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2018 Zipp Pro Road Teams Global Roster

Zipp is proud to partner with top cycling stars and teams in 2018. Pro team relationships reflect our passion for cycling and our relentless drive to develop the most innovative and highest-performance components. These teams’ quiver of Speed Weaspons is built around Zipp’s lineup as NSW and Firecrest wheels as Service Course SL alloy and SL carbon bars, stems, and seatposts, and Vuka aerobar cockpit products.

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Team KATUSHA-Alpecin (Switzerland)

Entering its third season riding SRAM, Zipp, and Quarq, Team KATUSHA-Alpecin has recharged its roster with seven new riders including German superstar Marcel Kittel. With KATUSHA-Alpecin’s already finely tuned sprint train, the team is a threat in any bunch gallop. Other additions include time trial specialist Alex Dowsett (Great Britain), all-arounder Ian Boswell (United States), and veteran Nathan Haas (Australia). They join returning riders including GC specialist Ilnur Zakarin (Russia), strongman Tony Martin (Germany), and lead-out specialist Rick Zabel (Germany).

Wheels: Zipp® NSW® and Firecrest® rim and disc brake wheels, Super-9 Discs for time trial
Components: SRAM® RED® eTap® and eTap HRD
Power: Quarq® SRAM RED DZero
Frames: Canyon®
Web and Social: teamkatushaalpecin.com, @katushacycling on Twitter and Instagram

 

WOMEN

Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team (The Netherlands)

A perennial world power, Boels-Dolmans roster is a collection of champions who excel at winning or riding support for teammates. Road world champ Chantal Blaak (the Netherlands) is a threat in the Spring Classics. Reigning Rio champ Anna van der Breggen (the Netherlands) is coming off a stellar 2017 season. Add to that all-around talent Elizabeth Deignan (Great Britain) and Megan Guarnier (United States) and look for plenty of orange jerseys on the podium.

Wheels: Zipp NSW and Firecrest rim and disc-brake wheels, Super-9 Discs for time trial
Bars, Stems, Seatposts: Zipp Service Course SL, Zipp SL Speed and SL Sprint carbon stems 
Aero bars: Zipp Vuka Evo extensions
Components: SRAM RED eTap HRD
Power: Quarq SRAM RED DZero
Frames: Specialized®
Web and Social: boelsdolmanscyclingteam.com, @boelsdolmansct on Twitter and Instagram

CANYON//SRAM Racing (Germany)

Returning riders including Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (France) and Hannah Barnes (Great Britain) and a host a newcomers are ready to take on any race. CANYON//SRAM Racing signees for 2018 are Kasia Niewiadoma (Poland), Alice Barnes (Great Britain) as well as German road champion Lisa Klein and Christa Riffel (Germany). The team also adds former triathlete Tanja Erath (Germany), who won a professional contract as part of a competition within the 2017 CANYON//SRAM Swift Academy, which had more than 2,100 women enrollees.

Wheels: Zipp NSW and Firecrest Disc brake wheels, Super-9 Discs for time trial
Components: SRAM RED eTap HRD
Power: Quarq SRAM RED DZero
Frames: Canyon
Web and Social: wmncycling.com, @WMNcycling on Twitter and Instagram

Sho-Air Twenty20 (United States)

This team – with its a longtime affiliation with SRAM, Zipp, and Quarq – has carved out a niche over multiple Olympic cycles of preparing women for top international competition. Its secret is in building rosters of young racers, some still teenagers, alongside accomplished racers. The team was the longtime home for three-time gold medalist (Beijing, London, and Rio) Kristin Armstrong. In 2018, the team is led by Rio silver medalist and multi-time world champ Chloé Dygert Owen.  

Wheels: Zipp NSW and Firecrest, Super-9 Discs for time trial 
Bars, Stems, Seatposts: Zipp Service Course SL, Zipp SL Speed seatpost and stem, and SL Sprint carbon stem
Aero cockpit: Zipp Vuka Aero or Bull with Vuka Evo extensions
Components: SRAM RED eTap 
Power: Quarq SRAM RED DZero
Frames: Felt®
Web and Social: teamtwenty20.com@TWENTY20Pro on Twitter and @TeamTwenty20 on Instagram


UCI Professional Continental Team

Hagens Berman Axeon Cycling Team (United States)

With SRAM as a founding partner, Hagens Berman Axeon earned a reputation as the world’s premier development team. This season, the team steps up to the Pro Continental level to broaden its ability to race in big events. Hagens Berman Axeon remains focused on preparing young riders for top pro careers. The team has seven new riders and returns eight including standouts Will Barta (United States) and Rui Oliveira (Portugal).

Wheels: Zipp NSW and Firecrest rim and disc brake wheels, Super-9 Discs for time trial
Bars, Stems, Seatposts: Zipp Service Course SL, Zipp SL Speed and SL Sprint carbon stems 
Aerobar: Zipp Vuka extension
Components: SRAM RED eTap and eTap HRD
Power: Quarq SRAM RED DZero
Frames: Specialized®
Web and Social: axeoncycling.com, @hbaxeon on Twitter and Instagram 

Vérandas Willems–Crelan (Belgium)

This upstart Belgian team is built to compete at the top level in one-day Classics and shorter stage races. The team returns with Belgian Wout van Aert, who already is a legend in cyclocross and has impressive results in limited racing on the road. Fellow Belgian Stijn Devolder, two-time winner of the Tour of Flanders, brings to the young team his vast experience.

Wheels: Zipp NSW and Firecrest rim and disc brake wheels, Super-9 Discs for time trial
Bars, Stems, Seatposts: Zipp Service Course SL, Zipp SL Speed seatpost and stem, and SL Sprint carbon stem 
Aerobars: Zipp Vuka Aero or Bull with Vuka Evo extensions 
Components: SRAM RED eTap and eTap HRD 
Power: Quarq SRAM RED DZero
Frames: Stevens® 
Web and Social: snipercycling.be, @crelan_charles on Twitter and Instagram 

 

UCI Continental Team

Team Wiggins (Great Britain)

Great Britain remains a hotbed of road cycling passion and talent, and Team Wiggins is at the center of that. Watch for tomorrow’s star, including Thomas Pidcock (Great Britain), competing today.

Wheels: Zipp NSW and Firecrest, Super-9 Discs for time trial
Aerobars: Zipp Vuka Evo extensions
Components: SRAM RED eTap
Power: Quarq SRAM RED DZero
Frames: Pinarello® 
Web and Social: teamwiggins.co, @officialwiggins on Twitter and @wigginsofficial on Instagram