BLACKJACK FACTORY RACING is the name of the first Portuguese international UCI downhill team, which results from a partnership between the brand BLACKJACK Wheels and the European downhill champion Francisco Pardal.

During 2019 season, Francisco Pardal will represent BLACKJACK FACTORY RACING in several national and international competitions. The provisional calendar includes participation in the following events:
– 8 stages of the DH World Cup
– World Championship DH
– Crankworks Events
– European Championship DH
– National Championship DH


“For BLACKJACK, the creation of this team represents the brand’s desire to share adventures, ambitions and achievements with all cyclists, pedaling side by side with them to make possible the impossible. For us there are no limits, we work daily to overcome ourselves and we want to inspire the community to share our ambition. The partnership with Francisco comes to reinforce this way of being, since he is European title champion and we want to ride alongside the best.”

Diogo Marques (Head of Marketing BLACKJACK)


“I am very happy to be part of this project and to be linked to a brand as strong as BLACKJACK. It’s going to be a year with lots of races and I’m pretty motivated. I can not wait to start competing with the team’s new colors and presenting the new sponsors!”