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The shared passion to make the difference leads to exciting SCOTT & Team Sunweb partnership

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From the 2021 season onwards, the athletes of Team Sunweb’s Men, Women and Development Programs will race on SCOTT bicycles. The iconic, Swiss based global bike brand with American heritage and the WorldTeam today proudly present their partnership.

SCOTT’s large world class engineering team has designed some of the fastest road bikes to date and is fully committed to never settling for the current standard but keep setting new standards for road, aero and time trial bikes.

Team Sunweb’s DNA is very much similar, its distinguished elite sports approach has built a reputation as the “keep challenging” model and is even visually illustrated by its iconic central two stripes on the race kit. These two ever rising stripes reflect the passion to always keep improving, one stripe to show the continuous progress of the athletes and specialists, and the other stripe to reflect the continuous development of the modern performance environment in which they operate. This aligns well with with SCOTT’s “NO SHORTCUTS” approach, to always strive for new ways to make their bikes faster.

For the global high performance bicycle brand and the pro road cycling team to come together one day was somewhat of an inevitable, given the team’s focus on every detail obviously also includes the choice of the best road bikes out there. SCOTT’s passion to design bikes which make the difference is a natural fit to the team with such an eye for detail.

In its pursuit of success in Grand Tours, classics and sprints, the team will race next year SCOTT’s Addict RC for climbing and lumpier races, the SCOTT’s Foil for sprint races and the SCOTT’s Plasma for time trails, all bikes will come with Syncros components, a sister company of SCOTT. Syncros is a bicycle components and accessories brand built on the principle of obsessive, precise design and production through their in-house engineering and design team. Team Sunweb will ride the latest road one-piece cockpit, the Creston iC SL, for Addict RC and Foil with intelligent internal cable routing and ergonomic focused design.

Furthermore, the riders will use the newly launched SCOTT Centric plus helmet, SCOTT’s  Cadence aero helmet and SCOTT’s Split time trial helmets.

“After nine years with GreenEdge Cycling / Mitchelton-SCOTT, we believe it was time for a change and we found in Team Sunweb the ideal partner for a new start,’’ says Pascal Ducrot, Vice-President of SCOTT Sports. “They are one of the leading WorldTeams with a very young and ambitions team, but most of all they share with us that absolute determination to use every single day to get better; the team does so on the bike whereas we do so with engineering and developing new technology to build the fastest bikes out there.  We are confident that this partnership will deliver from the start some fast, exciting and successful racing with both the men and women programs. Our engineering team is looking forward to work closely with Team Sunweb’s engineering and biomechanic specialists to integrate their input and feedback in the development of the next generation of our road bikes.”

Words of excitement also sound from Team Sunweb when it comes to the new partnership. Narelle Neumann, Team Sunweb’s Head of Science: “SCOTT has an unprecedented track record in designing the fastest race bikes on the grid and to always introduce new revolutionary technology. Despite SCOTT’s premium reputation today, their engineering team have the dynamic of an energetic challenger while they live and breathe the absolute will to keep revolutionizing the bikes of the future, and keep presenting race bikes which effectively make the difference at races at the highest level in the world. It’s a great honour for our riders to race SCOTT bikes. And it’s a privilege for our tech specialists to work alongside SCOTT’s engineering team on their continuous journey to keep revolutionizing road bikes.”