The grand occasion of the opening round of the 2016 UCI Trial World Cup in Krakow, Poland this weekend will see Crossbow Bicycles – the sister project to Vertigo Motors – take to the international stage. Led by Spain’s Ferran Escudero and accompanied by Eloi Palau plus Joan Torres the exciting new Crossbow project will look to show both its pedigree and potential as it competes against the best bike riders and brands within this highly technical discipline in the shadows of the beautiful buildings that define this Polish city.
A quick resume of Ferran’s palmares confirms that he certainly has the experience and talent to be worthy of his place at the head of the Crossbow Team.
2nd UCI Catalan Cup 20′ 2016
5th UCI Spanish Champion 2015
1st BIU Catalan Indoor Cup 2015
3rd BIU Spanish Champ 2014
Top 10 World BIU 2015
Explaining his story to date and his future targets Escudero said. “I started to ride trials when I was fifteen, back then it was only a hobby, but immediately my goal was to compete and to earn my place in the top category. At the same time I was studying mechanical engineering and teaching trials to younger children, which was my job until now.
“I’m now actually riding all national and international championships in the top category. Then since April until now I have been leading the Crossbow project. My main goal at the moment is to reignite the production of Crossbow bike, and together with Vertigo team, develop some improvements so we can become the best brand in this sector. For me being involved in this project and this great team is both an honour and a pleasure.”