SRAM and Zipp Partner with Team Wiggins
SRAM and Zipp are proud to announce a new partnership with Team Wiggins for the 2015 cycling season. Led by 2012 Tour de France winner, Sir Bradley Wiggins, the UCI Continental Team is set to challenge all of the top UK races, including the Tour of Britain and select track events. Each of these races will prepare the riders to achieve the team’s primary aim, the Team Pursuit at the 2016 Rio Games.
“Partnering with Team Wiggins is a great way to associate young and upcoming riders with cutting edge SRAM drivetrain components and Zipp wheels,” said SRAM CEO Stan Day. “Not to mention having Sir Bradley Wiggins, who has already done so much for the sport in Great Britain and Europe, riding on SRAM and Zipp is a tremendous honor.“
Equipped with SRAM RED 22 drivetrains, Team Wiggins has the tools it needs to excel on the race course. "I'm really happy to welcome SRAM aboard the team. Their componentry has been proven at the highest level and they have great innovative new products in store,” Sir Bradley said.
Team Wiggins will also make use of Zipp’s purpose-built line of carbon wheels including the climbing-specific 202 Tubular; as well as the 303, 404 and 808 Firecrest wheelsets. For time trials, the team will make use of the 808 Firecrest and Super-9 Disc. Wiggins went on to say, “Zipp wheels defined the speed standard in the peloton. The team and I are really pleased to partner with this technology leader.”
Commenting on the partnership, Zipp Director of Advanced Development Michael Hall said, "The name Wiggins is synonymous with dedication, passion and innovation. We strive every day to use those same qualities to drive our design of the world’s fastest and most technically advanced carbon racing wheels. So, partnering with team Wiggins makes perfect sense for us. We’re proud to collaborate with Sir Bradley Wiggins and this great new development team in 2015."
- Steven Burke (GBR) - 27 years old - Track and road cyclist - Burke was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to cycling. 2012 Olympic and World Team pursuit champion.
- Jonathan Dibben (GBR) - 21 years old - Track and road cyclist - 3rd place finish at the 2012 Junior Paris-Roubaix. At the junior level, Jonathan won two European Championship Titles, a World Champs Silver Medal and several National Championship Titles.
- Owain Doull (GBR) - 21 years old - Track and road cyclist - 1st overall at the 2014 Le Triptyque des Monts et Chateaux and 2nd in 2015.
- Luc Hall (GBR) - 20 years old - Track and road cyclist - British Cycling Olympic Academy program member.
- Christopher Lawless (GBR) - 19 years old - Track and road cyclist - British Cycling Olympic Academy program member.
- Daniel Patten (GBR) - 28 years old - Road cyclist - Patten has spent the past two years riding and racing in the USA, and before that, three years in Belgium.
- Iain Paton (GBR) - 20 years old - Road, cyclocross and MTB XC cyclist - Scottish Cyclocross and XC Champion. British Cycling Olympic Bike Academy program member.
- Mike Thompson (GBR) - 20 years old - Road and MTB XC cyclist - British Cycling Olympic Academy program member.
- Andy Tennant (GBR) - 28 years old - Track and road cyclist - Multiple time World and European track cycling champion. Former Junior Individual Pursuit World Champion.
- Mark Christian (GBR) - 24 years old - Graduate of the British Cycling Olympic Academy program.
- Sir Bradley Wiggins (GBR) - 35 years old - Track and road cyclist - 2012 Tour de France GC winner, 2012 Time Trial Olympic Champion, 2014 Time Trial World Champ, 2013 Tour of Britain winner, 2014 Tour of California winner, multiple Olympic Gold medals in the Individual and Team Pursuit races.
SRAM Road Componentry - Lightweight, dependable and ergonomic, SRAM RED has been ridden to victory in most every major pro race around the globe. Innovations such as WiFLi ™ allow 11-30 or 11-32 cassettes for crucial mountain stages. Reach Adjust™ allows riders to customize their brake and shift levers. For time trials, SRAM R2C Aero shifters keep athletes aero and in control. SRAM will work closely with the team to develop and refine road products.
Zipp Wheels - Wheel selection becomes part of race-day strategy with Zipp’s purpose-built carbon wheel lineup at every rim depth, Tubular or Carbon Clincher, as well as disc wheels. Zipp Firecrest wheels provide unmatched speed, stability and durability proven in victories at the Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix and World Championships.
Photos: David Allais