Giant is stopping their XC Team! One of the biggest bike manufactures in the World are not in the best bike sport. If they quit LIV too they are stupid. Ranked 1st with Neff, 6th with Wloczszowska and 18th with Ferrand Prevot.
But the sadest thing is with the men. Fabian Giger ranked number 3 and Emil Lindgren 9th, Heyden U23 World Champion! That’s what I call a top team. Giger seems to have found a new team, Lindgren doesn’t 😦
Looking at the ranking Women elite got many different teams, looking at men it looks like this:
3. Giant (gone)
9. Giant (gone)
11. Giant (gone)
19. Cannondale (for 2015)
Missing here is Specialized! Best rider from them is Yamamoto at 26th, they should sign a fast rider like Matthias Wengelin and get up in the ranking.
Another team missing is Bianchi with Gerhard Kerschbaumer that rode really good in the end of the season.
So the big question is: Which team should sign Emil Lindgren???