Your Thursday Daily News Digest

by Neal Rogers

November 24, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Chaves to start season at Tour Down Under; One Pro Cycling loses sponsor and Pro Continental status; Brajkovic signs with Bahrain Merida; Wanty-Groupe Gobert signs Lieuwe Westra; Astana unveils 2017 jersey and Argon 18 bikes; Sagan eyes Roubaix victory, hints that he could retire in ‘three, four, five, six years’; CyclingTips Podcast: David Walsh on Armstrong, Team Sky, Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins’ TUEs; Etixx-QuickStep staff wraps up two-day team building exercises; Video: Trailer for Cyclocross World Cup in Zeven, Germany

Astana unveils 2017 jersey and Argon 18 bikes

by CyclingTips

At a press conference in Montecatini Terme, Italy, Team Astana unveiled its 2017 team kit as well as team bikes under new sponsor Argon 18.

For 2017, Astana has switched from Specialized to Argon 18 bikes, from Moa to Giordana apparel, and from Specialized to Limar helmets.

“Our bikes are the result of long experience and knowhow, and that is what differentiates us from other manufacturers, ” says Gervais Rioux, Founder and CEO of Argon 18. “We have managed to combine the knowledge of cycling’s tradition with modernity and technology, and this is what made us successful.”

Astana will be riding Argon 18’s Gallium Pro, along with the Nitrogen Pro and E-118 Next.