Ar­gon 18 Part­ners with Cy­cling Canada

New Euro­pean Of­fices and First World Tour Win

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In mid-sum­mer, Ar­gon 18 be­came the of­fi­cial bike sup­plier to Cy­cling Canada as a multi-year part­ner­ship was an­nounced. The Montreal-based bike man­u­fac­turer will sup­port the as­so­ci­a­tion’s track, road and para-cy­cling pro­grams through to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, along with pro­vid­ing frames to Team Race Clean, the Nex­tGen road and track en­durance pro­gram. Ar­gon 18 also joins Cy­cling Canada’s Podium 2020 com­mit­tee to de­velop spe­cific el­e­ments on their bikes for the Tokyo Games.

With dis­tri­bu­tion in over 70 coun­tries and cut­ting-edge smart bike tech­nolo­gies, Ar­gon 18 is proud to come full cir­cle and part­ner with Cy­cling Canada. “We’ve grown into a world­wide com­pany but our roots re­main Cana­dian,” said Ger­vais Rioux, founder and CEO. “It is a nat­u­ral col­lab­o­ra­tion to join forces with Cy­cling Canada and en­cour­age the next gen­er­a­tion of cy­clists with the same pride I had when I was rid­ing, now as the bike man­u­fac­turer.”

Pierre La­fontaine, CEO of Cy­cling Canada, shared the fed­er­a­tion’s ex­cite­ment re­gard­ing the part­ner­ship adding, “We are very pleased to be able to part­ner with Ar­gon 18 for this up­com­ing Olympic and Par­a­lympic cy­cle. ‘Made in Canada’ is cen­tral to our iden­tity and Ar­gon 18 man­u­fac­tures some of the top-per­form­ing bikes in the world to help us achieve our goals and reach the podium.”

Ear­lier, Ar­gon 18 an­nounced a multi-year part­ner­ship with As­tana Pro Team as part of the UCI World Tour and opened a new in­ter­na­tional sales of­fice in Bus­nago, Italy, to es­tab­lish a larger base and pres­ence in Europe. The Cana­dian high-end bike man­u­fac­turer also cel­e­brated its first World Tour vic­tory courtesy of Den­mark’s Jakob Fuglsang, who won the over­all at the Cri­terium du Dauphine stage race on Ar­gon 18’s Gal­lium Pro model that fea­tures their 3D sys­tem. For the full range of Ar­gon 18 bikes in­clud­ing the Ni­tro­gen Pro, E-118 and much more, visit ar­gon18bike.com. — JC

Top Cana­dian track rid­ers (l-r) Hugo Houle, Ste­fan Rit­ter, Amelia Walsh, Kate O’Brien, Te­gan Cochrane

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