founder of Velosolutions and Pump for Peace, Claudio Caluori and Swiss professional marathon racer, national champion and 5 x Cape Epic winner, Ariane Lüthi.
The aim is to take down as many barriers as possible for the future generation of mountain bikers in their countries around the world.
“The idea of a Pump for Peace racing team has been there for a while, but we didn't actually plan on making it happen already for 2022. When Ariane found out that Faranak was struggling to register for the World Cups, she called me just two weeks before Christmas, while I was laying asphalt on a pump track at the Syrian border in Turkey: - Why don’t we register a UCI team to get Faranak to the World Cups? As you can see, I agreed, and as you can imagine, this was a tiny little bit late to look for sponsors, which is why we are going to announce them as soon as we’ve found them.” Claudio Caluori
The Pump for Peace and Velosolutions vision remains the same, connecting the world one rider at a time to facilitate building a brave new world through sport. One where there is more joy, more health, more equality, more acceptance, more tolerance, and even if that is just one step a day in the direction of that brave new world. It is a step worth taking daily. This is our next step.