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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

2017 SRAM Global Road Team Announcement

The world’s best cyclists return to the road in 2017 to race SRAM RED® mechanical, SRAM RED® mechanical Hydraulic Road Disc (HRD), SRAM RED® eTap®, and SRAM RED® eTap® Hydraulic Road Disc (HRD), the lightest, most advanced mechanical and electronic groupsets available. Forged in the fire of competition, SRAM components are continually tested and refined by World Champions and three of the strongest teams in the men’s and women’s WorldTour: Team KATUSHA ALPECIN, CANYON//SRAM Racing, and Boels-Dolmans Cycling Team. SRAM also is proud to partner with Pro Continental team Veranda Willems-Crelan featuring reigning Elite Men’s Cyclocross World Champ Wout van Aert.

SRAM’s advanced shifting technologies, from DoubleTap™ to eTap, offer these athletes simple to use, reliable shifting that they can count on to deliver the performance top professionals demand. These outstanding athletes will use SRAM Reach Adjust™-equipped ergonomic shifters, Yaw™ front shifting, and optional WiFLi™ wide range cassettes and rear derailleurs to compete in the toughest races in the world including the Grand Tours, the Spring Classics, the World Championships and the Amgen Tour of California. 

Pro teams sponsored by SRAM for 2017 are:

TEAM KATUSHA-ALPECIN (Switzerland) - WorldTour

With Alexander Kristoff (NOR), Tony Martin (GER), and Ilnur Zakarin (RUS), this team is poised to achieve Grand Tour stage wins and success in the Spring Classics.

Frames: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, Aeroad CF SLX and Speedmax CF SLX 

Components: SRAM RED eTap, SRAM RED eTap HRD

Wheels: Zipp 454 and 808 NSWTM, Firecrest® 202, 303, 404, 808, and Super 9 Disc 

Power: SRAM RED DZero

Websiteteamkatushaalpecin.com

Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook 

 

CANYON//SRAM Racing Team (Germany) - WorldTour

As fast as they are fun and stylish, CANYON//SRAM Racing is a force to be reckoned with in the women’s UCI WorldTour. With three-time Italian national champ Elena Checchini (ITA), 2014 TT World Champ Lisa Brennauer (GER), and their new addition to the team, three time World Champ Pauline Ferrand-Prévot (FRA), you can also expect more than a few 2017 classic and road stage race wins from this powerful women’s squad.

Frames: Canyon Ultimate CF SLX, Aeroad CF SLX and Speedmax CF SLX

ComponentsSRAM RED eTap, SRAM RED eTap HRD

Wheels: Zipp 454 and 808 NSWTM, Firecrest® 202, 303, 404, 808, and Super 9 Disc 

Power: SRAM RED DZero

Websitewmncycling.com

Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook 

 

BOELS-DOLMANS CYCLING TEAM (Netherland) - WorldTour

As the dominant women’s team of 2016, Boels-Dolmans again is at the top of the heap. With reigning Road World Champion Amalie Dideriksen (DEN), WorldTour series champ Megan Guarnier (USA), and 2015 Road World Champion Lizzie Deignan (GBR) and new signee Anna van der Breggen (NED) leading the squad, Boels-Dolmans will be a hard team to beat.

Frames: Specialized S-Works Amira and S-Works Shiv

ComponentsSRAM RED eTap, SRAM RED eTap HRD

Wheels: Zipp 454 and 808 NSWTM, Firecrest® 202, 303, 404, 808, and Super 9 Disc 

Bars, stems, seatposts: Zipp Service Course SL bars, stems and seatposts, and Zipp SL Sprint stems 

Extensions: Zipp Vuka  

Power: SRAM RED DZero

Websiteboelsdolmanscyclingteam.com

Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

 

SHO-AIR TWENTY20 PRO CYCLING (USA) - WorldTour

Young phenom and 2015 Junior World TT and Road Champion Chloe Dygert (USA) and new addition to the team, Jasmin Glaesser (CAN) are set to energize this powerhouse women’s team and bring home victories in both road and TT races across the globe.

Frames: Felt F & AR series, and DA TT

ComponentsSRAM REDSRAM RED eTap

Wheels: Zipp Firecrest® 202, 303, 404, 808, 808 NSW, and Super 9 Disc 

Bars, stems, seatposts: Zipp Service Course SL bars and stems, and Zipp SL Speed seatposts

Aerobars: Zipp Vuka Bull, Alumina Clip and Zipp Vuka extensions 

Power: SRAM RED Quarq

Website: teamtwenty16.com 

Social Media: InstagramTwitterFacebook  

 

VERANDA WILLEMS-CRELAN (Belgium) - Pro Continental

Featuring cyclocross World Champ Wout van Aert (BEL), two-time Tour of Flanders winner Stijn Devolder (BEL), and spinter Timothy Dupont (BEL), this Belgian team is embarking on its first year at the Pro Continental level. With talent like this on board, expect the team to be a factor in any one-day race.

Frames: Felt AR1, DA1

ComponentsSRAM REDSRAM RED eTap, SRAM RED eTap HRD

Wheels: Zipp Firecrest® 202, 303, 404, 808, 808 NSWTM, and Super 9 Disc 

Bars, stems, seatposts: Zipp Service Course SL

Aerobars: Zipp Vuka Bull, Alumina Clip and Zipp Vuka extensions 

Power: SRAM RED DZero

Website: snipercycling.be

Social Media: Instagram, Twitter

 

AXEON HAGENS BERMAN CYCLING TEAM (USA) - Continental

Led by Team Manager and seasoned former pro Axel Merckx (BEL), this U23 development team is one to watch for the next generation of cycling stars including Adrien Costa (USA) and Neilson Powless (USA). Look for this dynamic team to animate the Tour of California once again.

Frames: Specialized S-Works Tarmac, Venge and Shiv

ComponentsSRAM RED eTap

Wheels: Zipp Firecrest® 202, 303, 404, 808, 808 NSWTM, and Super 9 Disc 

Bars, stems, seatposts: Zipp Service Course SL

Aerobars: Zipp Vuka Bull, Alumina Clip and Zipp Vuka extensions 

Power: SRAM RED DZero

Website2016.axeoncycling.com

Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

 

TEAM WIGGINS (Great Britain) - Continental

This British U23 development team is built to challenge both the road and the track in races across the UK. Keep an eye on Team Wiggins for up and coming riders hoping to transfer to the WorldTour.

Frames: Pinarello Dogma and Il Bolide

ComponentsSRAM REDSRAM RED eTap

Wheels: Zipp Firecrest® 202, 303, 404, 808, 808 NSWTM, and Super 9 Disc

Power: SRAM RED Quarq

Websiteteamwiggins.co 

Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

 

SRAM is also proud to support the following partner teams:

FORTUNEO-VITAL CONCEPT (France) - Pro Continental

Frames: Look 795 Aerolight and 796 Monoblade

ComponentsSRAM RED eTap

Websitefortuneo-vital-concept.fr

Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook  

 

CYLANCE PRO CYCLING (USA) - WorldTour

Frames: Cannondale EVO, Synapse, and SLICE

ComponentsSRAM REDSRAM RED HRD

Bars, stems, seatposts: Zipp Service Course SL

Websitecylanceprocycling.com

Social Media: InstagramTwitterFacebook  

 

RALLY CYCLING WOMEN’S AND MEN’S TEAMS (USA) - WorldTour (Women's), Continental (Men's)

Frames: Diamondback Podium and Serios 

ComponentsSRAM RED

Power: SRAM RED Quarq

Website: rallycycling.com

Social Media: Instagram, Twitter, Facebook 

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