Six riders, five countries, three continents, one team.
At Paarl Media OMX Pro Team we are incredibly excited by our six rider roster of international athletes. We have brought together experience, results, character and potential to give a dynamic team who have a genuine synergy with our sponsors and the OMX brand.
Continuing their journey with the team from 2014 are Martin Gujan – one of a generation of big Swiss stars who brings a great deal of experience and leadership – and Africa’s biggest cross-country talent and potentially the happiest bike rider you will ever meet, Mariske Strauss.
Joining the team is another South African Elite racer with a big smile and a bright future ahead of her, Cherie Vale. Cherie joins from title sponsor Paarl Media. Israeli Champion, Shlomi Haimy, expands our team into Asia and brings a very realistic Olympic ambition as well as a kind manner. Germany’s Martin Gluth is a young Elite rider with an already-impressive palmares who cements our standing in Europe with a strong fan base in Silverback’s homeland. Finally we have Britain’s Isla Short, a first year Under 23 who is small in stature but not in talent.
Paarl Media Group and Silverback bikes headline the team’s sponsors. With financial backing behind us and critically acclaimed bicycle technology beneath us, these partners give us an amazing platform to perform.
We are happy to welcome back Spiuk as our helmet and shoe sponsor after a really positive partnership in 2014. Prologo also stay with us following a fantastic relationship over past years, providing saddles and gloves. In addition we are delighted to keep our sponsorship of superb tyres from Schwalbe.
Squirt Lube SA and Zipvit nutrition are also both back on board in 2015.
We have struck up a new sponsorship deal with Cuore, a Swiss kit manufacturer, who we are looking forward to working with this year. Kit is always exciting and we can’t wait to get our hands on this top-end product from the home of precision engineering! Finally, we are really thrilled to welcome SRAM who will be supplying us with the best components out there.
Each of our sponsors sits in line with our overall vision and goals as a team; they are innovative companies, with unbridled passion, producing the best products. They are World-class.
With these riders and sponsors we are in the best position we have ever been. We have strength and depth, professionalism and enthusiasm, confidence and commitment.
We would love for you to join our journey to become the number one cross-country mountain bike team by the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Follow us on Twitter @OMXProTeam, on Instagram @omxproteam, and on Facebook as ‘Orange Monkey‘.
Together, we are OMX!