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.”
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.”
The Intermarché-Circus-Wanty helmet collection includes the uvex rise and the uvex race 9 for the typical race days. While the uvex race 9 with its large ventilation channels ensures a cool head, especially for climbers and in warmer weather conditions, the uvex rise is the perfect aero helmet. The lightweight helmet passed the WorldTour competition in aerodynamic tests already before the start of the season. Especially for the pros, the uvex rise has been equipped with an upgrade package that offers even more performance and comfort features.
In the time trial, Intermarché-Circus-Wanty relies on the uvex race 8 and thus on the helmet, which proved its top class just a few weeks ago at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii with winner Chelsea Sodaro. A shortened teardrop shape and special dimples on the helmet shell provide optimized air flow and maximum power savings on the time trial bike.
The pros are also equipped with the uvex eyewear flagship models. They can choose between the uvex pace one V, the uvex sportstyle 231 2.0 V (both with automatic lens tinting) or the uvex sportstyle 236 (with interchangeable lenses) in a striking shield look.
The design of the team collection fits into the color scheme of the UCI WorldTeam. 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. In addition to the WorldTour pros, the new development team (Circus-ReUz-Technord) and the cross team (Tormans Cyclo Cross Team) also ride with uvex.