Rémi Thirion Joins Giant Factory Racing

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Teased yesterday on Giant’s Instagram with a ‘Who dis?’ video, Giant has revealed its newest big signing: Rémi Thirion.

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Giant’s website says:

A new addition to the Giant Factory Off-Road Team for 2021, Rémi broke onto the international DH scene in 2013 when he stormed to a surprise World Cup victory in the pro men’s field at Vallnord in Andorra. It was close to a home victory for the French rider who favors tracks that are steep, technical and physically demanding. In the years since that big win, Rémi has earned a reputation for pushing limits with creative lines. He has become a consistent contender in the races that count, with a number of World Cup podiums over the past few years. In the 2020 race season, which was condensed due to the global pandemic, Rémi was on top of his game, scoring a second-place finish at a World Cup in Slovenia and taking the bronze medal in the Elite Men’s DH race at the World Championships in Austria.

Back in our Team Rumours story in December, Andi said:

It was surprising and a little sad to see that Remi Thirion won’t be riding a Commencal in 2021. The French rider has been with the Andorran brand for 8 years and has been one of the most exciting riders to watch with some epic runs this past season.

It’s not yet been revealed where Remi will be headed too, but with his experience, we suspect he could be heading to a BIG brand that wants to rekindle it’s glory days.

Looks like Andi was on to something with the BIG, huh? We’ll be asking him to pick our lottery numbers.

Is he the last of the big names to announce who he’ll be racing with next year? We think so, unless we’ve missed your favourite?

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