BUFF®-MEGAMO TEAM READY TO TAKE ON 2024 SEASON
Fresh faces and veteran riders from all over the world bring new energy in continued pursuit of their goal to be XCM’s benchmark team.
We don’t just make accessories for sport, sport is woven into the very fibers of what we do. This year, we’re proud to once again support the incredible athletes that make up the BUFF®-MEGAMO cycling team. Our commitment to promoting sustainability, championing outdoor sports and sharing our love of bikes is represented by this team of pedal-powering superhumans from all over the globe. After an epic 2023 season in the saddle, we couldn’t be more excited to join them for what’s set to be one hell of a ride in 2024.
BUFF®-MEGAMO are a world-leading, international Cross Country Marathon (XCM) MTB team, competing in some of the most prestigious (and gnarliest) cycle races on the planet. The XCM format is a grueling combination of long-distance gravel, mountain and road cycling requiring incredible endurance, stamina, and maybe just a dash of madness. With an exciting lineup of returning athletes, veterans and newcomers to the team, 2024 will see the team continue in hot pursuit of their goal.
“We are as excited this year as we were at the beginning. The goals remain the same: to become XCM's benchmark team and try to improve on last year's results at international championship level and Cape Epic, both in men and women.” ”
The BUFF®-MEGAMO team are united by a bold but simple mission – to be the best – but their purpose transcends just podiums. They’re here for the experience; the blood, sweat and tears that shapes us as athletes, the highs and lows that connect us with one another, and the suffering and euphoria that can only be found on the world’s toughest trails!
“We’re really looking forward to seeing what this new season has in store for us. Let's hope that the combination between veterans and new riders will allow us to see the team fighting for titles while inspiring the fans and making them feel like a real part of the team.” ”
MEET THE TEAM
The BUFF®-MEGAMO XCM team is made up of 7 elite athletes from 5 different countries and represents some of the most impressive talent in both women’s and men’s cycling. Get to know them a bit better…
WOUT ALLEMAN – BELGIUM – 1ST YEAR
BUFF®-MEGAMO welcomes 27-year-old Belgian Wout to the team for 2024. Following an incredible 2023 season during which Wout won both the European Championship and Belgium Championship respectively, bagged a stage win at the Cape Epic and a 2nd position overall in the Swiss Epic, it’s easy to see that Wout is one of the most talented XCM riders in the world. @woutalleman
JANINA WÜST – SWITZERLAND – 2ND YEAR
Continuing as an integral part of the team for a second year, Janina is an exceptional athlete who not only performs, but enjoys every moment on the bike. Having claimed 2nd position in the 2022 European Championships, Janina went on to win a number of high-profile races including the Andorra Epic, Volcat, Leyenda Tartessos and a 2nd place Mediterranean Epic. Last year Janina decided to focus primarily on XCM, and her presence in the BUFF-MEGAMO® lineup cements our status as a world-class team in the women’s Marathon. @janina.wuest
ROSA VAN DOORN – NETHERLANDS – 1ST YEAR
At just 23 years old, Dutch athlete Rosa has a bright future ahead of her and is the BUFF®-MEGAMO ticket to growth and progress! 2023 saw Rosa claim runner-up at XCM, Dutch champion in the U23’s XCO 2023 and second place at the Costa Blanca Bike Race. Fully committed to the MTB modality and focused on marathon cycling, 2024 is Rosa’s year to evolve and learn as part of the BUFF®-MEGAMO team, and to take another step forward in her already exceptional career. @rosa_vandoorn
ENRIQUE MORCILLO – SPAIN – 8TH YEAR
This 33-year-old native of Ibiza is a veteran of the team, with eight seasons with BUFF®️-MEGAMO already under his belt. Enrique has reached some milestones recently, including a 2nd position in Andalucía Bike 2023 and winning overall in the Titan Desert Arabia race. Last year also saw him start to perform well in gravel, where we are confident we will see him more often in the coming years. Another multi-skilled member of the team, Enrique is passionate not only about cycling, but also about sailing. @morcillo_e
HANS BECKING – NETHERLANDS – 4TH YEAR
It’s hard for Dutch biker Hans to top his spectacular seasons of previous years – but we think he can! With numerous victories and podiums in 2022 and 2023 including stage wins at Cape Epic and 3rd position overall, victories and podiums in Volcat, Andalucía Bike Race, Brazil Ride and the Swiss Epic to his name, and 2024 will see him wear the Dutch national jersey once again. We’re excited to have him on the BUFF®-MEGAMO team for a fourth year. @hansbecking
JOSÉ DIAS – PORTUGAL – 4TH YEAR
Another familiar face of BUFF®-MEGAMO, this will be José’s fourth season on the team. José started his career as he meant to go on, claiming 3rd place in the World Champions at just 21, followed by multiple podiums and 3rd place in the Cape Epic in the years that followed. Now 29-years-old, he is the current Portuguese National Champion. Together with teammate Hans, he has shown an amazing level of skill and performance and is a well-established and integral cog in the gear! @jose_dias31
PABLO RODRÍGUEZ – SPAIN – 1ST YEAR
30-year-old Spanish cyclist Pablo already knows well the feeling of being on the XCO World Championship podium. As an U23, he became Vice World Champion and already has a very solid career foundation in XCO. With previous experience in Cape Epic and Andalucía Bike Race, Pablo is focused on XCM for 2024 and will bring new energy to the BUFF®-MEGAMO team. @pablorodriguezguede
It’s shaping up to be another demanding year for the team, with a busy and challenging schedule of events. Want to know what the BUFF®-MEGAMO athletes will be getting up to in 2024? Check out the event calendar to see where they’ll be and when.
- Leyenda de Tartessos
- Mediterranean Epic
- Andalucía Bike Race
- Cape Epic
- 4 Islands
- World Cups
- Andorra Epic
- Swiss Epic
- Brasil Ride
BUFF®-MEGAMO collection includes our best-loved Original Multifunctional Neckwear for performance and versatility that you can always rely on, a sleek and helmet-compatible headband, stashable Pack Cycle Cap and a Trucker Cap for winding down or basking in those ‘podium moments’. A sporty aesthetic, innovative product design and cutting-edge sustainable fabric technology combines with the BUFF®-MEGAMO logo, so you can perform at your best while showing your support for this world-class team.
Stay up-to-date with the latest BUFF®-MEGAMO news, be inspired by epic videos and get to know the team a little better by following them on Instagram and YouTube: @buffmegamoteam