Giant has a long history of supporting the world’s top off-road racers, dating back to 1995. The lineage of Giant-sponsored mountain bike athletes stretches from legendary names like John Tomac to current enduro and downhill racing stars including 5-time Colombian DH champion Marcelo Gutierrez.
The team's 2015 lineup is highlighted by up-and-coming riders including the 24-year-old Gutierrez and Yoann Barelli, an emerging enduro racing talent from France. Gutierrez, whose 2014 season was highlighted by earning the coveted "King of Crankworx" title at the Crankworx Whistler event, leads the World Cup DH squad. He's joined by teenager Alex Marin, a 17-year-old Spaniard who in 2014 posted two top-five finishes in Junior Men's World Cup racing.
Barelli heads up the enduro squad, which also includes Australian Josh Carlson and American Adam Craig. Both have posted top-10 finishes in the Enduro World Series, and this year will look to improve their overall rankings in the increasingly popular series of enduro events held around the world.
Also returning to the team is American Carl Decker, five-time defending champion at the Downieville All-Mountain World Championships. From World Cup downhill to enduro and XC, this team was built to cover the entire spectrum of off-road competition.
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