Zipp 2014 Road Team Roster
World’s Best Race and Train with Firecrest Technology
Zipp is proud to equip a diverse and accomplished lineup of men’s and women’s professional cycling teams across the globe. From Grand Tours, Spring Classics and other European races to top events in the United States, Australia and Africa, the world’s best rely on Zipp® Firecrest® wheelsets, disc wheels and bars, stems and seatposts.
UCI ProTeams Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Pro Cycling Team (with riders including Tom Boonen, Mark Cavendish, Tony Martin and newcomer Rigoberto Uran) and Tinkoff-Saxo (Alberto Contador, Roman Kreuziger, Nicolas Roche) count on Zipp wheels, bars, stems and seatposts.
The two Zipp-supported UCI Pro Continental teams underscore cycling’s global growth. MTN-Qhubeka, based in South Africa, focuses on success in Europe and in promoting Qhubeka, World Bicycle Relief’s program in South Africa. A newcomer to our roster, Australian-based Drapac Professional Cycling (Jonathan Cantwell) rides Zipp wheels, bars, stems and seatposts.
Top women’s teams also roll into 2014 with Zipp. Utilizing Zipp wheels, aerobars, road bars, stems and seatposts, Team Twenty16 again fields strong women’s pro and development teams. Specialized-lululemon (Evelyn Stevens, Elise Delzenne, Carmen Small) remains a contender in any race riding Zipp road bars, stems and seatposts.
Zipp’s support of these professional teams is rooted in our commitment to design and manufacture wheels and components that thrive under the most demanding athletes in the toughest conditions. Feedback from Omega Pharma – Quick-Step’s Mark Cavendish was instrumental in hub and spoke lacing refinements to Model Year 2014 Zipp carbon wheelsets. Omega Pharma – Quick-Step, Tinkoff-Saxo and MTN-Qhubeka now use the 404 Firecrest Carbon Clincher as their primary training wheel – a move that underscores the durability of Zipp Carbon Clinchers and the importance of aerodynamic efficiency and crosswind stability for top professionals.
Omega Pharma – Quick-Step (Belgium)
MTN-Qhubeka p/b Samsung (South Africa)
Drapac Professional Cycling (Australia)
TWENTY16 Pro Cycling (USA)