Posted by Editoress on 10/24/18
World Cup champion Jolanda Neff of Switzerland has joined Canada's Emily Batty at the Trek Factory Racing mountain bike team, making this the strongest women's squad in cross-country. Neff will continue to focus on the World Cup cross country circuit, but will also race select events with the new Trek Factory Racing Cyclo-cross and Trek-Segafredo road teams. Neff has raced for Kross Racing in the past few seasons.
"I'm extremely excited to join the Trek family," said Neff. "I love Trek as a brand and am passionate about their philosophy of developing strong women's programs alongside their men's teams. It's also a great pleasure that I will be able to race in MTB, CX, and road, all under the same family of teams. It has been my lifelong dream to race at the highest level on the fastest bikes across different disciplines, and I have found the perfect partner."
The team announced the re-signing of Batty in the same release, stating '[Batty] will continue to race with Trek Factory Racing in 2019 and beyond.
Emily Batty had one of the strongest seasons of her career in 2018, taking bronze at the world championships, her third national title and five World Cup podiums.
"I'm thrilled to welcome Jolanda Neff to Trek," said Batty, "and I know that we'll be able to bring the best out of each other in racing and training," said Batty. "Trek is creating an environment that's good for women athletes and good for the sport, and I'm proud that together Jolanda and I can lead the charge for the brand."
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