Mitchelton-Scott To Switch To Bianchi From January 2021
The team we know as Mitchelton-Scott will change names from 2021 with GreenEDGE Cycling signing a partnership agreement with Bianchi.
Launched in 2011 and using Scott bikes ever since, GreenEDGE Cycling is Australasia's first and only WorldTour professional cycling team. Led by Australian businessman Gerry Ryan, GreenEdge has established itself as a world-class team with an international reach.
Gerry Ryan said as the team approaches their tenth season at the top level of world cycling they are invigorated by the new opportunity.
"Bianchi is a proven brand with a long and proud history," he said.
“We have witnessed the incredible success of riders using Bianchi equipment and are inspired by their plans for the future. The UCI WorldTour is consistently seeing more technology innovations and we are confident our collaboration with Bianchi will result in our riders racing on the most cutting edge road and time trial bicycles that will deliver many victories in the world’s biggest races.”
New Signings, New Bikes For 2021
Vuelta a España winner and current Tirreno-Adriatico champion, Simon Yates, classics rider Michael Matthews, Amanda Spratt and the other riders of the team will be supported by Bianchi with performance aero, all-rounder and TT bikes including top of the range Specialissima, Oltre and Aquila models.
As the team’s innovation partner, Bianchi’s Reparto Corse ‘racing division’, will work with GreenEDGE’s performance team staff to create innovations and shape the future of bike racing. Bianchi say the race-winning advantages created by Reparto Corse through its collaboration with GreenEDGE will filter through to performance-driven Bianchi consumers around the globe.
Bianchi will also be the innovation partner of the GreenEDGE Women’s WorldTour team. Formed in 2012, the women’s team has been a leader on the international women’s cycling circuit from its inception.
Jumbo-Visma, who had been using Bianchi bikes, will switch to Cervelo for 2021 and beyond.