One year after its creation, the UCI team BLACKJACK FACTORY RACING is growing up with partnerships and new goals.


In this season, the team which results from a partnership between the brand BLACKJACK Wheels and the European downhill champion Francisco Pardal is planning compete the full DHI World Cup Series and, for the first time, some EWS and E-EWS races. In the beginning of the year, the calendar was very ambitious and full of races, but unfortunately the Covid-19 changed all the initial plans. However Francisco is training hard to be ready for the first race!


About the partnerships, we also have some exciting news. In 2020, Francisco Pardal will ride Canyon bikes, due to a collaboration with Canyon factory by Collective. Another great novelty is the inclusion of a mechanic, bringing experience and expertise to the team!


“The creation of the team in the last season was a great experience for everyone involved. This year, despite all the constraints caused by Covid-19, the goal is to take a step forward by participating in some EWS and E-EWS races. We want to be present in different MTB categories and have the opportunity to share with all the cycle lovers the spirit of Blackjack brand: pedalling 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.”

Diogo Marques (Head of Marketing BLACKJACK)


“I am so stoked to have the opportunity to be part of the project again! It has been an incredible experience to be part of the development of the carbon wheels for MTB and a huge honour to work with Blackjack. The team gave me all the support and we have an excellent relationship. I think for the 2020 season our team is stronger, with new partnerships and specialized staff members that bring know-how and experience to the team. This way I can focus only on racing and achieve better results!”