Telephone squad will use the renowned models from the German firm, which will put their high-end materials at the service of the Spanish team
The Movistar Team will ride on Canyon bikes as of 2014, one of the most prestigious brands in the world offering their models to the telephone squad. The riders are already training on the German firm’s machines before their debut at the Tour Down Under (Australia) and the Tour de San Luis (Argentina), the first two stops of a long schedule for the squad managed by Eusebio Unzué.
Canyon will be bringing the Movistar Team their best materials after intense development on the R&D base of their headqaurters in Koblenz, always in permanent contact with the squad’s members to achieve the best efficiency on their bikes. In 2014, the Movistar Team will use three of the high-end models from Canyon. For road races, riders will be able to choose between two machines: the Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 TEAM MOV or the Aeroad CF 9.0 TEAM MOV, while the model for time trials will be the Speedmax CF 9.0 TEAM MOV. All of them are customised with the team’s corporative colours.
Canyon’s founder and CEO Roman Arnold looks forward to a long and successful partnership: “Our philosophy at Canyon is simple: we want to build the best bike in the world. We are therefore extremely proud that in 2014 we are supplying the Spanish based Movistar Team with fully branded models from the Canyon range. Eusebio Unzué’s Movistar Team is the perfect match for us, they had an outstanding year in 2013. Here at Canyon, we cannot wait for the 2014 season to get underway and we are absolutely thrilled that these world-class athletes will be on the start line riding our very best bikes.”
Canyon was founded in 1985 as Radsport Arnold and later renamed as Canyon Bicycles GmbH in 2001. The company sells its bikes under the brand Canyon since 1996. It develops, builds and serves as direct retailer of road, mountain and triathlon, as well as accessories and bike wear, offering the product right to its customer with no intermediaries. Canyon has been awarded more than 100 prizes and bike test trophies in the last few years, including the Design Prize from the Federal Republic of Germany, the IF Awards, the Red Dot Awards plus 33 prizes as ‘Bike of the Year’ (Mountainbike and Roadbike magazines.)