Ladies first! US-American Teal Stetson-Lee lives and breathes her passion for biking 150% and is considered a jackpot for EVOC. A former ski racer, Teal is among the strongest women on the professional Enduro scene. She organises events such as the “CrossReno Cyclocross Events & Music Festivals”, and is an opinion leader, advisor, motivator and entrepreneur. If there is such a thing as free time for Teal, she enjoys exploring the trails of her home turf near the gambling mecca of Reno in Nevada with her crosser or mountain bike. Teal’s extraordinary optimism and intense charisma have made her an important icon in the world of women’s biking – it’s not surprising therefore that we have chosen the lively athlete as their brand ambassador. Thanks to her varied athletic experience she’s able to provide valuable input to our products.
A little less high-speed but a lot more risky – that’s how you would describe Harald Philipp’s daily business. The Via Ferratta in the Dolomite Alps has so far been his greatest challenge and an impressive demonstration of this guy’s greatest passion – bike mountaineering. Harald Philipp is convinced that you only experience the ultimate flow when you start reaching the limit of your comfort zone. To get to this stage the Tyrolean needs to explore his limits time and again – and he does that in his very own unique way! Hardly any other mountain bike rider tackles such exposed areas. Harald has already contributed his knowledge about extreme strain and his experience with exceptionally challenging situations to the development of the EVOC BIKE 2018 product highlights.
Our third new entry to the team is Thomas Genon aka Tommy G. who has been a constant among the world’s best slopestyle mountain bike riders. Coming from the BMX, downhill mountain bike and dual slalom circuit, the talented Belgian transferred his skills and tricks to slopestyle mountain biking, where he has been reaching top rankings for years. Among them are wins at the Red Bull Joyride, Crankworx and a third place in the overall ranking of the FMB World Tour 2012. When it comes to equipment Tommy G. likes to be on the safe side: “EVOC products are really reliable – when I’m on the road I know that I won’t have problems with EVOC. My current favourite is the DUFFLE BAG because it’s absolutely perfect for short trips. It’s so handy and yet I can fit everything I need in it.”
For us, the new team members are much more than just brand ambassadors. “Our athletes are not only part of a sponsoring programme, but actively support us in the development of our products. That’s why we always work with athletes who are absolute experts in their relevant discipline. And it goes without saying that they all share our passion for sports and travelling”, says Jessica Negele, Team and Marketing Manager at EVOC. “Our three new additions to the team will contribute their individual knowledge – Harald’s focus is on exposed trails which require loads of luggage and equipment, but with a backpack that should not bother him during ascents and descents. Teal is more part of the racing scene and will provide valuable feedback in the field of Enduro biking. And Thomas’ input will be particularly valuable for our CITY & TRAVEL and BIKE TRAVEL BAG products.”