Monday 5th July 2021
We have always wondered how much kit and equipment riders go through across a 3 week Grand Tour and now we know! Thanks to Look and Corima who have been supplying frames and equipment to teams over numerous tours, they have shared some very interesting numbers such as the amount of pedal revolutions the 64 Look sponsored riders will manage? Any guesses? It's over 27 million!!!
Since 1985 and 2010 respectively, LOOK and CORIMA have provided 460 frames, 5040 pedals, and 240 wheels to 36 Tour de France teams and riders. Riders such as Hinault, Contador, and Pogaçar have ridden to 210 LOOK-supported and 10 CORIMA-supported stage victories, and 6 overall victories.
LOOK and CORIMA are working with the top teams and riders in the world, all of whom continue to see the performance benefits and value in using the world’s best products in cycling’s greatest race.
LOOK at Le Tour
In 2021, the 64 riders of the 8 LOOK-sponsored teams - Astana-Premier Tech, UAE Team Emirates, AG2R Citroen Team, Cofidis, Movistar Team, Lotto Soudal, Intermarché-Wanty-Gobert Matériaux, and B&B Hotels P/B KTM - will use 640 LOOK KEO BLADE CARBON CERAMIC TI pedals. Between them, these 64 riders are expected to power 27,302,400 total pedal revolutions.
Mauro Gianetti, Team Manager, UAE Team Emirates, said: “It is obvious that the choice of LOOK pedals is unanimous at UAE Team Emirates, because as Team Manager I have to give the riders the best equipment. LOOK is the inventor of the automatic pedal, and the current KEO BLADE pedals offer the best weight / bearing surface ratio, it is the choice of performance."
CORIMA In The Pro Peloton
CORIMA has been partnered with Astana-Premier Tech since 2010, and this year the team will ride CORIMA’s 3 Spoke WSTT, Disc WS TT, WS black 32 & 47, and MCC DX 32 & 47 wheels. Over the course of 19 race days and a distance of 3,417.5km, the CORIMA wheels ridden by the 8 riders of team Astana-Premier Tech will revolve an incredible 1,623,515 times each.
Dmitriy Fofonov, Team Manager, Astana-Premier Tech, said: “We have the best wheels in the pro peloton. For more than ten years CORIMA have been collaborating closely with our engineers and building wheels together to meet the requirements of the riders and the team.”
CORIMA’s pedigree has been demonstrated across many key time trials, with multiple victories at Dauphiné Lutsenko, the individual time trial at the Tour de Suisse, the French time trial championships, and Spanish, Russian, Lithuanian and Italian championships on the 3 SPOKE WS TT wheel.
Federico Musi, CEO, LOOK & CORIMA, said: “Following Pogačar’s remarkable win last year, LOOK and CORIMA are back at Le Tour in 2021 with even greater ambitions for our sponsored teams and their riders. Le Tour de France is the highlight of the cycling season, and we are proud to have sponsored the most successful teams in the world since 1985, including 6 Tour de France winners with our pedals. We can’t wait to see our athletes in action!"