How the Peloton #packsaferidefast to the Tour of California
‘California’- a place name that conjures up images of glamour, golden beaches and good-looking people. But for one week each year center-stage is hijacked by professional cyclists and their entourages.
The Amgen Tour of California seeks to emulate the European Grand Tours like the Tour de France that challanges the world’s strongest pro cycling teams with a demanding course that traverses hundreds of miles of California’s iconic highways, byways and coastlines each Spring. Divided up into grueling stages with a cumulative distance of almost 800 miles (200 miles for the Women’s Tour).
But we want to focus on the logistics behind the cycling teams and not the actual race itself. The vast majority of professional cycling teams are based in Europe and the ‘journey to victory’ starts a long time before the race itself. Check out our animated video which illustrates some key facts and figures –
Scicon currently sponsor and supply many professional cycling teams – 4 of which are racing at this year’s Tour of California- Etixx – Quick-Step, Trek-Segafredo, Tinkoff and Wiggle High5. Scicon, as bike bag manufacturer, play a huge role in facilitating safe transportation of thousands of bikes every year to and from races and training camps around the world.
Scicon Bags are the number 1 choice for the majority of the professional peloton because our cases, bags and protection are lightweight, protective, simple-to-pack and easy-to-manouver. Wiggle High5 Dani King recently said in an article on Total Women’s Cycling:
I’ve raced 22 times this year in 5 different countries taking multiple flights! With the amount of travelling us Wiggle High5 riders do it’s important that we protect our equipment- most especially our Colnago bikes which need to ideally arrive race-ready. With the Scicon AeroComfort 2.0 TSA, the handlebars, seat-post and saddle all stay in place which is great if you’ve had a bike fit and don’t want to mess up your settings.
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