Giant and Cadex to support Equipo Kern Pharma’s long-term ambitions
Newest Spanish UCI ProTeam and world-leading bicycle manufacturer to further team up in the coming years
After a rewarding maiden season of partnership in 2020, Equipo Kern Pharma and cycling brands Giant and Cadex have confirmed they will team up in 2021 as the Spanish outfit steps up to become a UCI ProTeam. It will be the first of a new multi-year partnership deal.
The world-leading bicycle manufacturer will provide Equipo Kern Pharma’s riders with three different models: the Propel aero bike, the all-rounder TCR Advanced SL 2021 and the Trinity SL time trial bike. All of them will be equipped with carbon-built wheelsets and components from premium brand Cadex.
“Equipo Kern Pharma has a bright future ahead,” says José Casla, General Manager of Giant Ibérica. “They’ve proven they are a serious, ambitious outfit, and have been able to develop at the planned pace even in such a difficult year like 2020. Giant, as a market-leading brand, shares with them their long-term vision and prospects.”
“We are providing the team with a wide choice of bikes and equipment that can suit any kind of race they may participate in. We are particularly proud of Giant’s TCR Advanced SL 2021, the ninth version of the TCR model that has been cutting-edge for almost three decades already thanks to its continued evolution over the years.”
“I get a real feel of happiness whenever I ride a Giant bike,” says Raúl García Pierna, who claimed this year the Spanish National Championships ITT U23 on a Trinity SL. “They are light and stiff. You can tell every single watt translates into power and speed.”
“Being able to use Giant bikes and Cadex components means putting the best technology of the world at the service of our cyclists,” says Juanjo Oroz, Team Manager for Equipo Kern Pharma. “Bikes alone don’t win any races, but neither do riders if they can’t use gear of the best quality.”
“We feel very proud of this long-term partnership. Working with Giant and Cadex will enable us to evolve together and become stronger over the years.”