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WTB x Pivot Endurance Off-Road Team

Pivot Cycles, in partnership with WTB, is excited to announce the formation of the WTB x Pivot Endurance Off-Road Team.

Building upon the accomplishments of this talented group of riders, both brands are excited to hammer into the world of endurance off-road racing with the promising new talent of Eric Brunner, Madelyn Roberson and Scott Funston. This newest addition to the exciting and dynamic world of gravel racing brings the throughline beliefs of Pivot and WTB to a plethora of races with these 3 talented riders.

“This team was founded on some simple, but very important values, and that’s supporting the next generation of racers in their development and doing our best to let those racers focus on one thing, racing.” – Grant Holicky, Team Coach

The team will compete in a mixture of events between gravel, XC and cyclocross. Managed by longtime coach Grant Holicky, the team will be racing towards the podium at the Singletrack Series, the Lifetime Series, and World Cup events. The team will be managed by longtime coach, Grant Holicky, with full support from Pivot Cycles, WTB, Shimano and Fox.

“Having developed category-leading products in recent years, we’re excited to support a team of highly talented athletes who will put our products to the test and shine a light on how WTB deserves a spot at the pinnacle of competition. We are incredibly proud to partner with these riders and staff to help them achieve big results.” – Johs. Huseby, OEM Sales Director

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The Equipment

The WTB x Pivot Endurance Off-Road Team will be laying down the watts on the race-focused Pivot Vault for all gravel events throughout the season, while endurance mountain bike races will have them aboard Pivot’s full-suspension Mach 4 SL or LES SL hardtail. 

The Riders

Madelyn Roberson

Originally a southern girl, Madelyn Roberson now rides out of Durango, Colorado where she is taking a break from school to race bikes professionally. Taking an impressive 3rd place at the U23 Fayetteville, AR US Pro Cup, Madelyn looks to test herself in 2023 in the disciplines of gravel, endurance mountain bike and cyclocross.  

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Eric Brunner

Eric hails from Boulder, Colorado where he attended the University of Colorado before delving into his career as a rider, team owner and cycling coach. He also part-times as the team’s mechanic if that duty calls. 2021 & 2022 Pan-America Cyclocross champion, Eric is bringing his experience and determination to the Lifetime Grand Prix circuit in 2023 

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Scott Funston

Scott is a professional cyclist based in Boulder, Colorado. Originally from Western Washington, Scott moved to Colorado for school, and to race collegiately at Colorado Mesa University. A U23 Cyclocross National Champion, he looks to cut his teeth in the endurance mountain bike and gravel racing disciplines in 2023.  

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