Arkéa-Samsic has introduced that the staff will probably be using Canyon motorcycles for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. The French staff makes the transfer from Spanish logo BH, whose motorcycles they raced on in 2019.
The Professional Continental squad had in the past raced on Glance motorcycles between 2015 and 2018, at which level they and the French producer strangely terminated their partnership forward of the Excursion de France.
Arkéa will use the total vary of the German corporate’s motorcycles, together with the Final mountaineering motorcycle, the Aeroad aero motorcycle and the Speedmax time trial motorcycle. Of their announcement, the staff confirmed off an Final CF SLX decked out in French color scheme for nationwide champion Warren Barguil.
Canyon already provides two different males’s skilled groups, in addition to most sensible ladies’s WorldTour staff Canyon-SRAM.
Mathieu van der Poel’s Corendon-Circus squad makes use of the emblem throughout 3 disciplines, whilst Movistar – the previous staff of Arkéa’s new celebrity signing Nairo Quintana – additionally rides Canyon motorcycles. The folding Katusha-Alpecin staff extensively utilized the emblem for the previous a number of years.
“Now we have signed a two-year maintain Canyon – a top class and an cutting edge, confirmed logo with years of enjoy at the skilled circuit,” stated Arkéa-Samsic basic supervisor Emmanuel Hubert within the staff press free up.
“The partnership will permit our riders to get pleasure from Canyon’s world-class, curring-edge motorcycles and tech from the beginning of 2002. We are in point of fact proud and excited so to paintings so carefully with an trade chief like Canyon and to constitute them within the professional racing ranks.
“Canyon have racing of their DNA and are continuously striving to hone and best their motorcycles and era. Operating along with them most effective strengthens our standing as a robust staff with giant ambitions for the longer term, and the will to protected giant effects on the international’s greatest races.”
In addition to a brand new motorcycle spouse, Arkéa-Samsic has a cadre of recent riders for 2020. Quintana is the most important title to enroll in the squad, whilst Winner Anacona additionally joins from Movistar, and Nairo’s brother Dayer makes the transfer from Neri Sottoli-Selle Italia. Sprinter Nacer Bouhanni has additionally signed for the staff after 5 years at Cofidis.
Dan McLay (EF Training First), Diego Rosa (Staff Ineos), Thomas Boudat (General Direct Énergie), Łukasz Owsian (CCC Staff), Christophe Noppe and Benjamin Declercq (each Game Vlaanderen-Baloise) additionally transfer to the squad as sprinter André Greipel strikes on and 5 extra riders are retiring.
“With Warren Barguil, Nairo Quintana and Nacer Bouhanni, we have were given a skilled line-up for the approaching season who will probably be bringing a intensity of ability, enjoy and management to the street,” stated Roman Arnold, founder and CEO of Canyon.
“I will be able to’t wait to begin taking part with Arkéa-Samsic, as a result of they’re a staff who percentage our personal singular center of attention – dedicating the whole thing to reaching good stuff.”
Together with the transfer from BH to Canyon, there also are a couple of different adjustments to Arkéa’s 2020 motorcycle, with Canyon’s personal built-in handlebar and stem changing the Imaginative and prescient cockpit of 2019. The staff additionally appears to be like to transferring on from Vittoria tyres, Prologo saddles and FFWD wheels to Continental, Selle Italia and Shimano respectively.