08 March 2021
The highly successful Belgian cycling team to remain with PRO Vibe handlebars for upcoming season
PRO announces the extension of its sponsorship of, Belgian-based team, Deceuninck-Quick-Step. The most successful squad, in recent seasons, notched up 39 race victories in the truncated 2020 season and will once again be relying upon PRO’s Vibe handlebars and stems to power their performance in 2021. Specialising in one-day races in general and the Classics in particular, the team has topped the UCI World Tour list for race victories every year since 2013.
In 2020 Deceuninck-Quickstep’s flagship results were all achieved with PRO Vibe cockpits equipped to their Specialized bicycles. The most noteworthy of these include Sam Bennett and Julian Alaphilippe’s Tour de France stage wins, as well as João Almeida’s 15-day spell in the Giro d’Italia’s pink jersey. Alaphilippe meanwhile added the World Championship title to his already exceptionally impressive palmarès last year. The French rider may have represented his nation on that fateful day in September, but he was using a PRO Vibe handlebar none-the-less and will continue to do so in 2021 as he represents Deceuninck-Quickstep in the rainbow jersey.
Deceuninck-Quickstep are famed for their team ethos. Their Wolf Pack nickname has come to symbolise their aggressive and exciting approach to racing, but also their commitment to teamwork. These values echo those of PRO and the company’s product development team are once again excited by the challenge of continuing to improve upon PRO’s offerings. Having access to the world’s best riders, who put each product through the most rigorous possible real-world testing assisted tremendously in the design and development of the Vibe range of handlebars and stems.
The PRO Vibe cockpits have proven their race winning credentials in the hands of the World Tour’s most successful team. Racers looking to power their own performance to new heights can rely upon the Vibe range to provide lightweight and aerodynamic handlebars and stems. The addition of Innegra carbon fibre in the Vibe lay-up further increases the components’ vibration dampening capabilities and ensures extra strength, at no weight penalty.
Team Deceuninck-Quickstep have already made their 2021 racing debut and have started notching up race victories. The most impressive thus far was Davide Ballerini’s win at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, following a superb team performance which featured a decisive effort from Alaphilippe to set up the Italian for the sprint. Watching riders from the Wolf Pack reach up from their PRO Vibe handlebars to punch the air in celebration could once again be among cycling’s most familiar images this season.