Cofidis have introduced that they’re making a swap again to Look bikes for the 2023 season, with the French model supplying the staff’s males’s and ladies’s street squads in addition to their para-cycling squad.
The French staff, which has been operating repeatedly since 1997, is returning to the model which had equipped their bikes between 2009 and 2014. They’re going to transfer on from Italian model De Rosa, which has equipped the staff for the previous three seasons.
“We’re excited to provide our riders the chance to experience Look bikes for the subsequent few years,” mentioned Cofidis normal supervisor Cédric Vasseur. “Look has turn into over the seasons one of the vital emblematic manufacturers available on the market and this new partnership is a further step within the improvement of our Cofidis staff in the direction of the seek for Efficiency.”
Look has a protracted historical past in street racing, with Bernard Hinault driving the model’s pedals to victory on the 1984 Tour de France and Greg Lemond delivering a primary Tour victory for the bikes the subsequent yr, whereas riders have raced Look frames to over 100 Grand Tour stage wins.
Throughout their earlier partnership, Cofidis took 81 wins aboard Look bikes, together with 4 Vuelta a España mountain classification wins with David Moncoutié and Nicolas Edet, and 5 Vuelta stage wins with Moncoutié, Rein Taaramäe, and Daniel Navarro.
“Because the UCI WorldTour staff, we’re extra involved than ever with the extent of efficiency of all of the elements of our bike, and we need to supply the last word high quality to all of our riders. We’re additionally proud to experience on 100% French high-tech merchandise,” Vasseur continued.
“We’re satisfied that the Cofidis-Look settlement will present our UCI WorldTour Crew, Girls Crew and Handisport Crew with one of the best vary of merchandise in all areas of biking, together with street, monitor and gravel. We’re delighted to open a brand new chapter with Look bikes from 2023 by persevering with our quest for victories on the highest degree.”
Cofidis will not be the one main staff switching bike and gear suppliers for 2023. UAE Crew Emirates are making the change from Campagnolo to Shimano groupsets whereas Jumbo-Visma are switching from Shimano to SRAM. Elsewhere, Arkéa-Samsic are transferring from Canyon bikes to Bianchi as they step as much as the WorldTour, whereas B&B Lodges-KTM are dropping KTM bikes for Swiss model BMC.