2016. The Year That Was…

This year OMX Pro Team have once again grown as a team and further established ourselves amongst the best teams in the World. We finish the year with a UCI World Ranking of 12th, our best ever, and we wrap up the season with some of the strongest results we have ever achieved:

 

In 2016 we recorded our highest Elite World Cup placing with Annie Last’s 17th place in Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada; Martin stormed to victory in the HC category race in Istanbul; after years of trying, we secured an overall British XC National Series title with a fine season of domestic racing from Isla Short; Mariske Strauss and Cherie Vale were unstoppable in South Africa and finished the season in amazing style with seven wins from seven stages at the Cape Pioneer Trek; and finally, the cherry on top of the cake, we made it to an Olympic Games as Shlomi Haimy lined up and took on the World in Rio.

Each member of the team has worked tirelessly to achieve these results, with unwavering passion, some blood, a lot of sweat and a few tears (but mostly smiles) along the way! OMX is still a small team in many respects, but we have pulled together to make big things happen.

 

The journey from a local team of friends in South East England to the number one team in the World continues. We are dedicated to make the dream come true, and we are very excited to push forward into 2017 with great memories from a successful 2016.

 

A big, heartfelt thank you to everyone who has been a part of the journey and supported us through the year.

News on our 2017 roster will be revealed soon. Watch this space!

Farewell, Cherie

After two great seasons together we part ways with Cherie Redecker (née Vale)  in 2017.
Cherie came to OMX Pro Team as a newbie professional at the very start of her cycling career, and leaves as a well-developed and well-rounded rider who has proven herself on the World stage. Cherie’s positivity and drive has been an inspiration to many who have watched her progress over the last two years, and we are incredibly proud and humbled by what she has achieved. Cherie has been a stage-race winner, a National Champion and always the source of a warm smile and a great conversation.
All smiles at the finish line of the 2016 La Bresse World Cup, with Team Manager Paul.

All smiles at the finish line of the 2016 La Bresse World Cup, with Team Manager Paul.

One of the only times Cherie was not smiling! She really does know how to suffer.

One of the only times Cherie was not smiling! She really does know how to suffer.

Cherie, thank you for all you have brought the team, and we wish you all the luck in the future as you move from South Africa to Germany and begin a new chapter in your life.
Good luck, Cherie.

Good luck, Cherie.

Shalom, Shlomi

After two fun and highly successful years with OMX Pro Team we say a sad goodbye to Shlomi Haimy.
Shlomi joined the team at the point when we re-branded and expanded to become a truly professional outfit with an ambitious Olympic outlook. Shlomi embodied our vision of passion and progress, and he ultimately delivered us to the start line of an Olympic Games and thus a dream come true. Along the way Shlomi brought his unique character; he is a true gentleman with a big heart and a wicked sense of humour. He made us smile and he made us proud.
A winner, and a great team mate.

A winner, and a great team mate.

 

Passionate, progressive and hugely dedicated, Shlomi is a little guy with big talent!

Passionate, progressive and hugely dedicated, Shlomi is a little guy with big talent!

We wish Shlomi the very best of luck in the future both on and off the bike.
Thank you, Shlomi.