Announcement: New Riders for Cannondale’s Enduro Team
Cannondale is getting rowdy on the Mountain team in 2021. Top 20 EWS and 2-time King of Crankworx Mitch Ropelato and Pro Grt breakout star and National Enduro contender Kera Linn are the two new faces of the Cannondale Mountain family. Kera turned heads with top wins in 2020 when she wasn’t ripping around her epic home trails in Utah. In 2021, she has her eyes set on the EWS. As one of our favorites on the scene today, we all know on this email thread that Mitch needs no intro. Cannondale is beyond stoked to have these 2 join!
- Mitch Ropelato:
- Highlights: Top 20 EWS, 1st 2020 Big Mountain Enduro #2, US Enduro National Champion 2017, and Enduro World Series podium contender. (Ropelato has also won numerous national titles in a variety of disciplines in the U.S, including Enduro, Dual Slalom and Mountain Cross. He’s also been the King of Crankworx at Whistler, and is a multi-time champion of the Sea Otter Dual Slalom event, winning the Pro Men’s title in 2017, 2018 and 2019.)
“I’m super excited to be a part of Cannondale as its heritage runs deep in the mountain bike world, and a lot of great athletes I looked up to rode for Cannondale. My goal for this year is to suck less than I sucked the year before.”
- Kera Linn:
- A former collegiate athlete making her way into elite racing in enduro
- #3 at 2020 USA National DH Series #1, Top 10 at 2020 Big Mountain Enduro #1
- She will target enduro and EWS events in 2021
“I’m excited to be a part of a brand that makes amazing bikes and has so many of the top athletes, in different disciplines. I look forward to rep’ing Cannondale in 2021 and kitting up to race the global enduro scene.”
Travis Tomczak (Cannondale Global Marketing Manager, Mountain):
“If it ain’t fun, it’s probably not worth doing it. So, naturally, we felt if we are going to elevate Cannondale in the enduro scene we should add two riders who are going to have as much fun as we do. We could say so many great things about Kera and Mitch joining the Cannondale family, but we’ll just let their smiles share their good time’s approach to the sport and let their riding do the talking.”
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