Giant Factory Off-Road Team announces 2021 squad

23 February 2021

One of the world’s biggest bike brands has confirmed that it’s sticking with tried and trusted talent for the 2021 Enduro World Series and EWS-E seasons. Youn Deniaud, the Frenchman who won the 2018 ‘EWS breakthrough of the year’ award back in 2018 continues with the squad after strong showings at Vittoria EWS Pietra Ligure and Bluegrass EWS Finale Ligure last time out. 

Youn Deniaud and McKay Vezina are ready for 2021! Pic: Giant Bicycles

Deniaud will be joined by Mckay Vezina. The Canadian won the North American Continental Enduro Series in 2019 and was a regular top 10 finisher at the Crankworx Summer Series in the travel-affected 2020 season. Both will be contesting the Enduro World Series on the Reign Advanced Pro 29 bikes with the shorter travel Trance X Advanced Pro 29 machinery in the wings should it be needed. 

In the EWS-E title chase we will finally get to see Josh Carlson take to the stages on his Reign E+ Pro. The Australian was another victim of the travel restrictions of 2020 but will hopefully be able to contest the top flight races this year. He’s already an e-bike national champion in Australia and will be hoping to draw on all his experience to become a factor in the title race. 

Josh Carlson railing the rocks on his Giant e-bike. Pic: Giant Bicycles

You can follow the Giant Factory Off-Road Team on their Instagram and Facebook pages. If you want to find out more about the world of the official EWS and EWS-E teams, then subscribe to The Enduro World Series Podcast for all the latest team news and transfers, this off-season.