20 Apr 2021
To talk about Alban Lakata, or "Albanator", as he is known in the cycling world, is one of the best riders in the history of XCM. Three times crowned world champion of this modality, the Austrian returns to Andalucía Bike Race by Garmin with the chance of winning the triple crown. After victories alongside Robert Mennen in 2013 and Kristian Hynek in 2015, it is now time to team up with the Swiss rider Hansueli Stauffer. The winner of La Rioja Bike Race in 2016 and seventh in Catalunya Bike Race in 2017 will be a luxury mate for "Albanator" in his quest for the third crown.
The second couple that TEAM BULLS will present on the starting line in Jaén on May 17th will be looking for the perfect balance between youth and experience. It will be formed by the Swiss Urs Huber (35) and the German Simon Schneller (24). Five times winner of the Swiss XCM Championships, Huber is an specialist in this kind of event. Schneller, on the other hand, is one of the great promises of German mountain biking. German XCO champion in the U23 category in 2019 and third in the mens category at the German XCM Championships in 2020.
And finally, the third couple that TEAM BULLS will be competing in this Andalucía Bike Race by Garmin is the German duo Simon Stiebjahn and Martin Frey. At 31 and 27 years of age respectively, they both have important victories to their name. Simon Stiebjahn is a former U23 European XCM Champion and double German Champion in Eliminator category. As for Martin Frey, he has been twice runner-up German XCO Championships.
Two Swiss, three Germans and one Austrian to win the Andalucia Bike Race by Garmin. Anyone else?