On a snowy foggy weekend in the heart of the Peak District the 2011 CNP - Orbea team launched into 2011
Riders were invited to the team headquarters giving riders a chance to catch up and meet for the first time in the case of Cameron. It gave the opportunity to collect and wear the new team Bioracer Kit for the first time, pick up a new supply of CNP products and collect their 2011 Orbea Alma.
|L to R - Darren Alexander, Oli Holmes, John Whittington, Cameron Balfour and Matt Sumpton|
The team will contest all the British Mountain bike series with John and Oli competing in the Elite category, Matt Sumpton in Junior, Darren Alexander in the hotly contested masters category and successful scholarship applicant Cameron Balfour in Youth. One rider missing was multiple national Champion Roy Hunt, who's yet to decided on his exact race calendar but will be a frequently seen at Chainreaction cycles (CRC) marathon events. To learn more about each rider head over to the rider profiles page.
All the team are looking for strong performances at the National Championships and the following weekend a team of 4 will compete for victory at the Bontrager 24-12. The team will also have a presence at the CRC marathon series.
Riders also planned to race regionally competing in the southern xc, midlands xc, nutcracker xc and Scottish XC rounds.
All the elements are in place for a great 2011 thanks to Olympic Gold medal winning bikes from Orbea, world class nutrition from CNP professional, high quality team kit from Bioracer and German engineered tyre’s from Continental.