The currently best Spanish professional cyclists, Joaquin Rodriguez (Katusha) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) will be on bikes from Koblenz this season. As early as autumn 2013, Eusebio Unzué, manager of the Movistar team, announced that he was ending his collaboration with the Italian bicycle manufacturer Pinarello after more than a quarter of a century. The new outfitter has been known since today.
"We are very proud to be able to equip another top team from 2014."
In addition to the Russian WorldTour team Katusha, the world's best WorldTour team at the moment will also be on Canyon. "Our philosophy is to build the best bike in the world, so we are very proud to be able to outfit another top team from 2014. Eusebio Unzué's Movistar team is a great fit for us, having had an exhilarating season in 2013 and currently ranked number one in the UCI WorldTour rankings. The entire Canyon crew is excited about the start of the 2014 season and we are very happy that with Team Movistar absolute world-class athletes are starting on our best bikes”, says Roman Arnold, Managing Director of the Koblenz-based company.
In addition to Valverde, last season's shooting star, Colombian Nairo Quintana, will also be riding a Canyons Ultimate CF SLX 9.0. The team will also be able to use the Aeroad CF 9.0 and the Speedmax CF 9.0. The bikes come with Campagnolo wheels and Great Record EPScomponents, fi'zi:k saddles, Canyon handlebar stem combinations and Continental tires. Diadora will also be on board as a new sponsor and will provide the shoes for the drivers. The clothing is now from Endura. [Link]