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Tomi Misser and the Orbea Factory Team pedal to pedal together over the long term

2018-11-15

The rider renews his contract with the Orbea Factory Team for the next few years and will continue to share what it’s like and give us an insider’s view of cycling.

The Orbea Factory Team was founded nearly two years ago with two objectives. On the one hand, to tell us what cycling is like and to give us an insider’s view of cycling, and on the other, to share a ton of experiences with the Orbea community.

Tomi Misser has lived for cycling for more than 30 years now, ever since he got started in this sport. He is always on the lookout for new challenges to continue to grow and share his experiences with the Orbea community.

As you can see, the goals on both sides point in the same direction, which is why we will continue to pedal together over the next few years.

“I’m really pleased with it all, with the bikes, the people… What I’m looking for is to show what cycling is like on the inside, to have fun and enjoy myself. I’m doing all this with Orbea,” Tomi says.

“This renewal will consolidate our relationship as well as the Orbea Factory Team. Tomi gives us a lot in categories where the profile of the rest of our partners can’t go, such as in cyclocross and enduro, as well as the enthusiasm he has for everything he does,” says Marketing Department Manager Ander Olariaga.

“It’s time to reinvent myself"

Evolution and reinvention is part of everyone who forms part of Orbea; our history of more than 175 years supports us. It is our way of offering products that are more and more advanced, but above all, of enjoying more and more every day our passion in every aspect.

Tomi shares this point of view. This is why over the following year, he will take on a new role on the Orbea Factory Team.

“I have a lot of fun with everything I've done so far, but it is time to reinvent myself. I want to do things that are not as well known, to put it like that, to explain the limits that have not been explained and for people to enjoy themselves along with me,” Tomi explains.

“Showing them even more what it’s like, how things are done on the inside, how we approach everything we do. This way, people will also learn a lot,” he concludes.

“We’re going to surprise people. The calendar might be less active in terms of races, but it will be much more spectacular. We’ll also take a close up look at the shops and sector trade fairs where you can test the product. Those who come to the Demo experiences can pedal alongside him, says Ander Olariaga.

As a little sneak-peek at what the next year has in store for the Orbea Factory Team rider, the documentary “I am Tomi Misser” will premiere on his YouTube channel. You can see the trailer here.

In the documentary, Tomi reviews his entire life on a bike, along the people and places that are closest to him. His sports career, his milestones as a competitor, what lies behind his successes… in short, the life of our rider and his passion for cycling.

Who is he?

In case his name is not already familiar to you, let us briefly introduce Tomi Misser.

Tomás Misser is for many a name all his own in the world of MTB, after more than 30 years dedicated to every aspect of this sport. He has competed in practically every discipline, from downhill, cyclocross and stage marathons to avalanches and every type of enduro imaginable.

His impressive list of achievements includes nothing less than 14 Spanish Championships, two European Championships, two second-place finishes at the World Championship, two third-place finishes in the overall classification at the World Cup, partial victories in the World Cup, Leader in the 1996 UCI ranking, M35 World Championship, 35 DH Master Championship in 2009, World Master 40 XC runner-up in 2014 and World Master 40 DH Championship in 2015.

Let’s keep on sharing the road, Tomi!