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Wichman creates new Rose Vaujany team

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Rose Vaujany team bike testing

Rose Vaujany team bike testing
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A Rose four cross full suspension bike

A Rose four cross full suspension bike
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Rose Vaujany bike testing in progress in Ligure

Rose Vaujany bike testing in progress in Ligure
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The Rose Vaujany team downhill bike

The Rose Vaujany team downhill bike
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The Rose Vaujany team jersey

The Rose Vaujany team jersey
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Joost Wichman has put together a new gravity pro mountain bike team called Rose Vaujany. Wichman, who won the bronze medal at the 2011 four cross world championships, combined the support of two sponsors, Germany bike brand Rose and the French village of Vaujany, located in a well known mountain bike region near Alpe d'Huez and also a host of the Mega Avalanche.

Nico Vink, Kathy Curd, and Petrik Bruekner will join Wichman on the new international team, which is focusing on downhill, four cross and enduro racing. Rose Vaujany will attend the downhill World Cups, the brand new four cross pro tour, the IXS Downhill Cups and, of course, the Mega Avalanche. In addition, the team will be present at all major European bike festivals.

Wichman, a multi-time European four cross champion and World Cup winner, will double as team manager and four cross/enduro racer.

Vink, known for his downhill skills and unique style, is aiming for top 20s at downhill World Cups.

Curd, a two time British four cross national champion, won the 2010 British Downhill National Points Series and has appeared on five World Cup podiums. She will race downhill and four cross in 2012.

Bruekner, is a regular top-10 four cross racer, but he'll also contest enduros this season.

The Rose Vaujany team will be riding the Rose Beef Cake downhill bike, the Uncle Jimbo enduro bike and the custom made Rose four cross bike.