The Spanish team has gone light blue for the 2018 season

We first reported a few weeks back that Team Movistar had revealed on its Instagram channels the Canyon Ultimate that the team will be riding in the 2018 season. Now we can reveal the official images of the bike.

For the 2018 season, the Spanish team has taken a light blue turn, with the Canyon Ultimate now matching the teams new light blue kit. It’s a dramatic change from the team’s blue and green designs of the 2017 season.

The bikes may well be ridden by, to name just a few, Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde and the new signing Mikel Landa from Team Sky.

On the new bikes, the light blue begins at the front end before merging into a darker navy blue the further along the frame it goes. The Canyon logos are splashes of white on an otherwise dark rear end and down tube.

The Campagnolo Bora wheels are also a custom colour to match the rest of the frame, with Bora being in white whilst Ultra is the same light blue colour as the front end.

The Campagnolo Super Record EPS drive chain is a match for the Bora Ultra wheels, which in turn are shod with Continental’s Competition Pro LTD tyres.

A white Fizik saddle is a nice finishing touch, matching perfectly with the lettering on the frame while the light blue Lizard Skins bar tape doesn’t look out of place either.

All the bikes pictured are rim brakes, a noticeable omission of Campag’s new Super Record disc brakes however it remains to be seen what the rider’s are going to race on this year.