Santa Cruz Bids Adieu to Greg Minaar [Watch]

Greg Minaar is moving on from the Santa Cruz Syndicate after 16 years of downhill racing.
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After 16 years, three World Championship titles and 17 individual World Cup wins as an athlete for the Santa Cruz Syndicate, South African Greg Minaar is moving on. Santa Cruz Bicycles announced the news yesterday on their Instagram.

“After 16 epic years of racing, puzzling, and making incredible memories together, Greg Minnaar is hanging up his Syndicate jersey. We wish Greg nothing but the best, and want to extend a huge thanks for everything he and the Santa Cruz Syndicate have accomplished together. From the dominant 00’s to his current status as the Greatest Of All Time. It’s been one hell of a ride.”

Minaar hasn’t made any announcements yet, as far as if he’s racing with a new team next year or if he’ll retire. At 42-years-old, he still had two top-10 results in the 2023 season. Santa Cruz also published a podcast with Minaar to close out his chapter there.