uvex returns to UCI WorldTour
uvex is opening a new chapter in the top league of cycling. Intermarché-Circus-Wanty, one of the best teams on the UCI WorldTour, is now riding with performance products "made in uvex". International stars such as Biniam Girmay, Rui Costa and Louis Meintjes put their trust in uvex helmets and eyewear.
uvex has been a known name in the peloton for more than 30 years. The innovative technologies for more performance and safety convinced many successful cyclists. uvex athletes have cheered almost a hundred times at the Tour de France, the Giro d'Italia, the Vuelta a España or one of the cycling monuments. Now the performance products from the German family-owned company are returning to the roads of the biggest races with Intermarché-Circus-Wanty.
Michael Winter, Managing Partner of the uvex group: "Athletes rely on uvex in the most emotional moments. Our helmet and eyewear technologies are already world class. At uvex, we are not satisfied with that – we think ahead. The bike segment is growing and with our new partnership we are heading towards the future. It is a milestone for the brand and for the development of new, innovative products that will inspire all cyclists."
Multi-year partnership with Intermarché-Circus-Wanty
uvex is working on new performance products together with the UCI WorldTeam, which finished last season in the top 5 of the world rankings. Thanks to in-house development and own production facilities, the rider feedback has a direct impact on new helmets and eyewear. New uvex models are already expected in the coming months.
Christophe Weissenberger, CEO of the uvex sports group: "In sports, uvex is a sought-after performance brand. Partnerships with top athletes are in the brand's DNA and with Intermarché-Circus-Wanty we underline our claim. The long-term cooperation provides us with a new dimension in international brand presence and supports us in addressing new markets and target groups with innovative bike products."
Performance helmets Made in Germany
The Intermarché-Circus-Wanty riders are equipped with the uvex helmet and eyewear flagship models in a special team design. In the time trial, they wear the top-class helmet uvex race 8. For the road races, they choose between the uvex race 9 (performance helmet with large ventilation channels) and the uvex rise (aero helmet). Three eyewear models are available for the pros: the uvex pace one V, the uvex sportstyle 231 2.0 V (both with automatic lens tinting) and the uvex sportstyle 236 (with interchangeable lenses) in a striking shield look.
Next Saturday (January 14th) Intermarché-Circus-Wanty will be wearing uvex helmets and eyewear in the race for the first time. A criterium race before the Australian Tour Down Under opens the 2023 road season.