Giant Bicycles Australia this week is excited to announce the signing of renowned Australian mountain biker Paul van der Ploeg who will represent the brand both on the road under the Satalyst Giant colours and off-road in Giant team colours next year.
Van der Ploeg who has established a fierce reputation on both the local and international MTB circuits had this to say about signing for the company, “For 2013 I’m very excited to be signing with Giant Bicycles as they are at the very top of the mountain bike industry. Giant is synonymous with mountain biking and is virtually a household name throughout Australia and the world. I really look forward to working with such an active brand and one that is really forward thinking in promotion and development of a top level product. It is an amazing opportunity to be working with Giant to develop myself as a rider and to keep promoting a world class product.”
Paul will race the all-new XtC Advanced SL 29er 0 and Anthem X Advanced 29er 0 at mountain bike races next season both locally and abroad as well as the TCR Advanced SL on the road.
Giant Bicycles Australia’s Brand Manager Alistair Wilson had this to say about the signing, “We are thrilled to have signed Paul for 2013; he has proven both locally and internationally on the World Cup Eliminator XC circuit that he is an extremely talented athlete as well as being a very well-rounded person who we are proud to have associated with our brand.”