Cannondale-Drapac switch to POC clothing for next three years

POC will provide Cannondale-Drapac with full kit from 2017 having signed a three-year contract

Swedish brand POC will start to provide kit to Cannondale-Drapac for the next three years, as the WorldTour team switches away from Castelli.

POC first partnered with Slipstream Sports, the holding company behind the various cycling team guises, in 2014 when they were known as Garmin-Sharp, providing them with helmets and sunglasses.

The manufacturer will now provide the Argyle team with jerseys, shorts, socks as well as the helmets and eyewear. The 2017 kit will be unveiled at the Rouler Classic in London on November 4.

Castelli will move to Team Sky as kit partner for 2017, as revealed by Cycling Weekly earlier this year.

There will be plenty of British and Irish interest in Cannondale next season who will have Hugh Carthy and Jon Dibben in their ranks. Ryan Mullen, who rode to fifth place at the World Championships individual time trial for Ireland, also rides for the team.

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Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream Sports and Cannondale-Drapac, said: “We’ve been partners with POC since the 2014 season and their innovation and support to the team has been critical in many of our achievements.

“I’m proud to call POC a partner, as they offer performance and quality, understand our needs perfectly and can support our future objectives.”

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Those sentiments were echoed by Oscar Huss, POC’s head of product development, who said: “We are excited about the future and our continued partnership with the Cannondale-Drapac Pro Cycling Team, especially as our experiences since 2014 have been very positive.

“The team is packed full of cycling talent and we are really looking forward to supporting and helping them fulfil their on and off bikes objectives over the next three years.”