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Check out the Canyon bike Arkea-Samsic will be riding in 2020

Joe Robinson
14 Nov 2019

The French ProContinental team have made some high profile signings for next season

Nairo Quintana will continue riding on Canyon bikes in 2020 as his new team Arkea-Samsic confirmed it would be partnering with the German manufacturer. The French ProContinental team will end their one-year relationship with Spanish bike brand BH in order to switch across to Canyon from 1st January.

While Arkea-Samsic were not granted a WorldTour licence for 2020, the high profile signings of Quintana and Nacer Bouhanni suggest they could be granted an invite to the Tour de France in July.

This means Canyon should have its bikes present with two teams on the Nice start line next summer with Movistar also using the German brand. With Katusha-Alpecin being replaced in the WorldTour by Israel Cycling Academy, Canyon will drop down to just one top tier sponsorship for next season.

The bike unveiled by Canyon will belong to Warren Barguil. The current French road race champion, it has been given a sleek white paint scheme with subtle tricolour on the top tube and chainstays.  

The team will also ride Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 disc groupsets and Dura-Ace wheels with the finishing kit supplied by Canyon.

Roman Arnold, CEO of Canyon, believes that working closely with the Arkea-Samsic team could help progress the bikes for the consumer.

'Our engagement in the pro peloton motivates us to always think innovatively, to push the boundaries of technology and engineering and put all our knowledge, experience and expertise into creating class-leading, race-winning bikes,' Arnold said.

'I can’t wait to start collaborating with Arkea-Samsic, because they are a team who share our own singular focus – dedicating everything to achieving great things.

'With Warren Barguil, Nairo Quintana and Nacer Bouhanni, we’ve got a talented line-up for the coming season who will be bringing a huge depth of talent, experience and leadership to the road.'

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