In the second of our series counting down to 2018 and looking back at the sponsors who helped make 2017 such a success we take a look at the bikes the riders used.
Boardman bikes were another brand that worked closely with Dame Sarah Storey on her Rio 2016 campaign where she won gold in the Road Time Trial on the TTE bike and gold in the Road Race on the AIR Signature bike.
During 2017 the team rode ATT, AIR and SLR models depending on the road event, whilst Beth Crumpton has been riding the CXR 9.4 during the Cyclocross season and the track team have been using the TRK Track frame.
The bikes have enabled huge success with the team securing the overall victory for Lizzy Banks in the National Road Series, Beth Crumpton sees the year out leading the National CX Trophy and numerous Time Trial successes have been enjoyed. The criterium season saw the AIR bike secure the Eisberg Sprints jersey at Tour Series whilst podiums were achieved at both London and Copenhagen Nocturne.
For 2018 the team stay on Boardman bikes with framesets supplied for road and time trial via the AIR, ATT and SLR models, whilst the 3 cyclocross riders of Beth Crumpton, Anna Kay and Ffion James will start the 2018 cyclocross season on the CXR 9.4 bikes. Track riders will again use TRK frames for track events.
Speaking of the continued support from Boardman, Dame Sarah Storey said, “I’ve ridden Boardman bikes to 3 gold medals across the last 3 Paralympic Games and exclusively ridden their road bikes since the beginning of 2016. To be heading in to a 3rd year on the road with them in
2018 is superb and I’m excited to make my comeback to racing after the birth of my son Charlie in October.”
“When we set up Storey Racing for 2017, they were delighted to be a part of this new project so it’s good to know we have lived up to expectations and they are keen to continue to work with us for another year.”
Speaking for Boardman, James Ryan, Brand and Design Manager said, “Storey Racing’s first year of competition has been highly successful and we are delighted to have played a major role in that. The team has an incredible line up of riders in 2018, across a number of cycling disciplines, which perfectly showcases the range of bike models we have. It’s exciting to see a team take on a year round racing calendar and in 2018 we’ll be there every step of the way.”
The team will be in action as soon as the new year starts, with the culmination of the Revolution Track series on January 6th and the final round of the National Cyclocross Trophy on January 7th.