Brazilian multi-discipline mountain bike champion Henrique Avancini is returning to his roots for the 2023 season. He has announced he is going to race for the all-Brazilian team Caloi, which will be known as Caloi Henrique Avancini Racing under his lead.
After eight seasons away from Caloi, which was Avancini's team before joining Cannondale Factory Racing, the Brazilian is returning to the team that projected him to the international stage. His new role comes with the added challenge of elevating the team to podium contenders at the ultra-competitive UCI cross-country mountain bike series.
Avancini is the only Brazilian to have won the Brazilian national mountain bike championships in all categories, from Junior through to elite level, and he’s since been on numerous World Cup and World Championship podiums, competing fiercely for the top cross-country titles with Nino Schurter.
Avancini says the return to Caloi is a major step forward in his career but one he believes will represent the greatest challenge and a way to leave a significant impact on the sport and Brazil.
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“The challenge of bringing Henrique back to the Caloi team was huge, but it was our
obligation to make this happen. In 2012 we started our partnership and literally
transformed MTB in Brazil. We raised the bar in every aspect of the sport, on and off the
track. We brought technology from the global market to our bicycles, enabling consumer
access to cutting-edge products. And Avancini helped Caloi a lot in this development.
Now, for 2023, we intend to have another positive revolution in the country,” Eduardo Rocha, Calois’ CMO, said.
In addition to Avancini, the Caloi ranks include Sabrina Oliveira, Cainã Oliveira and Ulan Galinki.
The Caloi Henrique Avancini Racing team will ride the Caloi Elite FS Carbon bike and, in addition to the bike sponsor, the team is supported by major brands such as Shimano, Fox, Vittoria, Oakley, Strava and Fizik.
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