We are very excited to be extending our successful partnership with Argon 18 for three more years. To be able to compete at the highest level you need the best, most cutting-edge equipment possible and that’s what Argon 18 gives us.
Argon 18 and Team Novo Nordisk on the World Stage in Quebec
Team Novo Nordisk to Compete at UCI World Tour Grands Prix Cyclist de Quebec et Montreal
ATLANTA, Ga., September 5, 2023 –Canadian bicycle brand Argon 18 welcomes Team Novo Nordisk (TNN) to Quebec for the Grands Prix Cyclistes de Quebec et Montreal on September 8th and 10th.
The UCI ProTeam received a special invitation to the World Tour events after a standout 2023 season, and will face the top tier of the cycling world at the two races. TNN is composed solely of riders with type 1 diabetes, and aims to show that reaching this level of elite athletic competition is possible for anyone with diabetes. The team will join UCI star teams such as Jumbo Visma, UAE Team Emirates, and INEOS Grenadiers, among others, on the start lines in Montreal and Quebec.
“It’s incredible for our riders to line up with these teams, the best in the world,” says TNN General Manager, Vassili Davidenko. “Our team has made our mark on the ProTeam circuit this season, and to receive the invitation to compete at the World Tour level is validation of our hard work. To be able to race in front of our partners at Argon 18 just makes it even more special.
Argon 18 has been bike sponsor for the team since 2022, and will extend that sponsorship for another three years, through 2026.
“We are thrilled to extend our partnership with Team Novo Nordisk, and even more thrilled to be able to celebrate this partnership in our hometown of Montreal,” says Martin Le Sauteur, CEO of Argon 18. “We’ve heard from the riders how much they appreciate the quality and performance of our bikes. Committing to another three years with the team and contributing to the cause is as exciting for us as it is for them.”
“We are very excited to be extending our successful partnership with Argon 18 for three more years,” adds Vassili Davidenko. “To be able to compete at the highest level you need the best, most cutting-edge equipment possible and that’s what Argon 18 gives us.”
“Our results over the last two years of racing on the Sum Pro have been extremely positive, from Andrea Peron gaining his first career victory at GP Kranj last year to numerous breakthrough performances in big races by Matyas Kopecky and Filippo Ridolfo in 2023. Our aim is to continue building on this upward trend and Argon 18 bikes will help us to do that.”
The team has been riding Argon 18’s flagship road race bike the Sum Pro, as well as the UCI-legal aero-optimised TT model, the E-118.
The two iconic Grands Prix races see the world’s top cyclists race through the downtown core of Montreal and Quebec to the delight of thousands of cycling fans. In Argon 18’s hometown of Montreal, the company will host several related events throughout the city, and will have a major presence in the athletes’ village at both races.
Team Novo Nordisk is a global all-diabetes sports team of cyclists spearheaded by the world’s first all-diabetes professional cycling team. In 2012, Phil Southerland, co-founder and CEO of the team, and global healthcare company Novo Nordisk, came together to create Team Novo Nordisk, based on a shared vision to inspire, educate, and empower people around the world affected by diabetes and promote a healthy and active lifestyle.
For more information, visit http://www.teamnovonordisk.com.