Bikes of the 2015 WorldTour

by CyclingTips


The 2015 WorldTour season is now upon us and it’s the first time we’ seen all of the new ProTeam bikes lining up against one another.

The most notable absence this season is Cervelo, which no longer sponsors a WorldTour team as a result of the Cannondale-Garmin merger. Colnago is also out after Europcar downgraded to ProConti status.

SRAM has decreased its presence in the WorldTour considerably. That’s not to say that the company isn’t still heavily involved in cycling. SRAM has taken on the title sponsorship of SRAM-Velocio as well as many grassroots projects. However, SRAM has focused its efforts on AG2R-La Mondiale this season and we assume this has to do with the pending release of their electronic groupset.

The only teams on mechanical groupsets at the time of writing are Movistar (on Campagnolo SuperRecord) and a handful of AG2R riders (four riders are on the prototype electronic groupsets).

Campagnolo is represented by three teams this season (Astana, Lotto-Soudal and Movistar) while Shimano dominates with 13 teams being outfitted with their groupsets and components (some teams with a mixture of FSA and Rotor).

Most notably, Tinkoff-Saxo and Etixx-Quick-Step are not officially sponsored by Shimano and are running a combination of Shimano and FSA. It’s known that FSA are developing a wireless electronic groupset and the rumour is that these two teams will be transitioning to FSA’s groupset sometime this season.

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