The Frenchman, two-time Enduro World Series race winner and three times second place end-of year overall in the competition, joins us after a difficult year due to injuries. Damien was one of the big names to follow in 2019 after being runner-up in 2018. “It’s been a tough year with the broken back and scaphoid injury, but I’m very motivated now and can’t wait to start”, says Damien.
Furthermore, Damien has developed his professional career in the same team after changing his job as a plumber to become a professional Enduro rider in 2014. “I’ve had some awesome years in my previous team, if I am what I am today, it’s partly thanks to that as well. I needed some extra motivation for the new season, which I have now by joining Orbea. Plus, there are several aspects that I like about the brand, like its proximity to the Pyrenees -where I live- and also the way they operate. Different to the rest”, the rider adds.
“Damien is a very experienced world class rider. He’s a big plus for the team. He looks very focussed and competitive but is always prepared to lend the rest of the team a hand”, says Team Manager, Primož Štrancar.
Pro Team and National Team
The team is made up of Gabriel Torralba, five-time Spanish Enduro Champion who has been in the Orbea Fox Enduro Team from the start in 2018, and Edgar Carballo, member of the Spanish team in the Enduro World Series Trophy of Nations and outstanding DH rider in Spain.