The new Canyon Ultimate CF SLX - First ride

Having been spotted at the Route du Sud, the new Canyon Ultimate CF SLX is unveiled. We took it for a spin with Nairo Quintana...

Over the course of three generations, the Canyon Ultimate has built up quite a pedigree, although it may have escaped you, such has been the rapid rise of the German bike manufactuer.

2009 saw Cadel win the World Championship road race astride an Ultimate, in 2012 Alexander Kristoff won bronze in the Olympic Games road race and followed it with victory in the 2014 edition Milan San Remo.

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Oliver Bridgewood - no, Doctor Oliver Bridgewood - is a PhD Chemist who discovered a love of cycling. He enjoys racing time trials, hill climbs, road races and criteriums. During his time at Cycling Weekly, he worked predominantly within the tech team, also utilising his science background to produce insightful fitness articles, before moving to an entirely video-focused role heading up the Cycling Weekly YouTube channel, where his feature-length documentary 'Project 49' was his crowning glory.