Cannondale announced today that Andy Potts has signed with them, joining a global team of triathletes after a successful 2015 for the brand. Last year, Cannondale’s pro triathletes earned nine wins, three fastest bike splits and two top five finishes at the 2015 Ironman World Championships.
“Everyone in the triathlon community knows Andy Potts primarily as a star triathlete, Olympian, coach and teacher, but now we want to add Ironman World Champion to that list,” says Scott Rittschof, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Development. “Cannondale is 100% committed to supporting Andy with the best triathlon bikes and top industry aerodynamic resources to get him to the finish line first.”
Andy has his sights set on a Kona 2016 victory, which he hopes to achieve with his new Cannondale Slice, the lightest bike in the triathlon category with a frame weight of 1020 grams. With the Slice, triathletes benefit from the AERO SAVE feature which allows them to stay in the aero position longer so that they can come off the bike with fresher legs for the run.
“I am very excited to be signing with Cannondale, a brand that is so passionate about performance,” says Andy Potts. “From my first visit to the Cannondale headquarters, to my first ride on a Slice and all of the follow up meetings discussing aerodynamics and speed, I knew this was the perfect match for me. Cannondale is giving me the dedicated resources and phenomenal product I need to have a fantastic season.”
One of the most well-known faces in the sport, Potts is an Olympian and Ironman 70.3 World Champion with more than 20 Ironman 70.3 victories and four full Ironman wins under his belt. Racing primarily in North America, he enters 2016 with a focus on North America 70.3 and Ironman distance races, with the ultimate goal of a podium position at the Ironman World Championships.