Lotto Soudal is happy to announce that it renewed its contract with premium brand Campagnolo for 2021. The Italian company will supply the Lotto Soudal WorldTeam, as well as the Ladies and U23 teams with wheels and groupsets.
“For over 80 years, the quality and precision of Campagnolo’s products have contributed to the victories of the greatest cycling champions of all time. From Coppi, Merckx and Indurain to Nibali, Pogačar, Ewan and Gilbert. We are proud to feature in that list”, says Lotto Soudal General Manager John Lelangue.
“It’s more than ten years that we share the roads together with Team Lotto Soudal and we are delighted to enhance our partnership for the next season. We had incredible memories over the years and we are sure more will come in 2021. Having even the Ladies and the U23 teams will provide a full testing platform for our product“ added Campagnolo Marketing Manager Nicolò Ildos.
“The Campagnolo groupset is definitely the nicest groupset to look at on a bike. It would be my only choice if I ever had to design a bike“, says Caleb Ewan.
The Lotto Soudal WorldTeam will use the Ridley Noah Fast Disc and Ridley Helium SLX Disc bikes equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 Speed electronic Disc Brake groupset and Campagnolo Bora 35 Disc Brake and Campagnolo Bora 50 Disc Brake wheels.
“It’s always nice to see that the best riders from all time have used Campagnolo”, says Philippe Gilbert. “I use the Bora 50 because it’s a wheel able to go everywhere, it can descend and climb really good – I’m really happy with this.”
Caleb Ewan adds: “My favourite wheel combination is the Bora 50 in the back and front. They’re what I like to sprint on and even in the mountain stages they’re light enough to go through the mountains.”
“I think Campagnolo is a lot of tradition and history, a little bit of a lifestyle – it’s definitely a special product”, says John Degenkolb. “The first time I used Campagnolo was when I was 11 years old, and for quite some years. Then already it worked smooth and trustable. Our newest groupset is of course from another level.”
The Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 Speed electronic Disc Brake groupset is indeed the state of the art in terms of performance and quality. It combines the disc brake system with the electronic 12-speed transmission.
Lotto Soudal’s head mechanic Steven Van Olmen: “Fast shifting, always precise and effortless for the cyclist, and a very gradual gear ratio are just some of the extraordinary characteristics of the EPS groupset, whose performance is ensured by the tried and tested Campagnolo disc brake system and the AMS (Adjustable Modulation System) and Reach adjustment management options. It makes our work even a bit easier.”
The Lotto Soudal Ladies and U23 Teams will use the Ridley Helium SLX Disc bikes equipped with Campagnolo Super Record EPS electronic rim brake groupset and Campagnolo Bora One 35 and Campagnolo Bora One 50 wheels.