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Trek World Cup team signs Moseley

By:
Dave McElwaine
Published:
December 03, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 22, 2009, 19:44 BST
Edition:
MTB news & racing round-up for December 3, 2008
Tracy Moseley celebrates a World Cup win in front of the home crowds.

Tracy Moseley celebrates a World Cup win in front of the home crowds.

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The new Trek World Cup team announced its final signing for 2009. Tracy Moseley, 29-years-old and...

The new Trek World Cup team announced its final signing for 2009. Tracy Moseley, 29-years-old and formerly of Team Kona, became the team's sixth rider. As the only female rider on the team, she joined downhillers Justin Leov and Andrew Neethling, as well as cross country racers Lukas and Mathias Flueckiger and fellow Brit and near neighbor Liam Killeen.

Moseley is one of just five downhill riders, male or female, to have won 10 or more World Cup races in their career. Her wins span from 2002 to 2008, with the two most recent victories at the rounds in Fort William, Scotland, and Canberra, Australia.

"I am really excited to have this great opportunity," said a happy Moseley. "The new bike, the team support and my teammates, will make a big difference to me. I'm also happy to have two great guys to ride with as I believe that is important for my ongoing development as a racer."

"It's a thrill for us to be able to announce Tracy in our line up," said Team Director Martin Whiteley. "We've been excited about the idea of having three downhill riders and even more so to be back in the game of women's downhill racing... . It's clear that women's World Cup racing will continue to get more competitive and exciting."

"Tracy showed everyone what she can do on the physically demanding and pedaling courses like Fort William and Canberra this past season, and looking at 2009's venues, she will be well positioned for a great season with us."

Moseley will race a Session 88 downhill bike for her new team.

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