LAB71 sets the stage for a fresh chapter in the SuperSix performance saga.
Check out the video below, showcasing the many minds and talents behind the new SuperSix EVO: an outright defy-the-odds statement on two wheels. The EF Education-EasyPost and EF Education-TIBCO-SVB teams will debut their new EVOs, riding steadfast into the 2023 Tour de France and Tour de Femmes —two races with promise to be nothing short of spectacular!
Making of the Next EVO
This year at the 110th Tour de France and 2nd Tour de Femmes, we roll out the pink carpet for a fresh stallion to prance onto the scene from the stables of Cannondale. The fourth generation SuperSix EVO, a jewel in the crown of LAB71, Cannondale’s cloak-and-dagger design division, is ready to tear up the tarmac with teams EF Education- EasyPost and EF Education-TIBCO-SVB. This is not just a “new bike.” The new EVO is fifteen years of audacious ambition, technological temerity, and sheer racing obsession materialized into two wheels and a carbon frame. The latest iteration of the EVO offers the incommensurable — heart-stopping speed, astonishing comfort, and unshakable responsive handling. The next EVO was made to bend minds and win races.
Cannondale has a history of producing top-notch, thrill-seeking bikes, but we didn't achieve it all in solitary confinement. The blood, sweat and gears behind this evolution were equally provided by two teams that have become as synonymous with Cannondale racing —EF Education- EasyPost and EF Education-TIBCO-SVB. The relentless pursuit of perfection and performance saw these two entities fuse into a hive mind of innovation, providing Cannondale with priceless insights that refined the EVO from an already fine-tuned machine, into a masterpiece of velocity.
"Just seeing a rider being able to get the most out of themselves on a given day, to go off the front when no one can keep up with them and knowing that this bike is helping to carry them forward at every stage. That's the exciting part."
- Nate Wilson – Cannondale Performance Manager
Team EF-Education-EasyPost has added an absolute weapon to this years’ Tour roster in Richard Carapaz. The veteran shared a philosophy that we couldn’t have quoted better ourselves in summarizing what goes into making the next EVO:
“To get to the top in cycling, there are important things like the people around you who truly understand what you are going through. I think the sum of the staff, the mechanics, your family, of the team and sports directors — they all want to help reach the goal being the best in the world.”
Emmy Langley, a woman of few words but abundant bike knowledge, was there for the making of this carbon wonder After years of development and countless man-hours later, all she can muster upon finally laying eyes on the SuperSix EVO is, “Oh my goodness…” And honestly, we can't blame her.