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Following in the footsteps of the very successful Commencal / Riding Addiction DH race team, Commencal is now officially into Enduro as well! Famous French racing couple Cécile and Cédric Ravanel have been given control over the new Commencal Enduro team, which also includes fast Frenchie Nico Quere (who was already a Commencal supported rider).

Photo by Commencal.

Max Commencal comments: "We’ve been loving enduro for more than 20 years! It all started with the first Megavalanche in the 90’s, we were partners with Georges Edwards then, the famous organizer. It is a real story of passion that binds us with this sport. With the Enduro World Series, this sport definitely became more professional, so it was important to us to be present with a perfectly organized structure.

We were naturally attracted to Cécile and Cédric as a team, because they are looking for a long-term partnership, and so are we. I also really appreciated Cécile’s victory at the Whistler Enduro World Series round. It is a place I love, and winning there is a sign of true talent! There is also the fact that Cécile and Cédric are really close to Nico Quere (they coach him). Together, they will form a great team. I am really happy about this new partnership, which has already been planned for 3 years."

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Said Cécile and Cédric Ravanel: "We’ve always appreciated Commencal as a brand, and Max’s project is very interesting. What they did with the DH Team Riding Addiction is an example to follow, and trying to do the same thing in enduro is definitely tempting. It is a very exciting project!

We also gave the new META AM V4 a try after seeing Nico Quere riding it at the end of the season - Nico is impressive! After just a few turns of the wheel, you feel really confident. It is a comfortable bike, you feel like playing with it, not touching the brakes. It is playful, you feel good on it, and it will be a perfect weapon for our sport!"

The structure of Commencal Enduro will consist of:

  • Cécile RAVANEL, winner of the Whistler EWS round and 3rd in the EWS 2014 overall classification (Elite Women)
  • Cédric RAVANEL, Team manager, 35th in the EWS 2014 overall classification (Elite Men)
  • Nico QUERE, 4th at the MEGAVALANCHE de l’Alpe d’Huez and 2nd of the Mega in l’Ile de la Réunion, Vallnord Enduro Winner
  • Gatien PERNET, 3rd in the Whistler EWS round (Junior)
  • Mathieu RUFFRAY, Enduro Roc Enduro winner  (Junior)

Team partners: American Classic, Marzocchi, Hutchinson, KS, Kenny, Urge, Northwave, Tioga, E13, T9 Boeshield

Technical partners: Effetto Mariposa, Formula, Pulse Session, Clif Bar, HT, G-Form, A2Z, Aerozine, SB3, Progrip

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