A Closer Look: Ribble's World Championship Machine

A Closer Look: Ribble's World Championship Machine

In Ribble Pro Cycling’s first participation at the Road World Championships, both Dan Bigham and John Archibald competed for Great Britain in the new Mixed TTT event. Following brilliant riding from the whole team of 6, they exceeded all expectations and placed on the podium, taking GB’s first senior medals at the championship.

Following the event we caught up with rider (and self-declared aero-obsessive) Dan Bigham to find out just how they managed to go so fast.

Congratulations on winning a bronze medal firstly, talk us through the initial emotions, what was it like sitting there on the stage?

Actually really good fun. We had all of the splits coming up and the live coverage. My phone was going wild and the UCI stage manager was going crazy at me for looking at it on stage! The nerves really built as we closed in to the final wave. To pull out the 2nd fastest male time against a stacked world tour field, and snatch the bronze medal by a handful of seconds was awesome!

And the event as a whole, do you think it worked? Are you looking forward to more mixed relays?

I like the dynamic. Time trials can become a delayed inevitable result as typically the fastest hold on to finish fastest, but when half way through the fast may become slow, or the slow may become fast, the race is incredibly exciting. I think yesterday demonstrated that well!

Now the bike, you were involved in the design, tell us a bit about how this came about?

Ribble wanted to iterate and improve on some key aspects on their Ultra TT. We discussed these candidly and worked together on the research, design and testing of each improvement. From a riders perspective, it’s nice to be involved in the process from the off and be allowed to truly influence the perform of the equipment you’re supplied by your partners.

Dan’s medal winning machine

Dan’s medal winning machine

I’m assuming there’s some secret Wattshop tech throughout however, let’s start with those bars?

It’s a component we’ve been developing on the track for nearly 2 years now, and have brought a fully UCI compliant version to the road. Beyond the 7-10w aerodynamic improvement, they are incredibly stiff and supportive which truly inspires confidence to stay planted on the extensions throughout the course.

But it’s not just the bars is it, everything is optimised to go quicker. What else have you added and how much of a difference do you really think it makes?

There are lots of small details that people may spot. Both John and I are running CeramicSpeed throughout the bike: wheel bearings, BB and the oversized pulley wheel system too. I’m running a Pyramid Cycle Design 60T 1x chainring on a SRM Track Science powermeter. Although the course was hilly a 32 cog was all that was required up the steepest bergs! View Speed aero skewers give a little aero and mass improvement. The difference that I really like is Ribble’s commitment to every improvement; supplying us with a super light Ultra TT just for this race. The lightest paint job possible with just Ribble in blue sparkle on the downtube saved us 300 grams.

Thanks Dan for sharing these details with us and from all here at Ribble Pro Cycling we just want to congratulate Dan and John for fantastic rides! We’re sure we’ll see a lot more of these bikes on podiums in the future.





KEVIN McCAMBRIDGE  TO JOIN RIBBLE PRO CYCLING FOR 2020.

KEVIN McCAMBRIDGE TO JOIN RIBBLE PRO CYCLING FOR 2020.

Kevin McCambridge to join Ribble Pro Cycling for 2020. Kevin is in his final year as a junior and has had a consistently strong season culminating in his recent selection to represent Ireland at the Road World Championships in Harrogate. Kevin is current Irish Junior Time Trial Champion, finished 2nd in the GC at the Junior Tour of Ireland, 3rd in the GC at the Tour of the North alongside countless domestic podiums.

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Kevin said on his decision to join the team; “I am really excited to be riding with Ribble Pro Cycling for the 2020 season. I am looking forward to taking the step to Continental level and seeing where it can take me. I have had a good year this year with results, but in 2020 I plan to take on more. I will be joined with very strong riders of all different abilities and looking forward to racing and training with them. I will be based in the Sierra Nevada in the winter to prepare myself for the 2020 season. Ribble have an excellent calendar and I am super excited to be taking part in some of the big races! As my first year U23 I feel this is a great opportunity to get some big results, I will also learn a lot from the bigger races and the more experienced riders within the team.”

 
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Ribble Pro Cycling added; “Kevin has had an outstanding season as his final one as a junior. He has shown a real aptitude for hilly, attritional races but is still able to ride time trials at a high level. We believe he will be a perfect fit for the team, and will be a key asset in the hillier races that form our program. We are sure we will be able to facilitate an effective transition into the senior ranks, provide a wealth of varied race opportunities and contribute heavily to his continual development both as a bike rider and as a person.”

Kevin joins the team from 1st January but he will meet up with his team mates and staff at the teams annual December training camp and meet.

 

Ribble Pro Cycling have continued to develop year on year and built a sustainable platform for success and progression. The team is competing at a UCI continental level in 2019 and beyond. The team are coming off the back of fantastic UCI victories at the GP Marbiers and Bourne Cicle Festival. 

For further enquiries contact team@ribbleprocycling.co.uk

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GEORGE MILLS-KEELING TO JOIN RIBBLE PRO CYCLING FOR 2020.

GEORGE MILLS-KEELING TO JOIN RIBBLE PRO CYCLING FOR 2020.

George Mills-Keeling to join Ribble Pro Cycling for 2020. George is in his final year has a junior and has had a consistently strong season culminating in his recent 2nd overall at the Junior Tour of Wales. Other stand out results include 7th on GC at the Bizkaiko Itzulia stage race, and 3rd at the Cadence Junior National Series in Bristol. George is a strong climber and time trialist, both skills the team are looking to continue to develop.

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George said on his decision to join the team; “I am extremely excited to be signing and racing for a team which such an amazing reputation as Ribble Pro Cycling in 2020. As a first-year under 23 there is still so much I can learn and improve on with the help of some very experienced teammates. After a great season last year has a second-year junior I feel confident I can make the jump to the senior ranks and be a valuable member of the team, I would like to thank everyone who has supported me this year, roll on next year!”


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Ribble Pro Cycling added; “George has had an outstanding season as his final one as a junior. He has shown a real aptitude for tough, atritional races and is equally at home climbing or time trialing. We believe he will be a perfect fit for the team and we can both facilitate an effective transition into the senior ranks, provide a wealth of varied race opportunities and contribute heavily to his continually development both as a bike rider and as a person.”

George joins the team from 1st January but he will meet up with his team mates and staff at the teams annual December training camp and meet.

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Ribble Pro Cycling have continued to develop year on year and built a sustainable platform for success and progression. The team is competing at a UCI continental level in 2019 and beyond. The team are coming off the back of fantastic UCI victories at the GP Marbiers and Bourne Cicle Festival. 

For further enquiries contact team@ribbleprocycling.co.uk

#TeamRibble

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OLLY MOORS TO JOIN RIBBLE PRO CYCLING FOR 2020.

OLLY MOORS TO JOIN RIBBLE PRO CYCLING FOR 2020.

Olly Moors to join Ribble Pro Cycling for 2020. Over the last four years Olly has been racing abroad with the help of the Dave Rayner Fund and Velusso. In 2016 he rode in the USA for an American Continental before moving to Belgium in 2017. Over his time in Belgium he has gained both a number of standout results and a wealth of varied racing experiences.

Olly said on his decision to join the team; “I am super excited to be signing for Ribble Pro Cycling for the 2020 season. After four years abroad, it’s time to start a new chapter. I’m still relatively young and I feel the team will be a great environment for me to continue to thrive and develop. With my experience racing abroad in Belgium, I feel I can be a valuable member of the squad in 2020 and can’t wait to get started.”

Ribble Pro Cycling added; “Olly has a wealth of experience, he has been based and raced in a number of countries over the past few years and will bring those experiences to the team. His ride in the National Criterium Championships gives a glimpse into how well suited he is to the UK racing, we hope that the team environment and the support we will be able to provide will really get the best out of Olly.”

Olly joins the team from 1st January but he will meet up with his team mates and staff at the teams annual December training camp and meet.

Ribble Pro Cycling have continued to develop year on year and built a sustainable platform for success and progression. The team is competing at a UCI continental level in 2019 and beyond. The team are coming off the back of a fantastic UCI victory at the GP Marbiers.

For further enquiries contact team@ribbleprocycling.co.uk

#TeamRibble

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Oodles Retreat becomes official training camp partner for 2020

Oodles Retreat becomes official training camp partner for 2020

Ribble Pro Cycling are delighted to announce a new partnership with Oodles Retreat. The luxury retreat based in the beautiful Benissa countryside. The expansive, luxury resort will house the entire team and staff for our annual winter training camp, a key part of the team’s preparation for the season. 

Oodles Retreat is located in one of the best cycling areas in the Costa Blanca, with easy access to all the sights and everything you’ll need in one place.  Offering specific cycle retreats, Oodles Retreat provides a cycling experience you’ll never forget!  

Debbie and Ian Hopwood, Co Founders of Oodles Retreat said on the partnership “We are very excited to partner with the Ribble Pro Cycling Team. This partnership reflects our desire to collaborate with companies that share our vision. We look forward to working together and wish the team every success for the upcoming season.”

Tom Timothy, Ribble Pro Cycling, Team Principal added “We have been going to Calpe for a number of years and it has really become our winter destination of choice. It’s always challenging to house the whole team and staff together. With Oodles Retreat not only are we able to do that, but able to do it in luxury with everything we need to prepare for the upcoming season.”

You can read more about the luxury retreat here; https://www.oodlesretreat.com 

You can follow Ribble Pro Cycling through all of their platforms and social media;

https://www.facebook.com/RibbleProCycling/ 

https://twitter.com/teamribble 

For further enquiries contact team@ribbleprocycling.co.uk

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