Staff

Martin Whiteley
Team Director

Background:
Former downhill racer Martin Whiteley founded 23 Degrees Sports Management in 2000, the company which owns and operates Trek World Racing. His previous teams have been Team G Cross Honda and Global Racing. Lives in Granada, Spain
Paul Schlitz
Road Manager

Background:
An avid runner, Paul Schlitz has worked on many world class teams, including Volvo Cannondale, Trek/VW, Team G Cross Honda, Maxxis Rocky Mountain and now Trek World Racing. Lives in Amiens, France.
Sander Gijs
Head Mechanic

Background:
Previous teams include Be-One and Dolphin Trek. Sander Gijs drives the big rig in Europe, and has wrenched for World Champion Tracy Moseley. Currently wrenches for Neko Mulally and George Brannigan, and as Head Mechanic for the team he oversees all of the other mechanics. Lives in Waasmunster, Belgium.
Ben Arnott
Mechanic

Background:
Hailing from Scotland and having had experience as a World Cup Mechanic with Greg Williamson and the Scottish Downhill Team, Ben is also a handy Enduro rider. This is Benís second year with the team and he wrenches for Greg Williamson and Laurie Greenland.
Ely Woody
Mechanic

Background:
Ely rejoins the team in 2014 after a yearís absence to pursue his studies. He previously worked with the team in the 2011 and 2012 seasons, most notably wrenching for Anton Cooper the year he won the Junior XC World Championship. Lives in Hesperia, California.
Monkey Vasquez
Mechanic

Background:
A legend in the sport, having wrenched for many teams including Yeti, GT, and Global Racing. Long time mechanic for Missy Giove and Brian Lopes. Wrenches for Brook MacDonald. Lives in Hesperia, CA, USA.
Justin Leov
Skills Coach

Background:
With the team since its inception Justin moves into a new role as the teamís Skills Coach. Balancing his commitments with Enduro Racing, Justin will be at most major Downhill events with TWR to assist the riders in their racing and training. Lives in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Vittorio Platania
Content Manager

Background:
Vittorio not only produces all of our video material, but also oversees the team's website content and our various social media and video accounts around the web. He has a degree in Philosophy and owns the website triridemtb.com. Vittorio speaks 3 languages and lives in Sicily in Southern Italy.

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  • Junior World Cup DH #5
    Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
    August 2nd, 2014 - August 2nd, 2014

  • World Cup DH #5
    Mont-Sainte-Anne, Canada
    August 3rd, 2014 - August 3rd, 2014

  • Junior World Cup DH #6
    Windham, NY, USA
    August 9th, 2014 - August 9th, 2014

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