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Sunday, November 10, 2019

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Trek-Segafredo announces 2020 team roster

Here's the team's announcement:

Trek-Segafredo is pleased to finalize its 2020 roster, which involves 27 riders from 12 different Nationalities.  Eighteen riders return to the team, and from the nine new faces, four are neo-pros as Trek-Segafredo continues to add to its investment in youth.  One of the exciting, fresh prospects is 18-year-old Junior Road World Champion Quinn Simmons.

Vincenzo Nibali

Vincenzo Nibali (shown winning stage 20 of the 2019 Tour) will exchange his Bahrain-Merida colors for those of Trek-Segafredo. Sirotti photo

Vincenzo Nibali is the notable new signing, giving Trek-Segafredo another marquee leader alongside Richie Porte and Bauke Mollema for the Grand Tours as well as some of the biggest one-day races on the calendar.

The 2020 Trek-Segafredo team

Returning Riders:

Julien Bernard (FRA)
Gianluca Brambilla (ITA)
Giulio Ciccone (ITA)
Will Clarke (AUS)
Nicola Conci (ITA)
Koen de Kort (NED)
Niklas Eg (DEN)
Alex Kirsch (LUX)
Bauke Mollema (NED)
Jacopo Mosca (ITA)
Matteo Moschetti (ITA)
Ryan Mullen (IRL)
Mads Pedersen (DEN)
Richie Porte (AUS)
Kiel Reijnen (USA)
Toms Skujins (LAT)
Jasper Stuyven (BEL)
Edward Theuns (BEL)

New Riders:

Kenny Elissonde (FRA)
Alexander Kamp (DEN)
Emils Liepins (LAT)
Juan Pedro López (SPA)
Antonio Nibali (ITA)
Vincenzo Nibali (ITA)
Charlie Quarterman (GBR)
Michel Ries (LUX)
Quinn Simmons (USA)

Atala is Accell’s launching brand for groundbreaking carbon frame production technology

Bike Europe sent me this news:

MILAN, Italy – The first production ready carbon frame made by printing in one piece was launched yesterday by Atala in Italy. Accell Group, who owns 50 percent of Atala’s shares, selected this Italian company to launch this groundbreaking production technology.

“This new production technology will change the market for both carbon and alloy frames,” said Atala’s R&D technician Marco Borgonovo at the presentation of the new frame at the bicycle and motorcycle show EICMA in Milan. The Italian show opened its doors last Tuesday. “Our R&D department came up with an all new frame design once this new production technology became available. We are very happy that we are the first in the Accell Group to launch this technology.”

The main advantage of printing a carbon frame in one piece is the speed of production. With this technology the production time can be limited to 10 minutes only, a huge difference compared with the handmade carbon frames. Another big advantage is the substantial reduction in weight and the limitation of waste material. The frames are made in Taiwan, though the Atala spokesman could not reveal the name of the production company.

Recently another company also presented the printing carbon technology in the bicycle industry as Bike Europe reported.

The American startup Arevo Inc. made its European debut at Eurobike last September. Arevo Inc. partners with U.S. Franco Bicycles that offers a carbon monocoque bike frame “As the world’s first e-bike made with the 3D printer”.

You can read the entire story here.

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