Showtime for Cannondale as Sagan and Basso go to Hollywood

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The Cannondale Pro Cycling team was officially launched in a lavish award style ceremony event at Paramount Studios in California at the weekend. With the riders rocking up in stretched Hummers and matching tuxedos, the new-look team announced it was showtime.

Behind the restyled lime green kit, the squad still looks similar to Liquigas, with Italian favourite Ivan Basso and Slovak Peter Sagan, who's film-based finish line celebrations at the 2012 Tour de France inspired the launch.

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.