British cycling brand Parcours signs Francis Cade and Kyle Smith
March 14, 2022
Cycling content creator Francis Cade and professional triathlete Kyle Smith join other big names in cycling and triathlon to form the 2022 Athlete Roster at Parcours
/ENDURANCE SPORTS WIRE/ – Parcours works with exceptional road, gravel and triathlon athletes to deliver world-class performance and results in exchange for valuable insights and feedback from those at the top of their game. In 2021, Parcours partnered with triathlete Laura Siddall to create “Sid’s Squad”, a mentorship program aimed at supporting the next generation of female triathletes. Following the success of this program, Parcours has expanded its roster of athletes for 2022 to include Francis Cade, a video creator and adventure cyclist who rides and runs around the world, and Kyle Smith, a professional triathlete from Nova Scotia. Zeeland.
Francis decided to leave the world of cycle racing to enjoy the adventure side of the sport. Francis has since ridden some of the most breathtaking yet challenging places in the world, such as cycling through Death Valley in midsummer, climbing one of the highest roads in Europe – the Col de la Bonnette in France – and venture into a jungle in Vietnam on gravel. Bicycle.
Joining Francis Cade on the Pathways 2022 athlete roster, is professional triathlete Kyle Smith, who joins the established roster including; Professional triathlete and two-time Ironman 70.3 champion Fenella Langridge, Laura Siddall and endurance cyclist Chris Hall. New Zealander Kyle Smith rose through the ranks as a triathlete and continued to find success along the way. He won both 70.3 Taupo and Challenge Wanaka with new course records along the way, and in his first season of long-distance racing he qualified for the IRONMAN World Championships with a third-place finish. during his very first IRONMAN race in Taupo.
Parcours will support these top athletes by equipping them with state-of-the-art carbon bike wheels as well as expert guidance, while athletes will provide Parcours with regular feedback on testing to help them continually strive for perfection and improve. their product offering.
Parcours founder Dov Tate said: “Our 2022 roster of athletes brings together a mix of some of the biggest names in cycling today and we are honored to work with them. Our athletes provide us with crucial feedback so that we can continue to improve as a We are very pleased to have two adventure riders on board for this year in Chris Hall and Francis Cade, who will help expand our collections and allow us to serve a wider range of riders.
Francis Cade said, “Cycling is an adventure and it’s my passion to share my adventures with as many people as possible to inspire them to take up cycling too. With the help of Parcours’ expert team and their world-class wheelsets, I feel like I can now go further than ever and explore a world of limitless potential. ”
For more information on the full line of Parcours wheels, visit www.parcours.cc.
You can also find the team on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
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NOTES TO EDITORS:
JOURNEY – meaning the ‘profile of the route of the race or stage‘ – was founded in the summer of 2016 by Oxford University engineering graduate Dov Tate after discovering there was something missing in the market; an affordable, aero-tested wheelset. With a background in engineering and a passion for the sport of cycling, Dov decided to jump in with the idea of creating just that.
Along with long and demanding days in a hectic role around the city, Dov spent early 2016 contacting various vendors to find out what materials they had to offer, and in March of that year he traveled to the States -United. to begin more extensive testing in a specialized wind tunnel in North Carolina. As part of this process, Dov began researching where others had gone wrong, and actually the routes he could take to differentiate Parcours from its competitors. After receiving the results, Dov was able to fully analyze the recorded data and examine trends in rim manufacturing, shape and design – from which some early wheel designs were drawn.
In early June 2016, Dov traveled to mainland China, to specifically research the materials and processes behind the development of the wheels. He explored different layers of carbon, resins and components, to ensure that he was not only looking to create an aero wheel that was fast and competitive, but also capable of withstanding shocks, with a quality of construction that made them durable and robust. .
A few months later, in the summer of 2016, Parcours was officially launched with three wheels as the headliner of the new range – the Climber, Passist and stopwatch.
Since then, the Parcours line has grown further to include full lines for road, time trial and even gravel bikes. the Strade The wheelset is an incredibly fast all-mountain wheelset with proven aerodynamics and stability, and the High can handle the roughest gravel trails to help you get the most out of your off-road adventures.
Parcours has enjoyed great success over the years and is continually looking to refine and expand its product line with new generation wheels being released as new technologies emerge and trends change. More recently, Dov and the Parcours team worked with Dr Steve Faulkner of Nottingham Trent University to study in detail the effect of wind angle on a bicycle frame and wheels, and will use this in future product design and axle manufacturing.
Parcours wheels are the ideal choice for athletes interested in tangible gains in their sport – those who want to see transparency and proven data, recognizing the benefits that good aerodynamics can have on their performance.