In what has been a very difficult year for everyone, rising South African mountain bike star, Luke Moir, overcame some significant odds to conclude his final year as a junior with two solid championship results and the backing of a new international bike and gear sponsor for 2021 and 2022.
In what has been a very difficult year for everyone, Moir has managed to maintain his focus putting in the time both on the tedious indoor trainer and then back on the mountain when lockdown restrictions slowly eased. This dedication shone through when Moir achieved yet another Top 10 result at the XCO World Championships, in less than ideal conditions, followed by a dominant performance in securing his eighth national mountain biking title at the SA XCO Championships held in Stellenbosch.
In achieving the accolades he has thus far, Moir has had a great network backing him from family, friends, coaches and sponsors. Time has come for Luke to make a move in his career but not without first thanking those who assisted to shape him into the athlete he is today. A huge thank you needs to be given to Silverback Bikes, South Industries Custom Carbon Rims and Leatt Protectives for all the support and fantastic product they supplied in order to assist Moir to getting to where he is today in his career.
OneMovement Sports Management are pleased to announce a new partnership for Luke Moir with Trek Bikes and Bontrager. Luke has signed a two year deal which will see him attacking the climbs and bombing the downhills at XCO events, track dependent on either the Supercaliber or Top Fuel as well as chasing the clock at Enduro races on the Slash.
The 17-year-old, who is going into Matric at SACS next year can often be seen laying down watts as he blasts up the climbs in Tokai during intervals before stylishly and effortlessly descending the downhill lines on his 100mm XCO bike.
“I’m excited for this next step in my career and to be riding Trek Bikes, with their support I believe I will be able to elevate my game to the next level through the Under-23 category. With the limited time I have spent on the Supercaliber I really love the climbing ability carrying all the stiffness of a hardtail, really looking forward to getting racing on it,” said Moir.
“We are excited to have Luke riding Trek Bikes and to be a part of the team as his professionalism and manner in which he conducts himself is what we are looking for in an athlete. He also carries a great skillset and knows how to have fun on the bike, which is Trek’s motto: Ride Bikes, Have Fun, Feel Good. We are looking forward to what the future has in store for this partnership,” said Kevin van den Broek, Trek Bikes South Africa Marketing Manager.
Alongside Trek Bikes and Bontrager, Moir continues his partnership with Red Bull and Thule. There is still so much uncertainty with regards to the pandemic and racing in the future but one thing remains constant – Moir’s focus and dedication to reach the pinnacle of the sport.
Photo credit: DN Productions
Source: OneMovement Sports Management