Your guide to the bikes the 18 WorldTour teams are racing this season The 2016 WorldTour will be contested by 18 teams and this is our guide to the bikes and equipment they’ll be racing.
There are some changes this year, but no dramatic changes to speak about. We could have copy and pasted this guide from last year. We didn’t, of course. Each team has the same bike sponsor they had in 2015, but there are a few small component changes. Specialized still supplies three teams while Canyon and Scott sponsor two teams, with the other manufacturers on one apiece.
On the equipment front, we see Shimano on 13 teams, each using its Dura-Ace Di2 groupsets. Some teams enjoy Shimano sponsorship, but other teams choose to buy the groupsets and mix the components up a bit, with FSA and Rotor supplying chainsets for several of the squads. Increasingly the groupset suppliers insist on a team using its wheels and components as well.
Campagnolo this year provides three teams while SRAM raises its presence from one team (Ag2r) to two, signing up Katusha this season . It’s a long way from the days when SRAM supplied eight teams. Ag2r and Katusha will […]