If the past is any indication of what the future will be, then 2018 season looks very promising for Argon 18! Here’s a recap of this record-breaking year, highlights that illustrate the company's explosive growth. Choose your best moment!
1- A FIRST YELLOW JERSEY FOR ARGON 18 AT THE TOUR DE FRANCE
Spectacular victory for Astana Pro Team Fabio Aru at the Stage 12 of the Tour de France on the new Gallium Pro 2018! Not only did he win the stage by finishing alone at the top of La Planche des Belles Filles, but he also took over the mythical yellow jersey and wore it for two days.
2- GLORIOUS WINS FOR THE GALLIUM PRO 2018
The Gallium Pro 2018 has quickly become one of the most successful bikes on the market this summer! After only a few months of existence, the Gallium Pro delivered the goods and forged a very enviable track record: victory in the GC at the Criterium du Dauphiné, victory at the Italian Road Championships, stage victory at the Tour de France 2017 and stage wins at La Vuelta.
3- 5 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP TITLES
Five national championship titles were won aboard an Argon 18.
-Road race, men (Fabio Aru, Astana Pro Team)
-Road race, men (Artyom Zakharov, Astana Pro Team)
-Time Trial, men (Zhandos Bizhigitov, Astana Pro Team)
-Road race, women (Tatyana Geneleva, Astana Women’s Team)
-Road Race, women (Arlenis Sierra, Astana Women's Team)
4- A BLUE ARGON 18
Known for its iconic colors (black, white and red), Argon 18 becomes the talk of the town after launching a blue E-117 Tri late in the summer of 2017. What a makeover! The Internet went crazy for this bike. Is a new colorful era coming for Argon 18?
5- NOTIO KONECT’S LAUNCH
Notio Technologies, a subsidiary of Argon 18, presents an innovative product for cyclists, Notio Konect, an improved version of the prototype built into the FWD Alpha, the Smart Bike unveiled by Argon 18 at Eurobike 2016. Notio Konect is a usable device for all bicycle brands that combines measurements from eight families of data to revolutionize the rider analytics relationship to performance and comfort.
6- TOP 5 IN KONA BIKE COUNT
We landed the 5th spot on the Kona IRONMAN World Championship 2017 bike count with 146 bikes, up almost 40% from 2016!
7- NEW ENDURANCE BIKE LINE
We introduced our latest bicycle model innovations, the Endurance Line featuring the Krypton CS and Krypton GF. These two models are designed to offer maximum comfort and performance on the longest of rides no matter the road surface and are ideal to tackle those Gran Fondo style races, challenging roads and gravel events.
8- NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH CYCLING CANADA
In 2017, we became the official bicycle supplier to Cycling Canada, supplying bikes to Canada’s National Team track, road and para-cycling programs through the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
“Argon 18 is a worldwide company, and our roots remain Canadian. It is a natural collaboration to join forces with Cycling Canada, to build the best bikes for the track team, the best road bikes for the road team, and encourage the next generation of cyclists to grow into the sport.” -Gervais Rioux, founder and CE0
9- 4 MEDALS AT THE TRACK WORLD CUP IN MILTON, CANADA
Our spectacular Electron Pro earned 4 medals at the Track World Cup: 2 gold medals with the Danish team (Points Race & Omnium) and 2 silver medals with Cycling Canada (the men's team pursuit team & Women's Open). Not to mention that our Canadians broke the national record during the team pursuit, still in command of the Electron Pro!
10- SOLID SEASON END FOR TERENZO
Terenzo made the news by earning a strong 6th place at the IRONMAN World Championship in Hawaii. He then finished first at the IRONMAN 70.3 Los Cabos and finished 2nd at the IRONMAN 70.3 Middle East Championships in Bahrain with the fastest bike split on his E-119 Tri+. To top it off, he won the IRONMAN Western Australia, closing his best year strong!