tanja Zakelj (3rd in junior women world's), Miha Solar (elite men), Luka Kodra (U23 men), Luka Homovec (junior men), Luka Mezgec (junior men) and Blaza Klemencic (European champion marathon elite women). The team manager is Primoz Strancar, who participated in the Sydney Olympics.