Norco Factory XC Team
2019 will mark the first year of having both our XC and DH race program under the same umbrella. Both teams will be managed and supported directly from our headquarters in Vancouver and Toronto.
XC racing has been a long-time favorite here at Norco Bicycles. No lifts or shuttles needed in this category –a bike, some dirt and the ability to suffer will make for some great racing in any case. Over the past couple of years, we saw Norco Factory team members Haley Smith and the brothers
Quinton and Peter Disera develop into the world-class athletes they are, racing on the highest competitive level possible. For the 2019 season, we are adding more power to the team, with Andrew L’Esperance and Sean Fincham, formerly competing as Forward Racing, joining the Factory squad. Together, the team will continue to push the limits of the sport on a world-cup level.
With continued support from our partners at SRAM and RockShox, Haley, Peter, Quinton and new team additions Lespy and Sean will take the Norco Revolver to new heights. We are excited to have team sponsors DT Swiss, Kenda, HT, Smith Optics and Jakroo on board, providing the team with top-of-the line wheels, rubber, pedals, helmets, glasses and race kits.
“Norco is synonymous with home. We are a family -one that pushes and supports each other to the ends of the earth. I’ve evolved as a rider alongside this family, and I’m excited to see our number officially grow this year with the addition of Sean and Lespy, as well as the amalgamation of our DH and XC sides. As a group, we are a force to be reckoned with and I expect 2019 to be a season filled with adventures of all kinds. Thanks to Norco, SRAM, Kenda, Rockshox, and all of our team sponsors for allowing us to live our dreams for another season. We couldn’t do it without you!”
– Haley Smith
“Very excited to be with the Norco Factory Team for the 2019 season. This is a very talented and motivated crew – it will be a blast both on and off the bike.”
– Peter Disera
“Super stoked to have this amazing crew of humans/friends together for the coming year with the Norco Factory Team! Each and every one of us brings something unique and uplifting to the table. Together we just keep raising the bar! Can’t wait to rock 2019!”
– Quinton Disera
“Incredibly stoked to be working with the crew at Norco Factory Team in 2019. Norco has been a huge supporter for the majority of my career and it feels great to step up to the World Cup program. The team is like a family and the support is world-class. The bikes we get to ride are super fast and super fun so what more could you want? Bring it on 2019.”
– Andrew L’Esperance
I am stoked to be a part of the Norco Factory Team for the next two seasons. I have been riding Norco Bicycles since I was a first-year junior and it is exciting to now be part of the World Cup program. The team has a great atmosphere and some of the best equipment available. I can’t wait to start racing!”
– Sean Fincham
The Norco Factory XC Team will be racing at all stops of the 2019 World Cup circuit as well as select races of the Canadian and US Nationals. With such a young, talented and ambitious team, we are more than excited to kick off the 2019 race season!
Next week, team manager Kevin Haviland and the Norco Factory XC team will be ditching the Ontario winter for the Salamina Epic stage race under the Greek sun. For results and impressions please check here.
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