Zipp NewsBack 2019-01-11
Australian Cycling Team Adds Zipp Speed
Zipp is excited to announce a new partnership with Cycling Australia’s legendary track cycling program. As an official supplier through the 2020 Games, Zipp will provide front and rear Disc wheels as the Australian cycling team track squad pushes for world records and gold medals in marquee events including the team pursuit. As part of the new agreement, Australian cycling team track squad will ride Argon 18 frames with Zipp discs.
“Working with a wheel and bike manufacturer is vitally important to our performance gains leading into Tokyo,” said Simon Jones, Performance Director Cycling Australia. “Both Zipp and Argon 18 have a strong performance culture and capability and we are looking forward to what we can create together”.
The partnership is part of Zipp’s commitment to partner with cycling’s most innovative athletes and programs to achieve not only victories and championships but new levels of speed. The Super-9 is our fastest wheel, and Australia is home to many of the world’s fastest track cyclists.
“We’re honored to be partnering with a true giant of bicycle racing, Cycling Australia, and an innovator like Argon 18,” Zipp Road Sports Marketing Director Jason Phillips said. “Track racing—especially the team pursuit—represents the pinnacle of speed, efficiency and teamwork on a bike.”
“At Argon 18, we strive to go beyond the perception of what a bicycle could be. Therefore, being able to work in synergy with Cycling Australia, a true powerhouse on the track, and such a respected leader in the field of aerodynamics as Zipp, is a welcome opportunity to push boundaries even further,” said Martin Faubert, R and D Director for Argon 18.
About the Australian Cycling Team Track Program
Track cycling has a long history of bringing success to Australia with more medals being won on the track than any other discipline in cycling, particularly at the international level, including numerous Olympic Games medals. With the Australian Cycling Team’s main event focus being the Olympic Games, track cycling presents the best opportunity for gold medals with 12 Olympic medal events available; six in sprint events and six in endurance events. The Australian Cycling Team’s Track program consists of 22 male and female athletes (7 Sprint and 15 Endurance), forming the core track group from which Australia will launch its Tokyo 2020 track attack.
About Zipp Speed Weaponry
Zipp Speed Weaponry was founded in 1988 with the sole mission of making you faster. Our focus is to produce the highest performing, most durable wheels and components. For more than three decades, Zipp has done exactly that, by drawing on its core competencies of design engineering, composites knowledge, computer simulation, and wind tunnel development. It is these competencies that have allowed Zipp to deliver a series of firsts in the cycling industry. From the first carbon disc wheel to the first carbon crank to the first carbon wheel to win Paris-Roubaix.