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Movistar switch to Sram after 37 years with Campagnolo

Joe Robinson
2 Jan 2020

Yet another team will be riding Sram in 2020 as Campagnolo's presence drops

Movistar have ended their near-40-year relationship with Campagnolo as Sram becomes the team's groupset manufacturer for 2020. The Spanish WorldTour team announced the switch on Thursday afternoon with Zipp, a subsidiary brand of Sram, also coming on board as wheelset provider.

Both the men's and women's teams will now use the Sram Red AXS 12-speed wireless groupset while also having their pick of the entire Zipp Firecrest and NSW wheel ranges.

The team confirmed that the women will 'predominantly ride the 48/35 chainrings, while the men will most often ride the 50/37 with both teams prefering the 10-33 cassette.'

It will also mean the Movistar team will ride on disc-only equipped Canyon bikes for next season, the latest team to move completely away from rim brake bikes.

After four decades, Campagnolo will not be associated with the Spanish team having come on board in 1983 when the team were called Reynolds.

Movistar team boss Eusebio Unzue spoke on the change, calling it a big move that could benefit the team going forward.

'After 37 years, we are switching to Sram and Zipp, this is a historic change that we do not take lightly, but we see a great opportunity to partner with technology leaders in drivetrain and wheels.'

Despite Movistar's move to Sram, there will still be three WorldTour teams - the same total as last year - riding Campagnolo groupsets in 2020: UAE-Team Emirates, Cofidis and Lotto-Soudal.

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