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Team Sunweb to ride Scott bikes in 2021 as Mitchelton-Scott switch to Bianchi

Joe Robinson
19 Oct 2020

Scott ends eight-year association with Australian team who partner with Italian brand

Team Sunweb will ride Scott bikes from the 2021 season as the Swiss brand ends its eight-year sponsorship of the Mitchelton-Scott team.

Scott will now provide its bikes to Team Sunweb men's team, women's team and development programme, replacing Cervélo which departs after two years with the team to now supply Jumbo-Visma. 

Scott's decision to partner with Team Sunweb brings to a close a partnership with Mitchelton-Scott that was spawned from the team's inception back in 2011 and saw the men's team win the Vuelta a Espana and four of cycling's five Monument races, and the women's team take multiple World titles and major victories.

Vice President of Scott bikes, Pascal Ducrot, said the switch of teams would help develop the brand's product.

'After eight years with GreenEdge Cycling/Mitchelton-Scott, we believe it was time for a change and we found in Team Sunweb the ideal partner for a new start,’ said Ducrot.

'They are one of the leading WorldTour outfits with a very young and ambitious team, but most of all they share that absolute determination to use every single day to get better with us; the team does so on the bike, whereas we do so with engineering and developing new technology to build the fastest bikes out there.

'We are confident that this partnership will deliver from the start some fast, exciting and successful racing with the men, women and development programmes. Our engineering team is looking forward to working closely with Team Sunweb’s engineering and biomechanic experts to integrate their input and feedback in the development of the next generation of our road bikes.'

Mitchelton-Scott will now ride Bianchi bikes from 2021 onwards after the Italian brand ended its association with Jumbo-Visma. The bike brand will not, however, replace Scott as a named sponsor.

And as for Canadian bike brand Cervélo, it will replace the outgoing Bianchi as bike sponsor of Jumbo-Visma in 2021 on. a multi-year deal. The Dutch team announced that it would be launching a women's team from next season headed by multiple World Champion Marianne Vos.