Canyon Reveals Bikes for Team Movistar
The Movistar Team will ride on Canyon bikes as of 2014, after the team decided to part ways with Pinarello at the conclusion of last season. Contrary to Pinarello, Canyon bikes are not sold in bike shops but rather ordered online on Canyon's Web site. The direct retailer develops its road, triathlon and mountain bikes in its headquarters in Koblenz, Germany.
In close partnership with members of the Movistar Team, Canyon's research & development department in Koblenz has used the Fall and Winter months to prepare three bike models for the team. The cooperation between the team's riders and Canyon's R&D department is planned to continue in 2014 where Canyon is hoping to receive valuable feedback from Movistar riders such as Nairo Quintana, John Gadret, Alejandro Valverde, and Adriano Malori which it can then use to further improve its bikes.
In the coming season the Movistar team is scheduled to use three of Canyon's high-end bike models. For road races the professional riders will be able to choose between the Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 TEAM MOV and the Aeroad CF 9.0 TEAM MOV, while the Speedmax CF 9.0 TEAM MOV will be deployed in individual and team time trials. All three models are customized to match the team's well-known blue and green colors.
Canyon founder and CEO Roman Arnold is looking forward to a long and mutually beneficial business 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 Spain-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."