EMBARGO UNTIL THURSDAY 4 JANUARY 2024, 6:30 PM CET – The Canyon CLLCTV is starting 2024 with a bang, welcoming one of the fastest riders in the men's DH field to the team: Thibaut Daprela. 

Daprela portrait.jpg
  • jpg

At just 22 years old, Thibaut has already racked up an impressive list of wins. From multiple Elite World Cup victories to clinching the overall title twice as a junior, Daprela’s mind-blowing pace and aggressive riding style have delivered incredible results. 

“I’m very proud to be part of the Canyon CLLCTV. It’s a big family with multiple champions and results. The energy and technology that Canyon brings into the race world are amazing, and it’s the spirit I’m looking for. I am stoked to start the season with my CLLCTV Factory DH team mates. Also, it’s a great opportunity to be working with Gabe Fox and Fabien Barel, who have huge experience on the World Cup scene. I’m excited for this new chapter and already feeling at home on the bike. Let the fun begin!" - Thibaut Daprela 

Canyon’s passion for gravity racing has been fueling the brand’s MTB product and innovation for over a decade. Working with the fastest riders on the planet enables Canyon to continue pushing the limits and driving future developments. 

“It is a great opportunity for our factory team to welcome Thibaut with his young age next to experienced riders like Troy and Luca. I have been following Thibaut's progression for many years, and his passion to win and determination are unmatched. I believe we have an incredibly strong team for 2024, and I deeply look forward to the coming season." - Fabien Barel, Canyon CLLCTV Team Mentor. 

Daprela and his Canyon CLLCTV DH team mates will be supported by handpicked partners in their search for wins and podiums around the globe. SRAM, RockShox, Troy Lee Designs, DT Swiss, Maxxis, Crankbrothers, Ergon, Maurten, Dynamic Bike Care, E-13, Chris King, and Albek will support the team in 2024. 

There are 17 weeks to wait until the 2024 season kicks off. Follow all the action from the team at Canyon CLLCTV Instagram and follow Thibaut at Thibaut Daprela Instagram

Daprela w Sender CFR portrait.jpg
  • jpg
Daprela and Barel 2.jpg
  • jpg
Daprela jersey.jpg
  • jpg

Here's a glimpse at IG Reel planned for Thibaut's announcement at 18:30 CET.

thibautannounce reel IG.mp4


1. All images and video are rights free and available for use on your channels.

About Canyon

Canyon is one of the most innovative bike brands in the world. The concept began in founder Roman Arnold’s garage and grew to be the world’s largest direct-to-customer manufacturer of road bikes, mountain bikes, triathlon bikes, gravel bikes, hybrid bikes, and electric bikes.

Canyon have earned their glowing reputation for innovation through consistently using advanced materials, thinking, and technology. The iconic Canyon design is easy to identify. Alongside being boldly competitive and ever-expanding, they are committed to making the global cycling community accessible for every rider.

While Canyon partners with some of the finest athletes on the planet, their mission, ‘Inspire to Ride’, highlights how they work to promote the power of cycling to everyone.

Canyon products are exclusively available online at

Contact details

Related topics

Subscribe to news

Are you a journalist or do you work for a publication?
Subscribe to get access to exclusive news.


Receive Canyon news on your RSS reader.

Or subscribe through Atom URL manually