Yeti / Shimano EP Racing heads into the 2023 UCI EDR-E series with veteran racer Mick Hannah, who will pilot the Yeti 160E for his second electrically-charged season. The team welcomes Ryan Gilchrist, who’s promising results as a junior landed him with a pro contract under the turquoise tent. The Shimano EP Race program will enjoy full factory support throughout the season.
“It feels good to be heading into 2023 with an eBike season under my belt. It’s also exciting to have e-bikes brought into the World Cup! I’m looking forward to having everyone together at the races!” — Mick Hannah
“I am incredibly proud to be a part of the Yeti / Shimano EP Racing Team for 2023. The legacies of my teammates and staff are mind-blowing so joining a family with such a strong history of domination is a dream come true and I can’t wait to race bikes all over the world in 2023.” — Ryan Gilchrist
The Yeti / FOX Factory and Shimano EP programs are supported by Lead Mechanic, Shaun Hughes, Factory Team Mechanics Mark Hild and Alex Present, Shimano EP Team Mechanic Matt Opperman, and Race Team Manager, Damion Smith. Jared Graves continues his legacy with Yeti by serving as mentor and Performance Coach, and Amanda Bergeron serves as assistant manager.
“We’re extremely excited about our roster and sponsor partnerships heading into the 2023 season. I’m confident that we have one of the most competitive programs on the circuit, and am looking forward to being back in the UCI World Cup pits” — Damion Smith, Team Manager
Along with the Factory team, Yeti is also proud to continue supporting national and international development teams. This year, Yeti is doubling down on its commitment to groom up-and-comers around the world. Details of these programs will be covered in an upcoming announcement.
FOX Factory continues its longtime commitment as co-title sponsor of the Yeti / FOX Factory Team. In addition to FOX, the team would like to recognize Maxxis, Shimano, DT Swiss, and Giro, each for their decade or more of support.
The full list of Yeti / FOX race team sponsors for 2023 include: FOX Factory, Maxxis, Shimano, DT Swiss, Giro, OneUp Components, CushCore, 7iDP, Toyota, Orange Seal, Motorex, Thule, Smith Optics, Chris King, Garmin, Skratch Labs and Occam Design. Shimano EP athletes are running Pro cockpits and Lazer helmets.