From the team’s website:
Following on the recent announcement that Aaron Gwin has signed to Trek World Racing for the next 3 years, the team is confirming that it will focus on gravity moving forward. As Trek World Racing refocuses on gravity it will be bolstering its line-up of riders by adding another top rider. Trek World Racing will announce its remaining roster of 3 additional gravity riders later in the year. The only confirmed signing at this point is Aaron Gwin.
After 4 years of successfully racing Trek Bikes at the sharp end of the World Cup XC scene with extremely talented athletes like Lukas Flueckiger, Mathias Flueckiger, Emily Batty, Anton Cooper, Willow Rockwell and Liam Killeen, the Trek World Racing XC program will be finishing at the end of this year.
Team Director Martin Whiteley – “We are extremely grateful for having been entrusted with the development of the XC World Cup program for Trek over the past four years. With 2 World Championships, Worlds Silver and Bronze, a World Cup Title, 3 World Cup race wins and 23 World Cup podiums, we are very happy with our record. Apart from the extremely talented athletes we’ve been privileged to work with, we’d like to thank our Cross Country specific sponsors for their support of this discipline. We certainly wish our current riders all the best for the continuation of their brilliant careers.”
With Trek World Racing focusing on gravity, Trek will continue to race cross-country at the highest levels with a separate Trek XC Program under the management of Jon Rourke (current Team Director of the Subaru-Trek program).
The team website will be updated with more information throughout December and January.