Canadian based Argon 18 and Cycling Australia have signed a contract to the end of 2020 to supply bikes to the elite Australian Cycling Team track squad.
With the stated goal of gold medals at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games in mind, Cycling Australia undertook a review in 2017 that encompassed all aspects of the team’s performances and sought improvements in all areas including athlete welfare, coaching support and technology.
Simon Jones, Performance Director, Australian Cycling Team: “This partnership with Argon 18 is really exciting for the Australian Cycling Team, and fits perfectly with our stated direction and ambition for ongoing world-class success in the future. We felt as a team we needed to seek new and innovative technology solutions.
“We conducted a thorough worldwide search and carefully considered our options. We knew this was a big decision and we gave it a massive amount of thought and research. We’re taking a broader approach to how we produce results and Argon 18 are our partner. This is more than ‘just the bikes’; this is partnership with shared goals.”
For Argon 18, it’s an opportunity to join with one of the powerhouses of global cycling and work in a truly collaborative manner towards a shared and stated goal: Olympic success.
Martin Faubert, R&D Director, Argon 18: “Our partnership with Cycling Australia for Tokyo 2020 will see us fully utilise Argon 18’s engineering prowess and cutting-edge technical expertise. Working in collaboration with Cycling Australia our goals are precise, and we target nothing less than the fastest bike in the world. We’re already hard at work with their engineers and mechanics and we want to bring home Olympic gold as much as they do.”
Gervais Rioux, CEO & Founder Argon 18: “We’re totally thrilled that Cycling Australia have partnered with the team here at Argon 18. Even though track cycling is a niche market in the cycling industry, we at Argon 18 think it is important that we establish ourselves as the leader in the sport, with the best products and be number one in track cycling. Partnering with a clearly results driven team will allow us to bring new technology and our deeper aerodynamic knowledge to future products. Look for some surprising results in Tokyo 2020.”
The first bikes have been delivered to the Australian Cycling Team’s headquarters in Adelaide with a complete roll out in the coming months.