Canadian Gunnar Holmgren, 2023 Pan American Champion MTB, joins the KMC Team!
Huisseling, Netherlands November 9, 2023
Gunnar Holmgren, 2023 Pan American Champion MTB, joins the KMC Team!
Canadian rider Gunnar Holmgren (DOB June 23, 1999) will enforce the KMC Mountainbike Racing Team in 2024. This season was the 2nd year in the elite category for Gunnar and he showed his strength with some remarkable strong results.
Several top 20 finishes in the UCI World Series, he won Canada’s first medal of the 2023 Pan Am Games and he finished 5th at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games test event.
Gunnar started riding at age of 5, he competed in mountain bike, road and cyclocross races. Gunnar comes from a sportive family, his mother Lisa Holmgren was a mountainbike racer herself and his father was national coach. Two of his sisters, Isabella and Ava, are also professional cyclists.
We are happy that Gunnar joins our team next year and we look forward to see him riding in the KMC colors.
Bart Brentjens, Team Manager of KMC Mountainbike Racing Team:
“Gunnar Holmgren is a very strong talented Elite rider from Canada. Gunnar already showed his strength this year by several strong performances in XCC and XCO. Gunnar is from a a real cycling family and they understand what it means to be a world class rider. If everything goes well, Gunnar will represent Canada at the Olympic Games in Paris 2024. Besides Gunnar’s ambition to perform well he is also a very nice person. I’m really looking forward to work together with him.”
Gunnar Holmgren, international mountainbiker and winner of the 2023 Pan Am Games:
“I am excited to be riding for the KMC team next year after coming off a successful season. Riding for a European based team will be a big change for me which I am looking forward to. I am motivated to take this next step in my career and I believe KMC is the right team to take me there.”
Gunnar Holmgren (UCI Ranking 36) best results so far:
2023 Pan American Games 1st
2023 American Continental Championships XCO 2nd
2023 American Continental Championships XCC 3rd
2023 UCI World Series XCC Andorra 12th
2023 UCI World Series XCO Snowshoe USA 15th
2023 Paris 2024 Test Event 5th
2021 National Championships XCO U23 1st
– Next year ! The Olympic Mountainbike races on July 28 and 29 –
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