Guido is one of those few select mountain bikers who has truly seen it all and done it all. He’s been there from the beginning, back when racing rigid bikes downhill was the only option. He’s been a part of the evolution of our sport, as well as a part of pioneering events like the Red Bull Rampage. Continuing that theme, he was an early adapter of pedal-assist cycling in 2013 and has since become a critical thinker and contributor to the rapidly developing eMTB scene.
Spend five minutes with the guy and it’s clear Guido loves what he does. He’s no spring chicken, but with a kid-at-heart attitude he can still show younger riders the way to go. And when he’s not riding bikes, he can be found passing on life lessons to either his own children or the next generation of up-and-comers, sculpting trails or organising ride events. Two wheels are always involved with Guido.
Fast, French and a person who lives for mountain biking - this is Alex Fayolle. He’s also one of the privileged few to have won a UCI Downhill MTB World Cup. That honour came in 2017, when Alex stormed to victory in Lourdes, France. A home soil win at the highest level in their sport is arguably every athlete’s dream, and Alex has firmly ticked that box with pride.
But while that memorable moment in France will be forever savoured, time ticks on and attention changes. Retiring from elite level of Downhill racing led to a chance love affair with eMTB and soon after, Alex found himself welcomed with open arms into Husqvarna E-Bicycles. The spark that had been missing from his riding was back, mountain biking became fun again and since then it’s been hard to keep the Frenchman off his bike.
In 2021 we went racing. Straight into the deep end of the Enduro World Series - it was a first for us and Alex too in enduro. We raced hard, crashed, laughed and ultimately learned loads. For 2022 Husqvarna E-Bicycles Racing returns to the EWS-E paddock and, together with new recruit Simon Carlsson, Alex is fired up for success.
After five demanding and distinctively different rounds, Husqvarna E-Bicycles Racing’s participation in the 2022 eMTB Enduro World Series drew to a close today in Finale Ligure, Italy. Guido Tschugg earned another podium result in Masters, while Simon Carlsson ended his 2022 season in 17th overall.
The penultimate round of the eMTB Enduro World Series saw Husqvarna E-Bicycles Racing’s Guido Tschugg race his way across the Swiss Alps in Crans Montana to claim a well-deserved victory in the Masters 45+ class.
Simon Carlsson fights his way up to 16th, with Guido Tschugg placing as runner-up in Masters 35+ class in Slovenia
After a strong start to the Enduro World Series opening round, the Husqvarna E-Bicycles Racing team were out in force for the second stop of the season in Slovenia. Simon Carlsson excelled with a career-best result of 16th in Pro, while team stalwart Guido Tschugg finished second in Masters 35+ class. A final stage puncture prevented Alex Fayolle joining Simon inside the top-20 of the hyper-competitive Pro category.