Aaron Gwin (USA Trek World Racing), 2010 DH World Champion Tracy Moseley (GBR Trek World Racing), and Anneke Beerten (DUT Milka-Trek) all raced Trek gravity bikes to victory at the World Cup 2011 season opener in sunny South Africa this past weekend. While the Trek Session 88 carried Gwin and Moseley to the podium’s top step, Beerten’s Trek Ticket provided the edge in her Four-cross victory.
Kicking off his debut season with Trek World Racing was Aaron Gwin becoming the first American male rider to win a World Cup Downhill event since 1999. Gwin rode his team-issued Trek Session 88 to the top of the 82 member men’s field, besting his closest competition by a quarter of a second. On being the first American to win a World Cup event since the Clinton administration Gwin said, “At this point I couldn’t be happier with my new Trek Session. The bike pedals unbelievably well, and it showed on course last weekend. I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do when we get to some of the more gnarly courses coming up this season.”
Gwin’s teammate and 2010 World Champion Tracy Moseley returned to the site of her 2009 victory in style by winning the Women’s DH in her debut race in the rainbow stripes. Edging her competition by the narrowest of margins aboard her rainbow-striped Session 88, Moseley looked in mid-season form as she begins her title defense.
For Milka Trek’s Anneke Beerten, the Trek Ticket was just that as she raced to the women’s Four Cross victory. The six-time Austrian national champion is one of the leading members of the latest team added to the Trek portfolio, Milka Trek; a UCI mountain bike team comprised exclusively of European riders.