Former world champion Eric Carter (and builder of the Mountain Bike Action pump track
) has just been tapped to manage Specialized's World Cup downhill team. We spoke to E.C. and the man is stoked (but honestly, he is always stoked). Here is what he had to say...
"It is an honor to be asked to lead the charge of such a prestigious race program as Specialized. The company's desire to achieve big things starts at the top, and that was very apparent when I visited them for the first time. With the resources available and the riders and staff that we are assembling I am excited to see what the future holds. My focus is to provide leadership, knowledge and advice to the riders as well as creating an atmosphere that both helps our team achieve their goals and shines some light on how much fun we can have at Specialized while we do it."
E.C. is no stranger to racing on the Wold Cup level. He brings a lot of hard-learned experience to the Specialized effort.