To kick-off a brand new collection on Cyclingnews we stuck up with Irish sprinter Sam Bennett to check out all of his race equipment for 2020.
After just lately becoming a member of Deceuninck-QuickStep from Bora-Hansgrohe, Sam Bennett can be hoping to kick the season off with a win in Sunday’s Schwalbe Vintage criterium, forward of his first WorldTour trip in new colors on the Excursion Down Underneath.
Whilst his motorcycle logo stays the similar as closing yr, with each groups furnished with Specialised’s fleet of street motorcycles, Bennett’s new group sees a number of latest sponsors supplying his clothes and accessories.
Whilst now we have already reported that he’s going to be tackling Sunday’s crit aboard the Specialised Allez Dash aluminium motorcycle, Bennett has his complete fleet of race motorcycles with him right here in Adelaide.
The Irish sprinter is pictured right here together with his S-Works Tarmac, Specialised’s light-weight street race motorcycle, he additionally has the S-Works Venge aero motorcycle on-site. We are simply a Roubaix clear of a Specialised royal flush.
Like Bennett’s former group, Deceuninck-QuickStep additionally use helmets from Specialised. Forward of as of late’s recon experience within the Australian solar, Bennett has opted for the S-Works Be successful II helmet, however for race days, we predict Bennett will take the velocity features presented by way of Specialised’s Evade II aero helmet.
The Deceuninck-QuickStep riders’ Specialised helmets are handled to the total suite of security features. The MIPS SL liner is helping to provide better breathability with out sacrificing the multi-directional have an effect on coverage that includes the slip liner. There is additionally the ANGi crash-detection sensor fixed onto the pinnacle cradle of the retention machine.
A transformation in eyewear sponsor sees Bennett’s choosing Oakley Radar EV Trail with the Prizm Sapphire lens for as of late’s recon experience. He is additionally been noticed dressed in Oakley Jawbreakers this week, however no matter his selection, it is palms over straps each and every time.
Bennett’s new Deceuninck QuickStep equipment is supplied by way of Vermarc. This, their PR.R jersey, is a light-weight short-sleeve summer season jersey.
A customized colourway honours Bennett’s win within the Irish street championships, with a inexperienced horizontal band around the abdomen. Sponsors quilt the chest, with the 2 title-sponsors, Deceuninck Home windows and QuickStep Flooring, being given probably the most real-estate.
The similar two manufacturers are given prominence at the group’s Vermarc P.R bib shorts too, with the hem of the shorts wearing extra Irish stripes for the Irish champ.
With shoes being 2d most effective to saddles in the case of private desire, every now and then even the most productive biking footwear do not suit your ft, and when you find yourself being paid to put on them, it may be a hard downside to triumph over. Whilst some riders are pressured to sweat it out in overshoes all season, Bennett has been handled to a customized model of the S-Works 7 footwear. Variations come with an built in stretch panel at the outdoor of the 5th metatarsal, and the tongue is changed with a softer-edged model.
Deceuninck-Quickstep have just lately introduced a two-year partnership with Wahoo, so maximum riders are nonetheless working out their new GPS biking computer systems. Bennett, on the other hand, is a well-established ‘Wahooligan’, having used Wahoo head gadgets for plenty of years at his former group.