Swiss bike brand BMC welcomes Pauline Ferrand-Prévot- arguably one of the greatest all round cyclists ever – to the team.
Pauline Ferrand-Prévot was the first ever cyclist to simultaneously hold the World road, World cyclo-cross and World cross-country mountain bike titles, back in 2015. Since then she’s continued to dominate the XCO world at the same time as continuing to compete at a level in road and CX that one their own would be considered successful.
After three years at Canyon-SRAM, Ferrand-Prévot has moved to team Absolut-Absalon-BMC, started by hugely successful XCO rider Julien Absalon – who is also Ferrand-Prévot’s partner.
The official BMC press release reads:
BMC is proud to announce that current XCO World Champion and cycling legend Pauline Ferrand-Prevot has chosen the Absolute Absalon – BMC Team to continue her impressive sporting career and further her pursuit of Olympic Games Gold, the only title missing from her incredible palmares.
“We are all very happy and excited here at BMC to be welcoming Pauline to our family” said David Zurcher, CEO of BMC Switzerland. “Like most of us, I knew the amazing athlete but I recently discovered a wonderful and inspiring person. Pauline is still young but an icon of the sport already and I am very proud she chose BMC for the next chapter of her career. In our continuous quest for excellence, this new step for the Absolute Absalon – BMC Team feels very natural and we look forward to watching Pauline racing our bikes at the very front of the women’s field.”
With the current wave of talent in the Women’s XCO field and the thrilling racing this produces. BMC’s new partnership with one of the biggest talents in cycling, not just women’s cycling, allows us to be at the forefront of this exciting discipline.
“I am really excited to be riding BMC, a brand with an envied racing pedigree and a Swiss excellence I find very inspiring.” said the multiple World Champion . “I have been riding the Fourstroke for a few weeks now and I loved it from day one. I don’t want to ride anything else. I feel great on it, full of confidence and I can’t wait to be pushing it to the limit in racing.”
Pauline Ferrand-Prevot will ride the double World Title winning Fourstroke as well as the Twostroke, BMC’s new generation hardtail, launched in 2020:
Eschewing the chase for enduro glory, BMC’s focus has stayed firmly on road, cyclocross and XC riding – the only ‘all-mountain’ bike in their line up is an eBike. Pauline Ferrand-Prévot has a significant fan base across cycle disciplines, and her addition to the team roster will likely bring the brand plenty of new attention – as well more trophies for the cabinet.
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