Hunt-sponsored CX superstar, Gosse van der Meer, has won again on his tremendous return to form following his awful knee injury sustained during the UCI World Cup CX round at Namur late last year. Formerly racing within the traditional team structure of Tarteletto-Isorex, Gosse now rides for and by himself, in a joint effort of support between Bombtrack Bicycle Co and ourselves.
Whilst we don't have a race report available (although we'll be featuring Gosse in our On The Drops real soon), we do have some amazing photography from Canyon's RADCROSS event in Koblenz on Saturday.
This week's On The Drops comes from everyone's favourite smiley climber, Maximilian Stedman. Max has had a strong start to the 2018 season, already bagging a 6th place in a (very) hard Chorley GP. Following victory in the UCI 2.2 Tour of Quanzhou Bay in December 2017, Max is clearly carrying good long-term form, so is one to watch ongoing. Speaking from personal experience, however, he's not a good rider to draft behind.
Hunt Bike Wheels is proud to announce our continued and developed partnership with Canyon Eisberg (formerly BIKE Channel Canyon) for 2018. Eisberg Wines have stepped up their sponsorship for this season, following their already-significant involvement with the team in 2017. They have replaced BIKE Channel as a title partner, following the media outlet's collapse in September.
The frameset, supplied by Bombtrack Bicycle Co, is their all-carbon Hook 3 - a CX race machine. Despite its more understated looks, it packs a heft punch thanks to its race-ready build that Gosse will be taking to the limits from January 1st. The drivetrain is the smooth and reliable SRAM Force 1×11, an absolute staple of the CX circuit, with its clutch derailleur and wide/narrow chainring working together to eliminate dropped chains.
As of 1/1/18, Hunt Bike Wheels is proud to announce that - in conjunction with Bombtrack Bicycle Co. - we will be entering the UCI Cyclocross circuit with the signing of Dutch rider, Gosse van der Meer. This is our first step into the world of professional cyclocross racing, and we're thrilled to be supporting Gosse heading into the latter half of the 2017/18 season and beyond!