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 switch to Canyon is one of multiple changes for the French Pro-Continental outfit, which raced on BH bikes in 2019, as it heads in the coming year.
Canyon should have its bikes present with two teams on the 2020 Tour de France 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.
“We’ve signed a two-year deal with Canyon – a premium and an innovative, proven brand with years of experience on the professional circuit,” said Arkéa-Samsic general manager Emmanuel Hubert in the team press release.
“The partnership will allow our riders to benefit from Canyon’s world-class, curring-edge bikes and tech from the start of 2002. We’re really proud and excited to be able to work so closely with an industry leader like Canyon and to represent them in the pro racing ranks.
“Canyon have racing in their DNA and are constantly striving to hone and perfect their bikes and technology. Working together with them only strengthens our status as a strong team with big ambitions for the future, and the desire to secure big results at the world’s biggest races.”
“I can’t wait to start collaborating with Arkéa-Samsic, because they are a team who share our own singular focus – dedicating everything to achieving great things,” said Canyon’s founder and CEO Roman Arnold.
“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.”