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Martin Gujan to ride for Orange Monkey Pro Team in 2014
Top Swiss mountain biker Martin Gujan will ride for the UK’s number one Cross-country team in a breakthrough 2014 season for Orange Monkey Pro Team. The established professional from Switzerland will move across from TX Bianchi after spending most of his career with Cannondale Factory Racing.
Gujan, 31 years old, is at his peak in a career that has already seen him become one of the best riders in the most competitive XC mountain bike country in the world.
In 2009 it was only Florian Vogel that stopped Gujan - one of the nice guys of the sport - reaching his dream of Swiss Champion, beating the likes of Nino Schurter, Christoph Sauser & Ralph Naef in the process. That same year Martin recorded his highest finish in a World Championships with a 13th position in Australia.
Fast-forward to 2013 and Gujan showed glimpses of what he is capable of, leading the Canadian World Cup for the first lap and finishing 3rd at the Chinese Invitational in Guiyang.
Martin had this to say on the move: “I'm very happy to be a part of the team and looking forward to the season. I'm sure that I can reach my goals with the support of the team and hope that the whole team can step to the next level.”
For Orange Monkey Pro Team this will be yet another step forwards showing their intentions to break into the Elite Mountain Bike teams in the world. Team manager, Paul Beales commented: “Signing Martin is another positive step towards reaching our goals and we envisage the signing to have an excellent impact on both team profile as well as developing the younger riders on the team.
Orange Monkey Pro Team have lived through 10 years (4 as a professional outfit) without a Title Sponsor and we hope that with this signing and the incredibly strong team and brand that we have developed we can now find the Title Sponsor we need to push on”.
Martin will now fly to South Africa to finish preparations for the season before the first World Cup in Pietermaritzburg.
18:34:00 21.01.2014 von Martin Gujan