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Vali Höll signs with the YT MOB

2 months ago

Austria’s Valentina Höll has announced that she will be racing for the YT MOB in 2024 having left the RockShox Trek Race Team at the end of last season. Last year saw the 22 year-old bring home both the UCI Downhill World Cup overall title alongside successfully defending the UCI World Champion’s rainbow stripes.

Höll has history with YT having signed her first professional contract with them back in 2013 as a 13 year-old. Over the next six years she racked up two UCI Junior World Championship titles and a UCI World Cup overall title.

It’s amazing to come back into the family. I feel at home, and I can see how hyped YT is to push the race team. The next couple of years will be rad. The TUES was definitely easy to get used to. It’s the bike I learned my basics on and made some great memories within juniors. I’m happy to tackle something new. I could have stayed in my comfort zone and kept doing what I’m doing, but I think I’m at a perfect age where I can try something new and make the next step.

Vali Höll, YT MOB

Rider reunions are rare. They don't often return to a brand, which makes this homecoming even more special. It means a lot to us both. I'm stoked to continue the history we already created together. Welcome home, Vali!

Markus Flossmann, Founder and CVO of YT Industries

Four UCI World Cup wins went Vali’s way, last season. She will join Oisin O’Callaghan and Sian A’hern as the YT MOB look at upping their challenge for the team's overall title. Interestingly, the announcement came with the added detail that she will be running RockShox suspension whilst the rest of the squad will use Fox Racing Shox suspension, as they did last season.

You can see Vali Höll take on her first for the YT MOB at the opening round of the UCI Downhill World Cup at Fort William, Scotland 03-05 May. Tickets are on sale, now.

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