The team has become famous in racing circles not only for its results but also for its striking kit, which the riders wear whilst racing in real life and in Zwift. The design and inspiration for the kit takes its visual inspiration from the early rave era in the 90s – an inspiration directly reflected in the team’s first photoshoot. “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”, says Team Manager Rhys Howell.
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 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, striking 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.
+ Kristin Falck (NOR)*
+ Eva Buchholz (GER)*
+ Siri Hildonen (NOR)
+ Nathalie Eklund (SWE)
+ Laura van Regenmortel (NED)
+ Alex West (NZL)
+ Steve Young (GBR)
+ James Phillips (WAL)
+ Lionel Vujasin (BEL)*
+ Philipp Diegner (GER)
*Denotes Zwift National Champion.
Canyon is committed to the development of eRacing and is excited about the potential of this new variation in cycling. Therefore, the Canyon R&D team in close coordination with the testing and quality engineers, are currently working on new testing procedures to ensure the compatibility of all frame platforms for use on indoor trainers. Our warranty and guarantee guidelines will be revised accordingly as soon as the technical requirements have been met.