Tomas sending a huge superman seatgrab ©TDG Photography

20-02-2015, CANYON One more for the crew...

Tomas Lemoine Joins Canyon Factory Freeride Team

What’s better than having three of the most exciting slopestyle talents in the business riding together? Having four of them is what. More is always better and the Canyon Factory Freeride Team (CFFT) is excited to welcome new rider Tomas Lemoine into the ranks for 2015.

Still only 18, Tomas cut his teeth racing BMX back in the day but has made a real name for himself on the contest scene over the past couple of seasons. From now on he will receive full support as part of the CFFT setup, riding the Canyon Stitched and Torque DHX at the biggest contests around the world.

Tomas is yet another product of the thriving Marseille riding scene and becomes CFFT’s first ever legitimate Frenchman, joining an international line-up that includes Thomas Genon of Belgium, Sweden’s Anton Thelander and the German Peter Henke. CFFT is now better armed than ever to storm the FMB World Tour rankings and will target the top spots at all Diamond Series events throughout the season.

For CFFT Manager, Flo Goral, Tomas has the potential to be the next big thing:

“We constantly keep an eye out for fresh new talent. When you look at Tomas’ skills, style and how old he is, it’s clear he has what it takes. Just watching his progression over the past couple of seasons has been incredible, the only question was how far this kid could go with the right support. That’s what we’re here to give him. As soon as we saw those zebra-print pants he wore at Munich MASH we were completely sold so when we got the chance to bring him into the team we couldn’t turn it down!”   

The man himself can’t wait to get the new season underway:

“I’m super proud to ride for the Canyon Factory Freeride Team. It’s one of the few manufacturers out there with a proper freeride setup and its own team. All the bikes have the right geometries, which is so important for the riders. I also can’t wait to join my teammates, it’s a solid crew and we always have good times at contests together. I hope it’s the start of a long partnership, I’m like a kid at Christmas right now! My plan for 2015 is just to have fun on the bike. I want to do all FMB Gold and Diamond Series events and keep progressing through those contests, alongside all the other cool stuff like doing photo shoots and filming for new edits.”

Tomas has been busy hitting up the foampit over the off-season to nail down new combos ready for the 2015 contest season. He’ll make his CFFT debut this weekend at Masters of Dirt in Vienna riding alongside Thomas Genon.

Whether shooting new edits or gunning for the podium, the CFFT boys will always be ready to drop in and turn on the style in 2015! 

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