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Jan 08, 2020

Cole Lucas Joins the Ibis Enduro Team

"I’m stoked to be given the opportunity to ride for the Ibis team alongside Bex and Robin looking forward to getting racing with the team!"

Cole Lucas

Today, the Ibis Enduro Team announced the sign­ing of New Zealand rip­per Cole Lucas to a two year con­tract. In 2019, the 21 year old New Zealan­der had an impres­sive first year rac­ing as a pri­va­teer in the senior ranks with a 4th place fin­ish in Rotorua, 9th in Tas­ma­nia, and 14th over­all for the series.

Ibis pres­i­dent (and team man­ag­er), Tom Mor­gan, said

Suc­cess­ful rid­ers in the EWS need to be dri­ven and com­pet­i­tive, but they also need patience and per­se­ver­ance. The lat­er two qual­i­ties are pret­ty rare among younger rid­ers, and so when I start­ed track­ing on Cole this past sea­son I was impressed to see what he was able to do.

When I start­ed talk­ing to Cole about rid­ing for us I was struck by his dri­ve and his matu­ri­ty as well. Being 20, rac­ing as a pri­va­teer, and being a long way from home for the bet­ter part of the year is no small thing. Doing that and post­ing the results that he did is super impres­sive. We’re stoked to add Cole to the team and to what he can do with more experience.”

Long time Ibis team cap­tain, Robin Wallner.
2019 podi­um fin­ish­er, Bex Baraona.

Long time Ibis team cap­tain, Robin Wall­ner, added - I’m super hap­py to have Cole join the team. He had a very impres­sive pri­va­teer sea­son last year with a string of top results show­ing that he will be one to fol­low now with some back­ing and good bikes! I look for­ward to hang­ing out with Cole, at his young age I’m sure he can teach me how to whip again!”

2019 podi­um fin­ish­er, Bex Baraona, said — Buzzing to have Cole join the team, he’s an amaz­ing rid­er and super laid back…going to be a fun year in the Ibis family!”

The 2020 Ibis Enduro Team is sup­port­ed by Ibis Cycles, POC, Maxxis, Shi­mano, Bike Yoke, Fox, Lizard Skins, Fab­ric, Hon­ey Stinger, Stages Cycling, Motion Instru­ments, Flaér and OneUp.