TUHOTO-ARIKI PENE JOINS MS MONDRAKER
At only 20 years old, the New Zealand based rider has already achieved strong results at junior and elite level on the World Cup and international race scene.
With an impressive riding style forged by a strong BMX racing background, Tuhoto is no stranger to the podium, having previously won medals at junior level, including a bronze at the 2019 UCI World Championships and a round of the World Cup in the same year, backing-up his junior New Zealand national championship title and U19 gold medal at the 2019 Oceania Mountain Bike Championships, where Tuhoto also claimed the fastest time of the day. Since then, he has moved up to the elite category where he continues to impress with his results and performances including elite wins at the IXS European Cup and a 14th place finish at the 2021 UCI World Championships in Val di Sole.
“Being signed to a factory team has been a dream/goal come true. It’s an honour to be part of MS Mondraker. I’ve slowly watched all the Aotearoa bros growing up being on these teams, that’s how I wanted to roll and to be a teammate to Brook, even better. Just goes to show, that if you go hard and believe in your goals, you can achieve them. Something my parents always reminded me, “If you believe, you can achieve.”
Mondraker and MS welcomes Tuhoto to the team and to the next stage of his growing mountain bike racing career. He now joins the ranks of an elite team on the World Cup as well as becomes part of the Mondraker family and will line-up next to fellow New Zealand racer Brook Macdonald, Austrian David Trummer and Italian Eleonora Farina for 2022. The team and all sponsors look forward to watching Tuhoto achieve great success and victories over the coming seasons.
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