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by Shane Stokes
June 27, 2017
In today’s Daily News Digest: Cavendish and Cummings confirmed for Team Dimension Data’s Tour de France squad; Cannondale-Drapac confirms Tour de France line-up; Backup for Quintana and Valverde confirmed by Movistar; Fuglsang and Aru lead Astana at Tour de France; Bardet’s Ag2r teammates finalized for Tour; Bouhanni leads Cofidis in 2017 Tour de France; Izagirre and Colbrelli heading Bahrain-Merida’s Tour lineup; Meintjes aiming higher after strong Tour performance in 2016; Cookson ‘angered’ by draft report into British Cycling; Hosking extends with Alé Cipollini for 2018, will return full-time to Europe; Warbasse writes about long journey to first professional win; Orica-Scott chef subject of Amazon Tour de France documentary; Canyon receives Red Dot Design Team of the Year award; Video: Movistar reveals its Tour de France nine; Video: McLaughlin wins Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra Race
Bike company Canyon has landed a prestigious seal of quality by taking the Red Dot: Design Team of the Year 2017 award. In a year where two of its bike models took the organization’s top award, the Red Dot: Best of the Best, its team will be included in the Red Dot Hall of Fame.
“For Canyon, being named Red Dot: Design Team of the Year means the expression of utmost appreciation of the huge dedication of our developers and designers over many years,” said Canyon founder Roman Arnold. “Winning an award for something that we consider to be hugely important without putting ourselves forward for this award highlights the significance of this distinction. We are honoured that Canyon as a bicycle manufacturer will take its place in a “Hall of Fame” alongside the world’s biggest designers.”
The company will receive the award on July 3 at the Red Dot Gala at the Museum Essen in Essen, Germany.
Red Dot founder and CEO Professor Peter Zec said that he believed Canyon was a worthy recipient. “[It] has become a global player in the industry and has been filling our jury with enthusiasm for several years now,” he stated.
“Canyon bikes show the potential a brand can develop when the focus is on the person, who is always searching for more than just a bike: namely a constant companion in the countryside or in the city, or as a professional athlete. This is achieved through the exemplary customer?focused design and by the unique production and sales structures.”