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Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling Team Presentation

Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling Team rides the Ribble Ultra SL R in 2022.

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Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling will be racing on Ribble’s ground-breaking, Ultra SL R Team Edition across the 2022 season. The UCI Continental Road Team, will be racing on the aerodynamically optimised and fully UCI approved machine which has been finished in the new striking 2022 Team Edition Custom Colour design featuring a ‘Midnight Ink’, ‘Fresh Mandarin’ and ‘Alpine White’ palette with metallic finish. 

The team were presented with their new race machines at Ribble’s flagship showroom in Clitheroe this evening before flying out to Calpe for pre-season training. 

Photo©Ribble Cycles

Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling will be racing on Ribble’s Ultra SL R, Endurance SL R and Ultra TT models throughout the 2022 season starting with the UCI Europe Tour at Dorpenomloop Rucphen (1.2) in the Netherlands on 13th March.

Andy Smallwood, Ribble Cycles CEO said;

“The team had me on the edge of my seat in 2021 with some amazing performances in the UK and abroad – and 2022 is set to be an even more exciting year. 

“The combination of Ribble’s R&D and a stronger than ever rider line up sees our Ultra SL R being raced by the leading British based team on the world stage. 

“Our involvement with the team allows us to gain essential product feedback and insights into real world racing conditions and will inform our R&D as we continue to develop and innovate in the creation of world-class racing machines. 

“The distinctive aerodynamically optimised lines and new colourway will help the team really standout from the pro peloton.”

Jack Rees, Director of Operations for the team added;

“As a team we place a heavy emphasis on optimizing all areas of performance from our bikes, equipment, clothing & helmets to in-race strategy. 

“To have access to a pure out and out aero bike and all the R&D that has come with it will be a real competitive advantage for us and one that we are looking to put to good use across our calendar, both at home and abroad.” 

The Ribble Ultra SL R. Photo©Ribble Cycles

The Ribble Ultra SL R is the result of an extensive R&D project carried out by Ribble giving riders a proven performance advantage. More information on Ribble’s Ultra SL R, including the R&D process and testing results, can be found here.

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From the Team

As a British team we are really excited by the return to a full domestic program. 

“The Tour Series is a major objective for the team, as defending champions. The British National Championships remain a key goal, especially following the teams success there in 2021. September see the team return to the Tour of Britain which will be the pinnacle event of our season. Throughout the year we will continue to compliment the domestic program with key races across Europe” 

We welcome in eight new faces to the team for 2022 including the Tanfield brothers who look to achieve success in Ribble Weldtite colours, to add to their already lengthy list of accomplishments. 

“Charlie Tanfield is also gearing up for a home Commonwealth Games where he lines up on the track with his Team England teammates.”

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The Ribble Weldtite Pro Cycling Roster, 2022

Team Edition Bikes

Team edition colourways will be available on select models, including Ultra SL, Ultra SLR, Ultra Tri, Endurance SL, Endurance SL Disc, Endurance SL R, Endurance SL R Disc, Endurance SL e, Ultra TT frameset.

Specification:

  • Ribble Ultra SL R
  • Ribble Ultra handlebars
  • Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset
  • Mavic SL R 65 / SL R 45 wheels
  • Continental GP5000 tyres
  • Nova Ride OSPW oversize jockey wheel
  • Weight 7.8kg
Photos©Ribble Cycles