Posted by Editoress on 10/9/14
The LUNA Pro Team enters its 14th season with an initiative to bring younger athletes to the program in order to assure the future success of the team. With the addition of Andrea Waldis, the Luna team now has with three athletes 21 years or younger.
The 2012 Junior World Mountain Bike Champion, Andrea Waldis, of Morschach, Switzerland, has joined the LUNA Pro Team for the next two years. Waldis is 20 years old and, in addition to winning a World Championship, is also the winner of two U-23 World Cup races as a first year U-23 athlete. Andrea's focus for 2015 will be the UCI XC World Cup, also racing in select US events, as well as the European, Swiss and World Championships.
Andrea, who speaks three languages (German, English and French), had this to say: "At the age of nine years old I entered my first mountain bike race. Since then this sport fascinates me! I have celebrated some big successes. The highlight of my young career was the junior world champion title in 2012. My goal is to become a top elite rider. The Luna Pro Team will give me a unique and supportive opportunity. I am really excited for the upcoming season with LUNA!"
The 2015 team will focus on defending its elite world championship title along with regaining its overall World Cup titles in both the individual and team classifications. Our younger athletes will concentrate on the same titles in the U-23 category, along with their respective national championships.
Separately, we will also have a presence at several notable U.S. races including the US National Championship, the US Pro Cup, Leadville 100, Downieville Classic and others still to be determined.
The 2015 LUNA Pro Team Roster
Catharine Pendrel (Can)
Katerina Nash (Cze)
Georgia Gould (USA)
Andrea Waldis (Sui) – New Signing
Maghalie Rochette (Can)
Hannah Rae Finchamp (USA)
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