What is your role in the team?
My role is to direct the team and to put all of the personnel together. I was lucky to be able to race downhill for 20 years and then get to be part of the development as well. Using my experience, I’m excited about putting the right people and the right structure together to bring our bike and our riders up on the podium.
How will having the team and their feedback improve Canyon bike development?
I definitely believe that downhill is the formula one of bike racing and that more generally racing is the best method for developing the bike and the brand. Being at the top of the World Cup circuit with our bike will definitely raise the bar for the performance and technology of the product and hopefully bring us to a new level!
What are your goals for 2017?
The goal is to bring every rider on the team to their highest possible potential and we definitely hope that that ends up being at the top.