Thomas Genon and Anton Thelander belong to the young generation of freeriders who have focused on dirt and slopestyle for a number of years. Their high spirits and aspirations provide a fresh impetus to the world of freeriding. The incredible potential of 19-year-old Thomas is obvious: Last season, the Belgian awed the bike community with his victory at the Red Bull Joyride in Whistler. By the end of the FMB World Tour 2012 season Thomas was ranked 3rd overall – an incredible achievement for such a young rider. At Nine Knights 2012, the Swedish rookie Anton Thelander impressed fellow professionals as well as experienced judges with his performance and won the “ruler of the week” award. For both athletes the partnership with Canyon is another important milestone in their young career.
Canyon founder and CEO Roman Arnold is thrilled with the two athletes: “With their positive attitude, Thomas and Anton convey their enthusiasm for the sport. And that is what Canyon also stands for: Pure cycling. Together with the two guys we want to share this passion and build bikes that meet the highest demands and at the same time are just fun.” Professional cycling is an important part of Canyon. The Koblenz manufacturer cooperates with the world’s best cyclists in order to continuously improve their bikes year upon year.
To get to know their new partner better, in mid-January Thomas and Anton visited Canyon headquarters in Koblenz. There, they had the opportunity to delve deeper into the world of Canyon and take a look behind the scenes.
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