26 Feb 2020
TEAM COFIDIS AND ELIA VIVIANI CHOOSE VISION ACR TECHNOLOGY
Vision is happy to announce its new partnership deal with the French Team Cofidis, one of the cycling teams with the most history and tradition. Active in professionalism since 1997, in its history it has won many stages at the Tour de France and La Vuelta a España, as well as several classics, such as the Gent-Wevelgem in 1997 and the Liege-Bastogne-Liege in 1999. In 2020 the team directed by the former pro rider Cédric Vasseur is back in World Tour rank, challenging in the most important GT and One-day Classics all around the world. The Olympic and Italian champion Elia Viviani has joined the team with great ambitions, ready to face the most important sprinters in the world.
In 2020 the team’s riders will ride on De Rosa bikes equipped with Vision parts, in particular the cockpits that features the brand new ACR (Aerodynamic Cable Routing) technology, a fully integrated Aerodynamic Cable Routing solution that routes all cables, wires and hoses internally.
«We are proud to be on board and supporting such a high-level pro team like Team Cofidis – said Maurizio Bellin, Vision Europe General Manager. – We have always believed in the importance of sponsorships to growing up with professional athletes, in addition to the technical quality that we want to provide for them. For this reason, in the 2020 racing season we will join the Team Cofidis with which we have in common many features, like competing and growing in every race all around the world.»
«We are delighted to work with a partner like Vision for the next 2 seasons – said Team Cofidis General Manager Cedric Vasseur. - We know Vision is always working to improve the materials our riders are using and for Elia Viviani it is very important to know he can use the best products. I am sure our riders will get the best results in using Vision products and expertise.»
About Vision ACR System:
This innovative patent-pending system is unique to FSA/Vision and is a combination of our knowledge bases in both headset and cockpit development and manufacturing plus our history in aerodynamic development and design. The result is a clean, integrated and aerodynamic cable routing solution for frame and bicycle brands.
Here the main Vision parts featuring ACR System:
Metron 5D ACR integrated handlebar is the stiffest and most aero integrated handlebar and stem system. Mixing aerodynamics and ergonomics, the unique shape includes our Aero-Ergo central section. With a slight rise from the stem clamp and a 10 degree forward bend, the 5D accommodates the natural position of your arms for more comfort and easier breathing, while the wing-like shape of the bar top aids aerodynamics. Reinforced carbon fiber construction gives a great strength-to-weight ratio.
Metron ACR is a carbon fiber stem developed with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) technology to creates the ultimate low drag profile. The UD carbon fiber not only reduces the weight, it's incredibly strong and stiff to ensure you’re most intense sprinting and climbing efforts are optimized. A glossy UD carbon finish ensures this stem will enhance the look of even the most modern aero road bikes.