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Canyon launch world’s first virtual racing team

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Canyon has announced the launch of the world’s first professional eRacing team, Canyon ZCC.

The team consists of 10 riders made up by a women’s and men’s squad, currently with 5 members each. Each rider is provided with an Aeroad CF SL, team kit direct from Canyon along with allowances for travel to events.

Wahoo Fitness are the trainer sponsor and provide each rider with a Kickr, Headwind, Tickr and Climb, with Nuun providing nutrition. The team competes in races exclusively online on platforms such as Zwift, complete with a race radio and DS giving instructions and providing information throughout the race.

“It’s about being different to the mainstream and embracing the freedom that comes with that. eRacing is still in its infancy, but we have always seen its potential and are excited to be pioneering the future of the sport”, team manager Rhys Howell commented.

To celebrate the launch of the team, Canyon will release a limited number of 50 replica team kits that will be sold exclusively through its website canyon.com. These will be available to purchase from May 7th on.

The full line up:

Women’s Team

  • Kristin Falck (NOR)
  • Eva Buchholz (GER)
  • Siri Hildonen (NOR)
  • Nathalie Eklund (SWE)
  • Laura van Regenmortel (NED)

Men’s Team

  • Alex West (NZL)
  • Steve Young (GBR)
  • James Phillips (WAL)
  • Lionel Vujasin (BEL)
  • Philipp Diegner (GER)