|2002 marks a new beginning for Team GT. |
This season we have the best pound-for-pound team with four of the most talented riders in the world. These riders are proud to be flying the GT wings around the world, winning events, and keeping GT Bicycles the #1 team in all disciplines.
Christophe Leveque, 2001 UCI World Champion and ABA Pro of the Year, joins the GT BMX Pro team for 2002. Arguably the best BMX'er ever to race, Christophe comes to the #1 BMX company, a match that just made sense. With a busy season up ahead of him, look for Christophe to once again dominate in BMX racing in 2002. Christophe is sure to show his skills at the X-Games where he was the fastest qualifier in 2001, and take on a new challenge -- Mountain Cross and Dual Slalom racing. If Christophe can catapult to the front of mountain bike racing like he did with BMX, it will be quite a show. Christophe brings his sponsors Fox Racing, Smith Eye Wear, ATI Plates and Pads, Sinister Forks, Sun Ringle, Chris King, Troy Lee Designs, and Marwi Spokes with him to Team GT.
Brian Lopes returns to the GT program in 2002. Winner of the 2001 UCI Dual World Championship and the 2001 UCI World Cup Dual Titles, Brian was a dominant force in 2001. Brian did just one BMX race in 2001, and took a huge AA Pro win at one of the biggest ABA races. Brian has more wins in the UCI World Cup and Norba series than any other male rider in the sport of mountain biking.
He has achieved many great athletic accomplishments: Athlete of the Month by the U.S. Olympic Committee, seven U.S. National titles, two World Cup titles, one UCI World Title, and Third Place at the recent AMA Supercross crossover event.
GT is proud to have one of the greatest all around athletes on Team GT. Brian brings his sponsors Fox Racing, Fox Forks, Oakley, Easton, Bell, Maxxis, Kicker, Troy Lee Designs, and THE.
Jamie Bestwick returns to the GT squad for 2002 with a lot of hardware from 2001: Gravity Games Gold Medallist in Pro Vert; BS Pro Vert title; and the CFB Pro Vert title. He also brings with him the 2002 X-Games gold medal and the 1999 Gravity Games medal in Pro Vert. Jamie had a lot of wins in 2001 until a broken elbow slowed him down and kept him from taking back the X-Games title. For 2002, GT has released a Bestwick signature line of bikes and frames. Jamie has tremendous engineering skills and lives close to the world famous Woodward Park. This makes him one of the most qualified R&D guys around to design and test a line of BMX frames.
Hans Rey, multiple Trials National and World Champion, is one of the pioneers of Trials and Extreme Mountain Biking. Through his spectacular mountain bike trials shows and adventures, Hans has made himself a name far beyond the mountain bike scene. His skills and image are constantly opening the doors to media coverage all over the world.
With four of the best riders in their sports, you will be seeing a lot of news from Team GT in 2002.
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