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Cannondale Pro Cycling on Vision wheels for 2013

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Vision European general manager Claudio Marra (left) and Cannondale sport marketing director Rory Mason (right) will be working much more closely now that the Cannondale Pro Cycling team has switched to Vision wheels for the 2013 season.

Vision European general manager Claudio Marra (left) and Cannondale sport marketing director Rory Mason (right) will be working much more closely now that the Cannondale Pro Cycling team has switched to Vision wheels for the 2013 season. (Image credit: Vision)
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Cannondale Pro Cycling (then known as Liquigas-Cannondale) was already using Vision aerobars so adding wheels seems like a natural progression.

Cannondale Pro Cycling (then known as Liquigas-Cannondale) was already using Vision aerobars so adding wheels seems like a natural progression. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Liquigas-Cannondale had been using Mavic wheels for the past few seasons but with the new team name - it's now known as Cannondale Pro Cycling - comes a new wheel sponsor, Vision.

Liquigas-Cannondale had been using Mavic wheels for the past few seasons but with the new team name - it's now known as Cannondale Pro Cycling - comes a new wheel sponsor, Vision. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Vision European general manager Claudio Marra touts the speed and flexibility of the company's in-house production as a benefit for the team.

Vision European general manager Claudio Marra touts the speed and flexibility of the company's in-house production as a benefit for the team. (Image credit: Jonny Irick)
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Cannondale Pro Cycling will have seven production Vision wheel models to choose from next year, including the new three-spoke front wheel for time trials.

Cannondale Pro Cycling will have seven production Vision wheel models to choose from next year, including the new three-spoke front wheel for time trials. (Image credit: Vision)
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Cannondale Pro Cycling will likely use the Vision Metron 81 deep-section carbon tubulars for both road and time trial stages next year.

Cannondale Pro Cycling will likely use the Vision Metron 81 deep-section carbon tubulars for both road and time trial stages next year. (Image credit: Vision)
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Vision's Metron Disc essentially uses a deep-section carbon tubular rim with an added disc cover in the middle.

Vision's Metron Disc essentially uses a deep-section carbon tubular rim with an added disc cover in the middle. (Image credit: Vision)
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Vision will also supply the Cannondale Pro Cycling team with aluminum clinchers for training.

Vision will also supply the Cannondale Pro Cycling team with aluminum clinchers for training. (Image credit: Vision)
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We expect the Cannondale Pro Cycling team to use the Vision TC24 shallow-profile carbon tubular mostly for demanding mountain stages next year.

We expect the Cannondale Pro Cycling team to use the Vision TC24 shallow-profile carbon tubular mostly for demanding mountain stages next year. (Image credit: Vision)

This article originally published on BikeRadar

After several seasons of working together with aerobars, the Cannondale Pro Cycling team (formerly known as Liquigas-Cannondale) will move to Vision as its exclusive wheel sponsor for the 2013 season.

Cannondale Pro Cycling will have seven models to choose from. The Metron 3 Spoke, and Metron Disc will be used for time trials; the Metron 81, TC50, and TC24 carbon tubulars should see use across a wide range of disciplines; and we expect the T42 and T30 clinchers to be ridden solely for training.

In addition, Vision representative Gloria Radaelli says Cannondale Pro Cycling will also test a variety of prototypes for the company before they're finalized for production.

"This is a very important decision for both of us," said Vision European general manager Claudio Marra. "This will bring Vision and Cannondale together to cooperate for innovative product and will offer the best performance and advantages to the team."

Cannondale Pro Cycling had previously already used Vision for aerobars so the move to add wheels seems like a natural one. Moreover, Marra says the company's personal relationships with the team manager and top riders Ivan Basso, Elia Viviani, and Peter Sagan also helped pushed the deal forward.

"The final choice from the team was made because there has been good cooperation between us for a long time," said Marra. "They have seen the proof that as we produce all the components and wheels in our company, this gives us the best and fastest flexibility for development. This possibility really gives the team a big advantage."