Males’s WorldTour group bikes 2021: a breakdown

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With lower than one month till Omloop Het Nieuwsblad – fingers crossed – {and professional} bike racing simply days away from resuming, it’s about time we reminded ourselves of the bikes set for use in the course of the 2021 season.

The annual merry-go-round of motorbike sponsorship was in full swing over the winter months. Jumbo-Visma swapped Bianchi bikes for Cervelo with Staff BikeExchange (previously Mitchelton-Scott) exchanging bikes with a swap to Bianchi from Scott.

Then to finish the proper circle, Scott bikes had been picked up by Staff DSM (previously Staff Sunweb) after parting methods with Cervelo. One phrase: synergy. 

For the primary time because the mid-Nineties, Large will likely be absent from biking’s highest echelons whereas BMC joins Specialised as the one producer with two groups within the males’s WorldTour.

Under we take a more in-depth have a look at the 19 males’s WorldTour groups of the 2021 seasons, dissect the large modifications and see what bikes they are going to be hoping to information to glory.

Males’s WorldTour group bikes 2021

AG2R La Mondiale

Bike: BMC  
Groupset: Campagnolo  
Wheels: Campagnolo

I imagine that is what we name a ‘glow up’. Having long-suffered with Eddy Merckx bikes (that are okay bikes however not the perfect) and a mix-match groupset, the AG2R boys have been given a proper deal with for 2021.

Luxurious Swiss bike model BMC has come on board alongside Campagnolo, which is offering groupsets and wheels, to mix for arguably the perfect trying bike within the peloton this season.

The group may also have their choose of the all-rounder Teammachine SLR01 or aero-specific Timemachine Highway relying on how they fill that day.

Astana-Premier Tech

Bike: Wilier  
Groupset: Shimano  
Wheels: Corima

Yr two of Wilier’s partnership with Alexander Vinokourov and his Astana group. The primary yr was fairly profitable with Jakob Fuglsang’s Il Lombardia win and two Tour de France phases.

This yr, the boys in blue will likely be hoping for higher now that they’ve entry to the above recently-released Wilier Filante SLR aero bike alongside the light-weight all-rounder Zero SLR of final yr.

Bahrain Victorious 

Bike: Merida  
Groupset: Shimano  
Wheels: Imaginative and prescient

With the departure of British automotive producer McLaren, group supervisor Rod Ellingworth and sprinter Mark Cavendish over the winter, the very-presumptuously named Bahrain Victorious could have a distinct really feel in 2021.

The one two actual constants will likely be their Merida bikes and the very fact Mikel Landa will break hearts world wide as he underperforms in yet one more Grand Tour. 

Cofidis

Bike: De Rosa  
Groupset: Campagnolo  
Wheels: Fulcrum

Low-key among the finest trying bikes within the skilled peloton, these De Rosas. Cofidis could have the selection of bikes from the Italian model together with the delectable SK Pininfarina and above Merak.

All will come appropriately outfitted with Campagnolo groupsets and Fulcrum wheels, too. Additionally, scientifically pink is the quickest color so that may solely bode properly for the likes of Elia Viviani and Guillaume Martin. 

Deceuninck-QuickStep

Bike: Specialised  
Groupset: Shimano  
Wheels: Roval

The dynasty continues: 10 years on, Specialised‘s bike sponsorship of Deceuninck-QuickStep is without doubt one of the most profitable partnerships the game has ever seen.

For 2021, the likes of Julian Alaphilippe, Remco Evenepoel and Mark Cavendish will likely be rolling round on the do-all S-Works Tarmac SL7, a motorbike the American model claims is each aero and light-weight. For Paris-Roubaix, the group may also have entry to the S-Works Roubaix with Futureshock stem suspension.

There are additionally wolf stickers on the bike once more, simply in case you had been questioning.

EF Schooling-Nippo

Bike: Cannondale  
Groupset: Shimano  
Wheels: Imaginative and prescient

It is a aid that Cannondale has addressed its earlier branding problem by which the ‘c’ of Cannondale was all the time hidden behind the crankset. ‘Annondale’ seemed like some sort of ointment.

Additionally it is beautiful to see Cannondale sticking with the purple/blue framesets, too. At all times good to have a contact of color within the peloton bike steady.

Groupama-FDJ

Bike: Lapierre  
Groupset: Shimano  
Wheels: Shimano

An necessary yr for Marc Madiot and his Groupama-FDJ group. French Nationwide Champion Arnaud Demare was the perfect sprinter on the planet in 2020 and is being dispatched to the Tour de France this summer time on the hunt for a bucketload of stage wins.

If he replicates his 2020 Giro success, he’ll go down in French biking folklore as one of many greats.

Ineos Grenadiers 

Bike: Pinarello  
Groupset: Shimano  
Wheels: Shimano/Light-weight

Apparently, in a current dialog with the Bike owner Journal Podcast, Fausto Pinarello urged that Ineos Grenadiers might lastly take the leap of religion to disc brakes from the 2022 season.

However, for now, they may stay certainly one of only a few groups on the highest stage sticking with rim brake-only bikes. 

Israel Begin-Up Nation

Bike: Issue  
Groupset: Shimano  
Wheels: Black Inc

Alexis Renard, put that Issue Ostro VAM down proper now, do you may have any concept of how a lot it prices? Round £11,000 all in for that construct when you think about the outsized Ceramic Velocity jockey wheels and 4iiii energy meter.

The brand new group of Chris Froome, will probably be bizarre seeing him not on a Pinarello. However what a alternative, these Issue bikes look ace. 

Lotto-Soudal

Bike: Ridley  
Groupset: Campagnolo  
Wheels: Campagnolo

The Lotto-Soudal group problem Ridley Heliums are considerably of a modern-day basic. Bear in mind the retro paint scheme they’d again in 2014? It was a factor of magnificence.

These should not fairly nearly as good however nonetheless wonderful. Any bike that mixes Campy wheels and groupsets will get an enormous tick from us plus these tan wall Vittoria Corsa tyres complement the look to perfection. Plus, the group’s 5 leaders all have particular colourways too, a pleasant contact of individuality.

Movistar

Bike: Canyon  
Groupset: Sram  
Wheels: Zipp

The mix of Canyon bikes, Sram groupsets, Zipp wheels and the Spanish Movistar group nonetheless feels odd to me.  A completely conventional group with arguably essentially the most superior tools within the peloton. However it sort of works.

That is additionally going to be the ultimate season of the evergreen Alejandro Valverde who introduced he can be retiring after roughly 157 years within the professional peloton. It may be a real ending of an period, savour it.

Staff BikeExchange

Bike: Bianchi  
Groupset: Shimano  
Wheels: Shimano

A part of the threeway bike swap with Staff DSM and Jumbo-Visma, Aussie outfit Staff BikeExchange will likely be racing on Bianchis for the 2021 season.

They are going to have the selection of the aero Oltre XR4 or model new disc-only all-rounder, the Specialissima, are strong alternative for the likes of Simon Yates and Michael Matthews. The one problem is the shortage of Celeste on that new Specialissima, prison. 

Staff DSM

Bike: Scott  
Groupset: Shimano  
Wheels: Shimano

The brand new Scott Addict RC is a really stunning bike, is not it? The traces are exact, the shortage of cables clear and the mixing of an aero cockpit impressed. This could possibly be, low-key, certainly one of our favorite bikes within the peloton at the moment. For the quicker days, the group may also have entry to the Scott Foil, one other looker of a motorbike.

Each choices will look nice on new signing Romain Bardet, too, as he is without doubt one of the most fashionable males biking has ever seen.

Jumbo-Visma

Bike: Cervelo  
Groupset: Shimano  
Wheels: Shimano

It is very unhappy taking a look at this promotional image of the Jumbo-Visma group with their new Cervelo bikes contemplating Tom Dumoulin’s current resolution to go away the game. The Butterfly of Maastricht will likely be missed.

For the Dutch group, the large change will likely be that in utilizing Cervelo bikes for the 2021 season, they may have entry to disc brakes for the primary time having beforehand ridden solely on rim brakes with former bike supplier Bianchi. No Doubt Wout van Aert will likely be relishing this modification for the Spring Classics.

Qhubeka-Assos

Bike: BMC  
Groupset: Shimano  
Wheels: Hunt

What a hit story! From a small workshop primarily based in Sussex to offering wheels to a top-tier biking group, Hunt is lastly within the WorldTour and we’re tremendous excited for them.

Even higher, its wheels are being partnered with some mean-looking BMC bikes and the Goodyear Eagle F1 tyres, a set of tyres we fee extremely. Even when the group struggles for ends in 2021, at the least will probably be racing on a fantastic trying bike.

Trek-Segafredo

Bike: Trek  
Groupset: Sram  
Wheels: Bontrager

We predict that these Trek bikes will win massive in 2021. With a Classics group of Jasper Stuyven, Mads Pedersen, Eduard Theuns, Alex Kirsch and Quinn Simmons, a giant Cobbled Classics feels nearly assured, in our opinion.

Can they replicate any one-day success within the Grand Excursions? Effectively, one factor we must always by no means do is true off Vincenzo Nibali, irrespective of how previous he now could be.

Nonetheless awaiting bike pictures

Intermarché-Wanty Gobert

Bike: Dice  
Groupset: Shimano  
Wheels: Newmen

Bora-Hansgrohe

Bike: Specialised  
Groupset: Shimano  
Wheels: Roval 

UAE Staff Emirates

Bike: Colnago  
Groupset: Campagnolo  
Wheels: Campagnolo



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