Composed of a roster of elite athletes who combine the unique gifts of unmatched horsepower and razor-like bike handling skills, the Santa Cruz/FSA program is staged to conquer the highest level of UCI Cross Country racing. If the 2022 season was any indication, the squad will be firing on all cylinders for seasons to come and posing podium threats anytime they toe the start line.
Luca Braidot

Luca Braidot

The newest first-time XC World Cup winner, Braidot scored a stunning victory at the Lenzerheide World Cup race in July 2022, boosting past the charging field on the last lap to win a sprint finish. The Italian and member of the Santa Cruz-FSA Team has had some incredible results in his career, including a 4th-place at the 2021 World Champs, but this result marks the pinnacle of his racing career.

Discipline: Cross Country Country: Italy Rides: Reserve 28|XC
Maxime Marotte

Maxime Marotte

Maxime represents the newest member of the Santa Cruz-FSA team and brings with a wealth of results and experience to the younger riders. 4th at the 2016 Olympics, 3rd overall in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 season. The former French National Championship racer from the Alsace region is currently ranked 7th in the UCI XCO rankings and looking to improve on the previous World Cup seasons.

Discipline: Cross Country Country: France Rides: Reserve 28|XC
Martina Berta

Martina Berta

A first-year member of the Santa Cruz-FSA team, Martina is attacking her second year as an elite XCO racer. The former Junior World Champion (2015 in Andorra) and U23 World Cup Winner (2019) will once again be hunting results and the top step of the podium.

Discipline: Cross Country Country: Italy Rides: Reserve 28|XC
Greta Seiwald

Greta Seiwald

As a U23 racer in 2019, Greta scored a number of top-10 results and secured her foothold at highest level of World Cup cross country racing. As the longest running team of the Santa Cruz-FSA team, she’s poised to take on her first year racing elite in the UCI XCO and continue hunting podium finishes.

Discipline: Cross Country Country: Italy Rides: Reserve 28|XC