Setting its sights on worldwide endurance mountain biking domination, Team Topeak-Ergon Racing is pleased to announce the signing of American endurance specialist, Jeremiah Bishop. Citing Bishop’s stature as one of the top athletes in the American endurance scene, the Koblenz, Germany based team expects to contend for the title of USA National Marathon Champion.
Bishop joins Alban Lakata (AUT), Kristian Hynek (CZE), Robert Mennen (GER), and Sally Bigham (UK), to form an ultra-endurance powerhouse for 2015 and pose a credible threat for podium spots at the most iconic endurance races across the planet. For Jeremiah this presents the opportunity to participate in major events outside the United States.
“This is a very exciting step for me,” notes the reigning National Ultra Endurance Mountain Bike Race Series champion,“With the support of an incredibly professional team, the best partner products and amazing bikes from Canyon, I can now ride and compete at the toughest races on the planet. My schedule is filled with bucket list races all over the world—I’m really looking forward to the challenge.”
Team manager Dirk Juckwer is equally enthusiastic: “Finally we have the opportunity to start with two strong male teams at all the big stage races. This allows much more room for tactical and technical racing, the importance of which was made abundantly clear during Robert and Kristian’s victory at Absa Cape Epic last year.
Jeremiah’s first official competition with the team is already in progress. He toed the line in Topeak-Ergon kit at Andalucía Bike Race, currently being contested this week in Spain. This six-day stage race around Cordoba is considered as the perfect preparation for the Absa Cape Epic, taking place just a month later in South Africa.
After the early season racing campaign across the Atlantic, Jeremiah will return to the USA to focus on events in the National Ultra Endurance Series, plus the Breck-Epic and other popular endurance events with Topeak-Ergon USA teammates Dave Wiens, Yuki Ikeda, and Jeff Kerkove.
About Ergon Bike USA
Founded in 2007, Ergon develops ergonomically designed products for cyclists. Each product represents a collaborative effort between top designers, engineers and athletes including downhill legend Fabien Barel and Leadville 100 champions Alban Lakata and Sally Bigham. In addition to real world analysis by the sport’s best athletes, each Ergon product undergoes exhaustive testing at Germany’s most highly regarded technical institutes. Multiple international design awards and numerous victories at racing’s highest levels confirm Ergon’s position at the cutting edge of cycling performance. For more information, please visit Ergon USA’s website.