Cannondale Pro Cycling Team Bikes for 2013: UCI WorldTour team Cannondale Pro Cycling (formerly Liquigas-Cannondale) will use Cannondale SuperSix Evo in the road races and Cannondale Slice RS in the time-trials for the 2013 season.

The 2013 Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod Team edition is one of the lightest bikes in the pro peloton. The new SuperSix EVO Nano frameset has a claimed weight of 645 grams.

Cannondale won EuroBike 2012 Gold Award with the SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD in 2011, the new (2013) SuperSix EVO Black edition won the award for the second consecutive year in 2012. Tour magazine in Germany also named SuperSix EVO the “Best Bike in the World” (March 2012).

You can read more about Cannondale SuperSix Evo Nano and its technology.

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team Bikes

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team Bikes
Cannondale Pro Cycling Team Bikes for 2013: SuperSix Evo and Slice RS. SRAM RED drivetrain, FSA Components, Vision Wheels.

The team will be riding the Slice RS bikes in time trials for the 2013 season. For the construction of the frame of Slice RS, Cannondale uses the same Hi-Modulus carbon fiber as SuperSix Evo.

SRAM Red groupset and Vision wheels are completing the kit. Other sponsors are (as you see in the video below) Kenda tires; Sidi shoes; Speedplay pedals; MultiPower bottles; SRM Power Meter and Computers; FSA handlebar, stem and seat posts; Sugoi bike wear; Lotto bike wear; Rudy Project helmet and goggles; Fi’zi:k saddles and Scicon technical bike bags.

Cannondale Pro Cycling team released a video titled “And Now a Word from our Sponsors”:

Cannondale Pro Cycling – And Now a Word from our Sponsors

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team

Cannondale Pro Cycling Team (UCI team code: CAN), previously known as Liquigas, then Liquigas-Doimo and Liquigas-Cannondale, is an Italian professional road bicycle racing team in the UCI WorldTour.

The team was formed at the start of the UCI ProTour in 2005. the team was co-title sponsored by Italian companies Liquigas and Bianchi, therefore it was named Liquigas-Bianchi. It featured a number of big names including Italian riders Mario Cipollini, Danilo Di Luca and Stefano Garzelli, as well as Magnus Bäckstedt.

In 2007, Cannondale replaced Bianchi as the bicycle sponsor. This marked Cannondale’s return to the ProTour after discontinuing sponsorship of the Lampre-Caffita team at the end of the 2005 season. Being an American company, their sponsorship led to a small American ridership on the team.

From the 2009 Giro d’Italia until the 2012 Tour de France, the team finished every Grand Tour with all nine riders, a total of 11 such events in succession. In 2010, Ivan Basso won the Giro d’Italia and Vincenzo Nibali won the Vuelta a España.

For the 2013 cycling season, Liquigas-Cannondale became Cannondale Pro Cycling as Cannondale Bicycle Corporation took over as the title sponsor in partnership with Brixia Sports.

Ivan Basso, 2010 Giro d'Italia
Ivan Basso time trialing in Verona to win the 2010 Giro d’Italia. The 2010 Giro d’Italia was the 93rd edition of the Giro d’Italia. The race started off in Amsterdam on 8 May and stayed in the Netherlands for three stages, before leaving the country.
The route included climbs such as Monte Zoncolan, Plan de Corones, the Passo del Mortirolo, and the Passo di Gavia before ending in Verona with an individual time trial. After three weeks of racing, it was Ivan Basso of team Liquigas-Doimo who claimed his second Giro d’Italia title, after also winning in 2006.
David Arroyo from Caisse d’Epargne and Basso’s teammate Vincenzo Nibali rounded out the podium. Australian riders won all the lesser jersey awards, with UCI World Champion Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) taking the points classification, Omega Pharma–Lotto’s Matthew Lloyd the winner of the mountains classification, and Richie Porte of Team Saxo Bank the Giro’s best young rider.

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