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German brand adds second professional team alongside continued partnership with Katusha

Spanish professional cycling team Movistar will switch from Pinarello to Canyon bikes in 2014, in a move that sees the German manufacturer increasing its presence in the pro peloton to two teams, continuing to support Katusha.

Pictures have been released this week of the newly livered Canyon bikes with Movistar logos. The team will continue to use Campagnolo groupsets and matching wheels. The Spanish team have retained Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana for next season.

The company will continue to sponsor Katusha, in a deal that has been running since 2012, making them one of only a few brands to sponsor more than one team, the others being Specialized and Scott. Canyon have been in the pro peloton since 2007, when they first entered the pro peloton with Unibet.com, before partnering with Omega Pharma-Lotto in 2009.

We’ll start to see a lot of the new 2014 team bikes and kit over the following weeks as most teams are currently at their first training camps where they’ll dishing out new equipment for the riders to start training on in preparation for next season. So watch this space, we'll keep you updated. 

David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.

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koko56 [330 posts] 3 years ago
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Wheeeeew

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Danzxer [82 posts] 3 years ago
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Wow, that's just well... not pretty.

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Super Domestique [1615 posts] 3 years ago
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Nice but I preferred the Pina.

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Metjas [362 posts] 3 years ago
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Froomey, you've been warned. Quintana and Valverde on a Canyon bike, forget about marginal gains, this is about major and real gains*

*disclosure - I ride a Canyon

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georgee [177 posts] 3 years ago
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Hmmmm.... Germans ban coverage of the TDF because of doping but a german manufacturer now backs a Spanish as well as a russian race team, all Canyon now need is to throw bikes at Astana and they've got the full suite!

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jamesfifield [110 posts] 3 years ago
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Much prefer this to the Pinarello [puts on tin hat]

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JuiceQC [9 posts] 3 years ago
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Sky moving to Specialized? Who's left for Pin ?

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bblolwut [10 posts] 3 years ago
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canyon need a logo change to make it look anywhere near decent!

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VeloPeo [353 posts] 3 years ago
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JuiceQC wrote:

Sky moving to Specialized? Who's left for Pin ?

Sky just renewed with Pinarello for another 3 years

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allez neg [496 posts] 3 years ago
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I hear Pinarello are doing specific Team Sky Tour of Britain bikes with asymmetric frames and forks to account for us riding on the left side of the road. Marginal gains and all that.

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Ham-planet [112 posts] 3 years ago
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At least there's no TLD on this one.

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DeanF316 [136 posts] 3 years ago
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It's sure to be half the price of a pinarello or less.

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Yorkshie Whippet [602 posts] 3 years ago
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Hmm, shame I've just ordered a new frame. Me like alot!

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dgcorp [16 posts] 3 years ago
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I almost bought a Canyon AL Di2 bike a year or so ago (wishing I had now, as it was a crazy bargain).

Apart from the 'Superbikes' (Factor Vis Vires you will be mine one day), it's the brand I most want to own right now.

I just hope all this 'sponsorship' malarky doesn't cause the price of their bikes to elevate too much. Or that I win the lottery sometime soon and an 'Ultimate CF SLX' becomes my everyday bike.

P.S. I'm really not sure what I'd do if someone wanted to give me a Team Movistar Canyon as that colour scheme is not quite my taste  7

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koko56 [330 posts] 3 years ago
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Ham-planet wrote:

At least there's no TLD on this one.

What's TLD?

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cllr hodgen [41 posts] 3 years ago
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Teenage mutant ninja cyclists!!!  19

Looks good! Maybe because Campag have hidden that bulbous battery from the frame...!?

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gthornton101 [145 posts] 3 years ago
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I like it! However, I also ride a Canyon so obvious bias.

They need to colour the seatpost in Movistar blue though!  16

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Flying Scot [936 posts] 3 years ago
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Glad to see them sticking with Campag.