British UCI squad ONE PRO Cycling will ride Aston Martin branded Storck bikes in 2018.
After last year’s announcement that Aston Martin would become an Official Partner for ONE PRO Cycling in 2018, the team has finally revealed their kit and bikes for this season.
During the official launch at Aston Martin’s Dover Street boutique in London on 22nd February, the team’s 11 riders revealed their striking new kit made by Italian clothing brand Nalini. With recently revealed new brand colours of navy and white, the stylish new kit incorporates an eye-catching diagonal split which separates the lighter top half of the kit from the darker navy bottom half ensuring the riders stand out in the peloton.
Nalini is supplying the team with over 25 different pieces of kit for the season, providing the riders with some of the best kit available for all weather conditions. The colour scheme offers both comfort and style given some of the team’s spring races will feature typical northern European weather. Later in the season, the riders will show off their skinsuits in races including the National Time-Trial Championships.
Just 107 of the Storck Fascinario.3 bike frames were made in 2017 after a collaboration between Storck and Aston Martin making them one of the most exclusive bicycles in the world. The same frame and forks can now be seen in the professional peloton with ONE PRO Cycling. Along with the best Shimano Dura Ace, Vision wheels, and Prologo and FSA components this makes up the Storck Fascenario.3 Aston Martin Team Edition bike. For time-trials, riders will demonstrate their aerodynamic prowess on the Storck Aero 2 frame with the same components. The on-bike look will be completed with custom MET Manta and Trenta helmets.
Further adding to the team’s style and sophistication, an Aston Martin DB11 dressed in the same team colours will feature in the convoy as a support vehicle having all the radios and important support equipment needed to assist riders throughout a race.
Aston Martin Global Marketing Director, Marcus Blake, said: “We’re delighted that our new partnership with ONE PRO Cycling is already proving so fruitful. With the new kit, bicycles and cars it looks like an exciting season ahead for both brands.”
Matt Prior, CEO of ONE PRO Cycling is thrilled to be working with partners perfectly aligned to the team: “We’ve come a long way since our first season in 2015 and today we’ve got a really exciting team ready to work alongside some of the best brands in the world. I’m incredibly excited going into the 2018 season knowing we’ve got such a strong team of riders, staff and partners.”
The team’s season begins in Slovenia and Croatia before making their UK debut in April. Fans will also be able to see the team throughout the summer as part of the UK Tour Series which takes place across the country as well as at races in Italy, France, Belgium and Poland. The ultimate goal of the season comes in September as the team set their sights on the prestigious Tour of Britain.