Canyon to sponsor Movistar team next year

German brand adds second professional team alongside continued partnership with Katusha

by David Arthur   December 4, 2013  

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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. 

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Wheeeeew

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posted by koko56 [334 posts]
4th December 2013 - 17:47

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Wow, that's just well... not pretty.

posted by Jakal79 [55 posts]
4th December 2013 - 18:04

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Nice but I preferred the Pina.

posted by Super Domestique [1655 posts]
4th December 2013 - 18:25

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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

posted by Metjas [313 posts]
4th December 2013 - 19:13

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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!

posted by georgee [140 posts]
4th December 2013 - 19:41

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Much prefer this to the Pinarello [puts on tin hat]

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posted by jamesfifield [94 posts]
4th December 2013 - 20:59

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

posted by JuiceQC [9 posts]
4th December 2013 - 21:27

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canyon need a logo change to make it look anywhere near decent!

posted by bblolwut [6 posts]
4th December 2013 - 21:39

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JuiceQC wrote:
Sky moving to Specialized? Who's left for Pin ?

Sky just renewed with Pinarello for another 3 years

posted by VeloPeo [222 posts]
4th December 2013 - 21:44

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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.

posted by allez neg [4 posts]
4th December 2013 - 23:14

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At least there's no TLD on this one.

posted by Ham-planet [103 posts]
5th December 2013 - 6:05

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It's sure to be half the price of a pinarello or less.

posted by DeanF316 [105 posts]
5th December 2013 - 7:06

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Hmm, shame I've just ordered a new frame. Me like alot!

posted by Yorkshie Whippet [344 posts]
5th December 2013 - 9:22

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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 Confused

posted by dgcorp [10 posts]
5th December 2013 - 23:11

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Ham-planet wrote:
At least there's no TLD on this one.

What's TLD?

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posted by koko56 [334 posts]
5th December 2013 - 23:56

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Teenage mutant ninja cyclists!!! Devil

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

posted by cllr hodgen [45 posts]
6th December 2013 - 9:18

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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! Cool

posted by gthornton101 [69 posts]
6th December 2013 - 14:01

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Glad to see them sticking with Campag.

All Campag

posted by Flying Scot [676 posts]
7th December 2013 - 10:00

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