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Madison Saracen Factory Race Team

In 2011 we created the Madison Saracen Factory Race Team to develop British talent. Ten years on and our Myst has won the men’s and women’s downhill world cup series overall!

After a decade of development influenced by the fastest racers in the world, our full carbon platform is now available in 29er and mullet configurations – as raced by the team.

We’ll never forget our roots as privateer racers and that’s why we use the same race-winning DNA in our more affordable Myst AL, leaving you with cash for fresh tyres, more uplifts and a few beers.

In 2021 our squad is headed by Matt Walker, fresh off taking the world cup title. Following in Matt’s footsteps and taking lessons is first year junior Jordan Williams. Joining the squad is Veronika Widmann, who is ready to continue her development at the front of the elite women’s field.

Matt Walker

Matt Walker

Your world cup overall champion, Matt Walker has taken the Myst to the top step after just three seasons of elite racing!

With podium placings in all four world cup rounds of 2020, Matt showed his consistency and maturity to clinch the overall title.

It was an especially proud moment because Matt has raced with us since 2014, spending four years on our development programme and winning the junior world championships in 2017, before progressing onto our factory team.

Embodying the professionalism and work ethic needed to succeed at the top of the sport, we were delighted to see Matt realise one of his career ambitions.

Matt’s aspirations remain high for 2021 as he looks to remain a regular podium contender, fighting for the overall and working toward his first ever world cup race victory.

Veronika Widmann

Veronika Widmann

Our new signing for 2021, Veronika Widmann joins Madison Saracen after enjoying podium success in the 2019 season.

Her first factory team ride, Widmann unfortunately missed the 2020 season after sustaining an injury at the world championships, but that has only motivated her return to racing in 2021.

Jordan Williams

Jordan Williams

Our development rider, Jordan steps up to the junior category in 2021 and follows in the tracks of Matt Walker.

As a first year junior, Jordan will compete in the world cup for the first time, experiencing the demands of the circuit and serving his apprenticeship.

Supporting young British talent is something that Saracen has done since the start and underlines our commitment of providing every opportunity for the next generation of British downhill.