Presenting our 2020 Elite Road Race Team
Now in our 14th consecutive season, we are the UK’s longest running elite road team. This success we attribute to a true passion for racing, hugely supportive long-term sponsors, great riders and staff with realistic objectives – Unite. Fight. Believe.
After the sunshine of a winter training camp in Calpe, Southern Spain our riders met on the rugged landscape of Kirkstone Pass, just 5 miles from our Wheelbase Lake District store for a group ride and some hill climb burn-ups. Photos by James Vincent and video coming soon from Pete Archer.
The Team Bike
Cannondale SystemSix Ultegra 2020
Cannondale launched their all-new SystemSix around the time of last year’s Tour de France after more than three and a half years of development and testing. The bike was unveiled to widespread acclaim, with EF Education rider Alex Howes describing the SystemSix as ‘the fastest bike’ he’s ever ridden – “In races I feel like I’m cheating. It’s an absolute weapon. The stiffness while sprinting is next level yet it handles just as well as the SuperSix Evo. Cannondale nailed it.”
As an elite road race team our riders are always looking to go faster than the opposition and in pursuit of speed we have chosen the SystemSix as the team bike for 2020. The Ultegra build, decked out with some custom Wheelbase graphics looks fast and rides even faster.
Frame: Ballistec carbon
Fork: Ballistec carbon
Wheels: Vision SC55 Carbon Clincher
Crankset: Cannondale Hollowgram w/ OPI SpideRing 52/36
Gears: Shimano Ultegra, 52/36 – 11-30
Brakes: Shimano Ultegra hydraulic disc
Finishing kit: Vision Metron 4D Flat UD Carbon handlebars, Hollowgram 60 KNOT Carbon seatpost, ProLogo Dimension saddle
Find out just how fast this bike is in our launch post.