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perfect match: team sunweb saddle up for 2019 with pro

With the new season kicking off, PRO is excited to announce the renewed collaboration with the iconic riders of the German UCI World Tour cycling team. Team Sunweb’s star riders including Tom Dumoulin, Michael Matthews and Wilco Kelderman will be aiming for glory in 2019 atop the new racing saddles from component brand PRO. Together with PRO’s high performance-level saddles the riders will get a flying start of the new season with PRO VIBE SL handlebars, stems and PRO sport control team bar tape.

The partnership illustrates PRO’s passion for high-performance road cycling, and its dedication to provide a better sports bike experience for all riders choosing PRO components. Professional riders riding with PRO products will provide valuable insights for research and development. Based on their ability to push their limits, experts will study how to maximize comfort, speed and power generation for saddles, handlebars and other essential components.

In competition, riders are free to choose from any of PRO’s saddles. These include the elite aerodynamic performance offered by the STEALTH or AEROFUEL models or the FALCON, TURNIX and GRIFFON models which can accommodate different degrees of rider flexibility. In training situations Team Sunweb will be able to ride with a selection of saddle bags. Should team riders feel like a bike packing adventure they could even choose from a variety of frame bags. 

The team’s new Cervelo S5 has an integrated cockpit, with the ability to accommodate PRO components such as the state-of-the-art VIBE AERO SUPERLIGHT carbon handlebar. This is one of the lightest full cable integrated bars on the market, weighing only 209g. It also contains Innegra, a fibre which improves strength and impact resistance without impacting weight.

Team Sunweb and PRO both know there’s no roadmap or manual for success. However, best-in-class sports performances are based on a distinct mindset. In this collaboration, that’s summed up by the words ‘keep challenging’: never settle, and create a nonstop exchange of ideas to spark and refine products and inspire future technological innovations. 


Are you riding with your perfect saddle? Visit the PRO saddle selector for expert advice. We eliminate the guesswork to find your ideal saddle that’ll inspire you to ride for hours.

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