Pirelli confirms victorious partnership with Mitchelton-SCOTTWed 4 Mar 2020
Off the back of dominate victories at UAE Tour and Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, courtesy of Adam Yates and Annemiek van Vleuten, Pirelli announces the renewal of its partnership with WorldTour team Mitchelton-SCOTT.
The team, which officially rides on P ZERO™ Velo tubulars, is testing the brand-new Pirelli tubeless tires too.
Pirelli continues its race on the competitive cycling route and the company reconfirms the agreement with the Australian WorldTour team Mitchelton-SCOTT, both for the male team and for the female roster.
The announcement coincides with Yates’ overall victory at the UAE Tour and Van Vleuten’s win at the opening weekend of the Classics season on debut in the rainbow jersey.
The early season results come after a successful 2019, earning three medals at the UCI Road Cycling World Championships in Yorkshire: gold for Van Vleuten, silver for Matteo Trentin and bronze for Amanda Spratt.
The collaboration between Pirelli and Mitchelton-SCOTT is a technological partnership and a joint agreement. The first result of this performance testing and validation process was the P ZERO™ Velo Tubular tire. Today, thanks to the joint work of the Pirelli engineers and the team, fans from all over the world can buy the tires that helped Van Vleuten win a gold medal.
The renewal of the partnership confirms that the team will race again on Pirelli tubular tires for 2020. The P ZERO™ Velo Tubular, born to face the most demanding conditions of the World Tour races, has proven to be premium rubber on all surfaces and in any specialty; it offers top performance in terms of confidence and driving control in extreme conditions.
The team, together with Pirelli technicians, is now working on further performance improvements as well as on the final tuning of the new P ZERO™ Velo tubeless. Tubeless tyres have undoubted improvement performances compared to traditional tubulars, and for Pirelli, represent an innovation that is not only technical but also a change of paradigm.
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The Australian team has been racing with Pirelli since 2018, just a few months after the brand launched in cycling, which took place in June 2017. Pirelli's return to the bicycle world was a natural step for the company, which boasts over 110 years of sports history alongside athletes and teams in the maximum circuits. The bicycle, the sustainable medium par excellence, marries the values of Pirelli, the world leader in sustainability.