XMS Devinci World Cup Team
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Devinci and their Spanish Distributor XMS Racing Import are proud to announce their new World Cup Downhill team. Devinci and XMS have teamed up to form a solid formation with some of the best European riders. The team will be covering the World Cup circuit, the Maxxis Cup and many other international races. The team launch took place in La Fenasosa Bike Park (Spain) one of the hot spots in Europe renowned for their downhill and free ride trails. The team took the opportunity to extensively test their new bikes and essential components like their custom made BOS rear shocks and trying out different settings and fine tuning all elements for the imminent season start.
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Pasqual Canals (5th position at the 2007 World Championships in Fort William, 2nd position at the 2007 European Elite DH Championship and the Spanish rider with the best overall World Cup ranking in 2008 with a solid 16th position)
Picture 3 (Pasqual Canal)
Toni Ferreiro (one of the European riders with highest potential and progression, fresh from placing third position at the 2008 European Juniors Championships and winning every title in Spain last season).
Xavi Cabau (DH marathon ace, winner of the Maxi Avalanche at Kielder last season, and 2nd junior overall in the Maxi Avalanche championship)
Picture 4 (Xavi Cabau)
Junior rider Javier Guijarro (former Spanish BMX champion and two times silver medalist at the Spanish Nationals).
Picture 5 (Javi Guijarro)
It didn’t take long for the team to perform at their first International event the Maxxis Cup in Gouveia (Portugal) with Pasqual Canals placing fifth just a tenth of a second behind Josh Bryceland and ahead of Dan Atherton. The junior ripper Javier Guijarro took 1st and was 19th overall.
With this new addition to Andrew Mitchell signing (defending Down Hill Canadian champion) we believe that we will have some of the best racers out there to perform on our bikes. Looking forward to see them compete in the first World Cup event of the year in Pietermaritzburg South Africa.
source: David Régnier-Bourque