TEAM DECEUNINCK-QUICK-STEP IN CONTROL IN 2021 THANKS TO PRO HANDLEBARS

The highly successful Belgian cycling team to remain with PRO Vibe handlebars for the upcoming season

PRO announces the extension of its sponsorship of, Belgian-based team, Deceuninck-Quick-Step. The most successful squad, in recent seasons, notched up 39 race victories in the truncated 2020 season and will once again be relying upon PRO’s Vibe handlebars and stems to power their performance in 2021.  Specialising in one-day races in general and the Classics in particular, the team has topped the UCI World Tour list for race victories every year since 2013.

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In 2020 Deceuninck-Quick-Step’s flagship results were all achieved with PRO Vibe cockpits equipped with their specialized bicycles. The most noteworthy of these include Sam Bennett and Julian Alaphilippe’s Tour de France stage wins, as well as João Almeida’s 15-day spell in the Giro d’Italia’s pink jersey. Alaphilippe meanwhile added the World Championship title to his already exceptionally impressive palmarès last year. The French rider may have represented his nation on that fateful day in September 2020, but he was using a PRO Vibe handlebar none-the-less and will continue to do so in 2021 as he represents Deceuninck-Quickstep in the rainbow jersey.

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Deceuninck-Quick-Step are famed for their team ethos. Their Wolf Pack nickname has come to symbolise their aggressive and exciting approach to racing, but also their commitment to teamwork. These values echo those of PRO and the company’s product development team are once again excited by the challenge of continuing to improve upon PRO’s offerings. Having access to the world’s best riders, who put each product through the most rigorous possible real-world testing assisted tremendously in the design and development of the Vibe range of handlebars and stems.

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The PRO Vibe cockpits have proven their race-winning credentials in the hands of the World Tour’s most successful team. Racers looking to power their own performance to new heights can rely upon the Vibe range to provide lightweight and aerodynamic handlebars and stems. The addition of Innegra carbon fiber in the Vibe lay-up further increases the components’ vibration dampening capabilities and ensures extra strength, at no weight penalty.

Team Deceuninck-Quick-Step made their 2021 racing debut at the Clasica de Almeria on 14th February. PRO will be powering the team towards undoubted victories from that moment onwards.  

 

NOTES TO EDITORS:

1. EMBARGO TIME/DATE: 10:00 CET, Friday 26th February, 2021.

2. IMAGES: Lifestyle shots free to use. Studio shot ©️ Wout Beel.

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