UCI Continental team and Hunt supported, BikeChannel Canyon, will be taking on the pinnacle of British road racing starting this Sunday at the OVO Energy Tour of Britain.
Rolling out of Edinburgh, the team will be racing the eight stages as one of the twenty competing teams. Ranking above other high noting British based Continental outfits to gain a position on the start-line within the first year of operating is quite an achievement for the young team.
Hot off a recent stint of racing on the continent in Europe, the team is in top form form for their biggest tour yet. While lacking history, BikeChannel Canyon will be drawing upon a successful Tour of Yorkshire where team rider Dexter Gardias gained a second in the mountain classification as well as the combative jersey on the final stage. Turning to the Tour of Britain, Gardias noted that…
World Tour heavyweights including BMC, Cannondale Drapac, Lotto Soudal, Movistar, Orica-Scott, Quick-Step Floors, Dimension Data, Katusha Alpecin, Lotto NL-Jumbo and Team Sky will be toing the line with BikeChannel Canyon set on making their mark in this prestigious event.
To have BikeChannel Canyon aboard Hunt Wheels gives us an opportunity to gain invaluable rider feedback from the top levels of road cycling. The team have already provided innumerous ‘wish lists’ and given us insight into how wheel technology is changing at the highest level of British road cycling. Having direct input on wheels including 50Carbon Wide Aero, Team 45Carbon Aero and Team 55/80Carbon Aero as well as more models in the pipeline.
Be sure to follow BikeChannel Canyon’s Tour of Britain here on Facebook and here on the official race website.
- Hamish Paine