30 January 2011

Let’s give our top riders best possible support, enable them racing on the highest level and push them to make better results. As simple as that. This is how the team was born and after three years we are now closer than ever to our goal. A lot of passion and out-of-the-box thinking was invested into the team, but sponsors and most of all riders shared our vision and this is how Unior Tools Team for season 2011 was born.

Our vision is supported by title sponsor Unior d.d., one of the biggest European hand tools manufacturers with worldwide reputation. Unior Tools Team will have to work hard and have some good results to match that reputation, but we are getting there. In the second year as an UCI MTB Team we have five amazing riders on our team, now with really international line-up from Slovenia, Greece and England. Ambitions are higher than ever and we definitely are the team that can say that we have the tools to achieve them … and still have fun doing it!

The 2011 team lineup is (click here for complete team profile):

Harry Heath (UK)
Nejc Rutar (SLO)
Žiga Pandur (SLO)
Neža Knez (SLO)
Maria Michalogiannaki (GRE)

Team staff:
Tine Mahkovec (team manager)
Grega Stopar (PR, photo, assistant team manager)
Rok Jurca (mechanic)

In 2011 we are also strongly supported by Trek Bikes and SRAM components. Please check all our partners for 2011 in Partners section.

Unior Tools Team is managed by Cycling club Rajd from Slovenia, one of the biggest and most active MTB clubs in Slovenia. Club activities include management of the BMX track, big gravity & endurance team, event organization, riding schools, camps, workshops for riders of all ages ...

17 December 2010

A sneak peek into Unior's 2011 calendar! In the next days, we'll have a small prize question game on our Facebook page, and one of this calendars will go to the choosen one! Stay tuned on FB!


09 December 2010

Make sure you get the latest Unior bike tools catalog. Besides many of the new products, you can find great pictures from our riders, all made by our photographer Grega from 2010 season.


15 November 2010    video  

Finally, we have a video from this year's Fort William World Cup, check it out!

12 September 2010

Žiga Pandur 3rd, Žan Jurca 4th, Jan Cestnik 5th and Kristjan Vreček at 7th position! Great results for all the guys, their local clubs and for sure for our team!

05 September 2010

Biggest bicycle show on the World is just behind us, again with good presentation of Unior bicycle tools. The company has displayed full range of tools plus some new products like new repair stand and bottom bracket wrench for Campagnolo. New catalogue was also available - it includes full lineup of tools and many pictures of our riders! Next chance to see and try the range will be on the Interbike show in Las Vegas USA later in the month.


New bike stand, yeah!

Toys for big kids...

31 August 2010

On foot inspection today. Hot, sunny, no bears so far. Tomorrow first trainings in all disciplines, today opening ceremony.

Big jumps on the 4cross track.

Ready for dinner!

Pump track ready for saturdays fun race.

DH course preview.

Pump track, niiiiice.

Rocky section on the 4cross track.

30 August 2010
Another racing weekend is over. Neža raced world cup in USA and finished in 12th position and 16th final overall after 7 world cups. Although 12th place is not bad, Neža's goal is offcourse top 8 result, so she is going fully motivated to Canada this weekend to World Championships. More on that soon!
Žiga Pandur raced in Croatia this weekend, chasing some UCI points at Class2 race in Psunj. He finished in 3rd position and returned home with a pack of uci points.
Žiga on the podium, foto: Vjekoslav Ivčević/
Neža in Windham, training.