Jeremiah Bishop Signs with Topeak-Ergon
Signing American endurance specialist, Jeremiah Bishop, Topeak-Ergon Racing Team sets its sights on dominance in endurance mountain bike events around the world.
Topeak-Ergon Racing Team is ambitiously launching into the 2015 endurance mountain bike season. With the addition of Jeremiah Bishop, the German-based team has committed one of the top athletes in the American endurance scene. Bishop will vie for the title of USA National Marathon Champion, as well as top results at stage races and ultra-endurance events around the world.
Jeremiah Bishop joins Alban Lakata (AUT), Kristian Hynek (CZE), Robert Mennen (GER), and Sally Bigham (UK), to form the perfect line-up for 2015 and become a threat to take podium spots at all the important mountain bike events. For Jeremiah this presents the opportunity to participate in major events outside the United States.
“This is a very exciting step for me,” says the reigning overall winner of the American National Ultra Endurance Series. “Now I can ride at the toughest races all over the world and will be assisted by an incredibly professional team with the best partner materials and amazing bikes from Canyon. I’m really looking forward to this new challenge!”
Team manager Dirk Juckwer is also very enthusiastic. “Finally we have the opportunity to start with two strong male teams at all the big stage races. This allows us much more room for tactical and technical racing.” The importance of this was significantly shown at the Cape Epic victory of Robert and Kristian last year.
Bishop’s first official participation with the team will be at the Andalucia Bike Race from February 22-27 in Spain. This six-day stage race around Cordoba is considered as the perfect preparation for the Absa Cape Epic, which takes place just a month later in South Africa and in which the team will compete. After the early season racing campaign across the Atlantic, Bishop will return to the USA to focus on events in the National Ultra Endurance Series, the Breck-Epic, and other popular endurance events with Topeak-Ergon USA teammates Dave Wiens, Yuki Ikeda, and Jeff Kerkove. Bishop will return to Europe to compete in the TransAlp stage race.