CONTINENTAL Atherton have confirmed emerging downhill cycling stars Andreas Kolb and Charlie Hatton will remain with the Machynlleth based team until at least 2026.
Along with the Atherton siblings the riders have been instrumental in the development of both Atherton Downhill Bikes and the new range of Continental tyres launched in April this year.
Kolb said: “I’m more than stoked to re-sign with the team.
"In the last two years everyone in the team became like a family member for me. And of course the bike is a big factor too. It gives me confidence in rough sections and opens up opportunities for more line choices. County Times: Gee Atherton with Charlie Hatton and Andreas Kolb. Picture: Atherton Racing. Gee Atherton with Charlie Hatton and Andreas Kolb. Picture: Atherton Racing.
"We definitely have one of the best set-ups in the circuit. Looking forward to getting together with the team again and see what’s in store for 2023 season.”
Hatton also referenced the winning formula of the Atherton Bike, Continental tires and the amazing vibes and co-operation in the pits.
“It was a no-brainer," he said. "After my best season to date, the team atmosphere, the whole bike set-up, it was an obvious choice for me to re-sign. County Times: "I’m really stoked about the up and coming years and I’m already excited to get stuck in. I’m super comfortable on this set up after years of fine tuning and testing different variations."From frame flex to tire construction a lot has gone into building the […]
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