New pro bikes: Bianchi bikes for Belkin, Canyon for Movistar

Season start means new colour schemes

The start of the new cycling season sees a round of musical chairs as kit suppliers’ new contracts with teams kick in.


Bianchi have released photos of Dutch squad Belkin riding the Oltre XR.2 frame – and we think the designer’s done a fine job of blending Belkin light green with Bianchi celeste.

The belkin squad on their bianchi bikes:

The Belkin squad on their Bianchi bikes

The Italian frame brand previously supplied Vacansoleil-DCM, which folded at the end of 2013. Bauke Mollema, Robert Gesink, et al, remain on Shimano components.

Over at Movistar, Scottish brand Endura stepped up as the Spanish team’s apparel supplier, and Canyon takes over from Pinarello as bike sponsor. Campagnolo remains the squad’s groupset provider. 

Movistar riders model their new endura jersey and shorts:

Movistar riders model their new Endura jerseys and shorts