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Florian Nicolai Announces Departure From Canyon Factory Racing

After a stunning season that saw him just miss out on the overall EWS title, Florian Nicolai has announced he is leaving Canyon for a new team in 2020. Nicolai joined the German team at the start of the 2018 season and only failed to finish in the top 10 three times in two seasons. His crowning achievement with the team was his maiden EWS win at round two in Tasmania round in March this year.

bigquotes Today I would like to thank Canyon and all the staff who accompanied me during these two years, and who allowed me to carry out two exceptional seasons!! thank you guys you are amazing!!! Now it’s time for me to start new projects! Stay connected, news are comingFlorian Nicolai

bigquotes Thanks for the last two amazing years, your hard work and dedication for racing was shown in this year’s epic championship battle. The memories will last a lifetime, see you on the race track!Canyon Factory Racing

We’ve no official news on where Nicolai is heading next but he recently posted a picture of his passport and some plane tickets with the destination Madison, Wisconsin, which likely means the obvious conclusion, that Schwinn is fielding an EWS team next year.

Earlier this week we reported that Ines Thoma has extended her contract with Canyon so that just leaves Dimitri Tordo’s future yet to be settled left from the team. Will Florian be replaced by a new rider or are Canyon scaling down their enduro operation to make room for something else? We’ll update you with more information as we get it.

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