Viviani wins in Abu Dhabi, Barnes in Valencia, new Shimano shades: Daily News Digest

by Shane Stokes

February 23, 2018

Viviani wins stage 2 of the Abu Dhabi Tour; Barnes wins stage 1 of Setmana Ciclista Valenciana; Von Hoff fractures four vertebrae, yet keeps fingers crossed for Commonwealth Games; Olympic MTB champ Jenny Rissveds breaks contract to address mental health; Boonen takes up role with Lotto-Soudal and Captains of Cycling project; Shimano unveil new S-Phyre R and X premium eyewear; New Cannondale aero bike spotted; Video: WNT-Rotor ready for 2018

New Cannondale aero bike spotted

by Caley Fretz

Cannondale finally has an aero road bike. Riders on EF Education First were spotted on the sleek-looking frame, which has not yet been formally launched, a the Abu Dhabi Tour this week.

A new Cannondale called the Systemsix was recently approved by the UCI, and if we had to guess that appears to be the name of the new aero bike. That’s a name Cannondale used previously, with a carbon/aluminum frame released in 2006.

The version on display in Abu Dhabi features disc brakes, a heavily shaped head tube and downtube, and thin, dropped seat stays.