The Danish Cycling Federation has chosen Canadian high-end bike manufacturer Argon 18 to be the official bike supplier of the Danish Track Cycling Team for the upcoming Summer Olympics that will take place in Rio de Janeiro from August 5 to August 21, 2016.
“After making a strong statement at the Tour de France with our road products, we intend to make another by positioning ourselves as leaders in the track bike industry while participating in the most prestigious event in this discipline,” says Gervais Rioux, Argon 18’s Founder and President. “In a way, we are back to basics, 28 years after I took part in the Games myself.”
Argon 18 has been offering the Electron and Electron Pro track bikes for several years now. These bikes also constitute the permanent fleet of the Canadian National Cycling Centre in Milton, Ontario. This velodrome was used as a test platform for Argon 18’s Research and Development team to ensure that the Danish Cycling Federation’s new bike is the fastest and most efficient possible. Back in Denmark, following the initial prototype tests, the team's riders loved the competitive advantage that this new frame, specifically designed for them, provides.
A Cycling Nation
Denmark has one of the strongest track cycling cultures in the world and its people are renowned cycling aficionados. Back in 2008, at the Beijing Summer Games, the national track team won the silver medal in the Men’s team pursuit. Then at the 2012 London Summer Games, Lasse Norman Hansen took the gold in the Men’s omnium with a stellar performance in this gruelling event. He will now have to defend his title in the omnium and prove once again he has the fighting spirit of a Champion.
About Argon 18
Already one of the most important brands of specialty bikes in the world thanks to its presence on the roads of the Tour de France and its partnership with some of the top international triathletes, including the legendary Craig Alexander, Argon 18 now adds another milestone to its track record: Olympic track cycling. But excellence is not a question of sheer luck; it’s rather the result of intensive R&D work put into the design of its bikes, which are innovative yet classic, spectacular and sleek.
Established in Montreal, Canada, since 1989, Argon 18 has built itself a strong reputation in the cycling world. Guided by former Olympian and 3-time Canadian Champion Gervais Rioux, one of the most successful North-American racers of his generation, the manufacturing of all Argon 18 bikes is the result of brilliant expertise. The sophisticated and inventive design of Argon 18 bikes is based on handling, aerodynamics and human performance at its core, fully in line with the morphology of each cyclist. All Argon 18 bikes integrate cutting-edge technologies, and are designed and developed in Canada. Argon 18 bikes are now available around the world in more than 70 countries.