It has been know for a short while that Paul’s contract with Felt/Oetztal/X-Bionic World cup MTB team was coming to a end and the question was what would he do next? Everything is answered in the media release below, so the only real question is will his brothers follow him across? Congratulations to Paul see you at Nationals.
“Giant Bicycles Australia this week is excited to announce the signing of renowned Australian mountain biker Paul van der Ploeg who will represent the brand both on the road under the Satalyst Giant colours and off-road in Giant team colours next year.
Van der Ploeg who has established a fierce reputation on both the local and international MTB circuits had this to say about signing for the company, “For 2013 I’m very excited to be signing with Giant Bicycles as they are at the very top of the mountain bike industry. Giant is synonymous with mountain biking and is virtually a household name throughout Australia and the world. I really look forward to working with such an active brand and one that is really forward thinking in promotion and development of a top level product. It is an amazing opportunity to be working with Giant to develop myself as a rider and to keep promoting a world class product.” …View More