At the height of the cyclocross season, Canyon can now proudly announce its new partnership with Corendon-Circus effective January 1st. The Belgian team will compete on the cyclocross course aboard the Canyon lnflite CF SLX, a bike engineered to meet the punishing demands of the modern sport.

Mathieu van der Poel's new Canyon Inflite. photo: S. Simak

Mathieu van der Poel’s new Canyon Inflite. photo: S. Simak

Canyon is committed to providing its technical partners with the most advanced setups possible to deliver top-level performance. In exchange, its engineers and product managers profit from in-depth feedback from the world’s best riders, a process that flows directly into the development of future bikes.

When it comes to putting its products through the ultimate test, there can be no better candidate than Mathieu van der Poel.

The Dutchman’s immense potential and aggressive riding style are a huge draw for Canyon Founder & CEO, Roman Arnold, “Mathieu is quite simply the biggest talent in the sport right now. Watching him ride is something else, each time he competes he’s so committed and skillful and rides with such passion. For all of us here at Canyon, it’s pure cycling, through and through.”

Van der Poel has targeted mountain bike XC gold at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, an objective that all at Canyon are driven to make a reality. The Dutchman will receive full support throughout the UCI XCO World Cup season from 2018 onwards. After the cyclocross season and away from the singletrack, Corendon-Circus will also compete on the road, where riders will have a choice of Aeroad CF SLX and Ultimate CF SLX models, with the Speedmax CF SLX reserved for tests against the clock.

Corendon-Circus riders make their debut on the Canyon lnflite CF SLX at the Grand Prix Sven Nys in Baal, Belgium on New Year’s Day.

Van der Poel will be joined on Canyon bikes by Pauline Ferrand-Prevot as part of her Canyon / SRAM team and Nikki Brammeier, who is trading her Specialized for a Canyon as part of her new Mudiiita program.