Two Time World Champion Mathias Flueckiger Signs With 23 Degrees
Published 12 Sep 2013
23 Degrees is excited to announce today that two-time Cross Country World Champion, Mathias Flueckiger (SUI) has signed a multi-year management deal with the view to assisting the 24 year in both his short term and long term career goals.
After winning the Junior World Title in 2006 and the Under 23 World Title in 2010, Math is keen to win gold in the Elite category and sees the benefit in having the areas of sponsorship, public relations and other logistics taken care of by a third party so he can focus completely on training and racing.
"As a top level professional athlete your mind must be 100% committed to training and racing. I believe that in order for me to build on my success it’s very important to make this next step. Having 23 Degrees help me by taking on the other aspects like sponsorship, public relations and overall career planning will help me a lot as these days I simply don’t have enough time in my day to do all of these things perfectly. I needed someone that I trust, who knows me well, and this will and help me a lot in my career,” said Math today.
Math and 23 Degrees are of course no strangers to each other with Math riding for Trek World Racing for 4 successful years from 2009 until 2012, a year where he finished 3rd in the Men’s Elite XC World Championships. Math currently rides for the Stöckli Pro Team and is here this weekend for the World Cup finals in Hafjell, Norway, fighting for one of the trophies awarded to the top 5 of the season. He is currently placed 6th just 9 points behind talented elder brother Lukas Flueckiger.
CEO of 23 Degrees Martin Whiteley says: "When Math first approached me in Andorra earlier this year, and told me of his ideas for a working partnership, I was very honored and happy to be considered. We have been through a lot as team members during previous four years, and he has grown tremendously both as a sportsman and a person, and I truly feel great things await Math in his career. He already has a palmares that most riders could retire happily with, yet I still feel we haven’t even scratched the surface of what he’s capable of. My job is to let him get on with it! I'm looking forward to helping Math reach his goals in the years ahead."