It’s lift-off for BIKE Channel Canyon. The team were presented to the London Bike Show audience this afternoon after the above video rolled at the ExCel.
Alongside one of the custom-painted Canyon Aeroad CF SLX bikes they will ride this season, the 15-strong squad appeared on stage in suits supplied by official tailors Hawes & Curtis.
They answered questions posed by compere Jason Bradbury before heading down to the Canyon stand to meet fans, sign autographs and discuss their hopes for the campaign ahead. Sports director Tim Elverson said:
“We had a great day. It was fantastic to finally launch the team and meet some of our supporters. It is getting really exciting now.
“We are getting some great invites to some really good UCI races because I think the profile we have managed to construct for the team is starting to get noticed.
“We need to follow that profile up and perform on the road. We are obviously aiming for success and to win some bike races now.
“We want to represent our brands well and we want to race hard. We have to make sure we focus on what we need to do.”