Santa Cruz Syndicate

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Santa Cruz Syndicate
Team information
UCI codeSCB
RegisteredUnited States
Founded2006 (2006)
DisciplineMTB
StatusPro
Key personnel
General managerKathy Sessler
Team manager(s)Lepa Roskopp

The Santa Cruz Syndicate (UCI team code: SCB), is a professional mountain bike racing team sponsored by Santa Cruz Bikes, competing in the World Cup and World Championships, as well as national level events, in the downhill category. The Syndicate was founded in 2006, and its early roster included Steve Peat, Nathan Rennie, Jamie Goldman, and John Waddell. From 2008 through 2016, the team roster consisted of Steve Peat, Greg Minnaar, and Josh Bryceland. After the 2016 season, Peat retired and Bryceland left the downhill circuit, leaving Minnaar as the senior member of the team. Young riders Luca Shaw and Loris Vergier joined starting with the 2017 season.

History[edit]

2006[edit]

In the Syndicate's inaugural year, Steve Peat delivered, winning the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup.

2008[edit]

2008 was Greg Minnaar's first year with the Syndicate, and he made his mark immediately, winning the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, beating out Sam Hill and Gee Atherton. 2008 was also Josh Bryceland's first year with the Syndicate, and he won the UCI Junior Downhill World Championships.

2009[edit]

2009 was Steve Peat's year, as he won the UCI World Championships, after finishing 2nd four times before. Greg Minaar finished in second place, which made the Syndicate the best-ranked UCI Downhill team, seconded by Madcatz Factory Team.

2010[edit]

2010 saw Minnaar finishing second in the downhill UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, and third in the UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships.

2014[edit]

2014 was the year for Josh Bryceland. "Ratboy" won two World Cup races, and also won the overall DH UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, along with being the British DH National Champion.

2017[edit]

In his first season riding a 29-inch-wheeled bike, Greg Minnaar was within striking distance of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup overall title until a disqualification in Mont Sainte-Anne and a mechanical in the final round in Val di Sole dropped him to third place; Loris Vergier joined him in the top five overall with a fifth-place finish.

Palmarès[edit]

2006
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 3, Willingen, Germany - Steve Peat
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Series Overall - Steve Peat
2008
1st United Kingdom DH, British National Mountain Biking Championships - Steve Peat
1st United Kingdom DH, British National Mountain Biking Championships Junior - Josh Bryceland
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Maribor, Slovenia - Steve Peat
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 2, Vallnord, Andorra - Greg Minnaar
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 3, Fort William, Scotland - Greg Minnaar
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 3, FortWilliam, Scotland - Steve Peat
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 4, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada - Greg Minnaar
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 5, Bromont, Canada - Greg Minnaar
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 5, Bromont, Canada - Steve Peat
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 6, Canberra, Australia - Greg Minnaar
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships Junior, Livigno, Italy - Josh Bryceland
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Series Overall - Greg Minnaar
2009
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa - Greg Minnaar
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 2, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa - Steve Peat
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 2, La Bresse, France - Steve Peat
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 3, Vallnord, Andorra - Steve Peat
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 3, Vallnord, Andorra - Greg Minnaar
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Maribor, Slovenia - Greg Minnaar
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 3, Leogang, Austria - Greg Minnaar
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 5, Val Di Sole, Italy - Greg Minnaar
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 6, Windham, United States - Greg Minnaar
2010
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Series Overall - Greg Minnaar
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada - Greg Minnaar
2011
1st United Kingdom DH, British National Mountain Biking Rd.3 - Josh Bryceland
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Mont Saint Anne, Canada - Josh Bryceland
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa - Greg Minnaar
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Fort William, Scotland - Greg Minnaar
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, La Bresse, France[1] - Greg Minnaar
2012
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa [2] - Greg Minnaar
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Leogang, Austria - Greg Minnaar
2013
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa - Greg Minnaar
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Series Overall - Greg Minnaar
2014
1st South Africa National DH Championships Pietermaritzburg, South Africa - Greg Minnaar
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 1, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa - Greg Minnaar
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 4, Leogang, Austria - Greg Minnaar
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 2, Cairns, Australia - Josh Bryceland
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 4, Leogang, Austria - Josh Bryceland
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 5, Mont Saint Anne, Canada - Josh Bryceland
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 6, Windham, United States - Josh Bryceland
1stUnited Kingdom British National Mountain Biking Championships - Josh Bryceland
3rd DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup, Round 7, Meribel, France - Josh Bryceland
1st DH, UCI Mountain Bike World Cup Overall [3] - Josh Bryceland
2nd DH, UCI Mountain Bike & Trials World Championships, Hafjell, Norway - Josh Bryceland

2008-2016 Team roster[edit]

Rider Date of birth
 Steve Peat (GBR) (1974-06-17) June 17, 1974 (age 44)
 Greg Minnaar (RSA) (1981-11-13) November 13, 1981 (age 37)
 Josh Bryceland (GBR) (1990-03-23) March 23, 1990 (age 28)

2017-present Team roster[edit]

Rider Date of birth
 Greg Minnaar (RSA) (1981-11-13) November 13, 1981 (age 37)
 Luca Shaw (USA) (1996-12-25) December 25, 1996 (age 22)
 Loris Vergier (FRA) (1996-07-05) July 5, 1996 (age 22)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Union Cycliste Internationale". Uci.ch. Archived from the original on 2014-05-23. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  2. ^ "Pietermaritzburg World Cup 2012 - Greg Minnaar wins!". Pinkbike. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  3. ^ "Final Results British Cycling National Champs - Innerleithen - Senior Male Championship" (PDF). Borderline Events.

External links[edit]