January: between winter chills and the Argentinean sun
Francis Mourey, new Fortuneo Vital Concept recruit, started the season in the best way possible by winning the title of French Cyclo-cross Champion. The young man showed his skills on a very muddy course, starting off the team’s year with perfection! A few days later, the Argentinian Eduardo Sepulvada won the 4th stage of the Tour de San Luis.
March: Vogel and Voinova, Queens of London
A year after Saint Quentin in Yvelines, the World Championships move to the London complex. A few months before the Olympic Games, the Russian Anasatasiia Voinova (500 meters) and the German Kristina Vogel (Sprint) are adorned with rainbow jerseys. Rio is coming fast.
April: a hell of a classic
The classics return with spring. Paris-Roubaix does not live up to its nickname as the Hell of the North, but it is the apocalyptic Liège-Bastogne-Liège that the World Tour peloton and Fortuneo Vital Concept riders have to face. Photos of men braving the Belgian snow tour the world. Speaking of April, it would be a travesty to not mention Dan McLay’s incredible victory in the Grand Prix de Denain! The Brit pulls off an incredible slalom to pluck victory on the line. You can see his triumph again here.
May: Nibali reigns on Italy
Two years after his victory in the Tour de France, Vincenzo Nibali tames the Giro d’Italia for a second time. The Sicilian makes his success a reality the night before the arrival in Turin and adds another prestigious victory to the Kéo Blade 2!
June: waiting for the Tour de France
Before participating in his second Tour de France, Pierre-Luc Périchon wins the 3rd stage of the difficult Tour du Pays de Savoie. Alongside his racing career, the rider from Ain contributes to the development of the Kéo Power, in cooperation with our research and development team.
July: The magic of the Tour!
When looking back on the year 2016, images of the Tour de France inevitably come to mind! Peter Sagan’s yellow jersey, three stage wins and a new green Jersey for the Kéo Blade 2 riding Slovak made July an emotionally thrilling month! Romain Bardet (2nd) and the Colombian Nairo Quintana (3rd) can also be found on the final podium, both equipped with our pedals …
August: R96 becomes a legend
The world’s eyes are riveted on Rio. For its debut on the international stage, the R96 Speed triumphs on Mount Olympus on two occasions. The Chinese Gong Jinjie and Tianshi Zhong are crowned in the Team Sprint before Kristina Vogel is covered in gold herself in the individual event! Our new Formula 1 for the track is already on top of the world. Meanwhile, the mountain bike team LOOK Beaumes de Venise is crowned French Champion.
September: Quintana seizes the Vuelta, Sudrie is on top
The last grand tour of the year is marked by the success of the Colombian Nairo Quintana. Two years after the Giro, the Movistar team rider adds a new three-week tour to his list of victories! In triathlon, Sylvain Sudrie achieves a real exploit by winning the ITU Long Distance World Championships in the United States, six years after his last success. Thanks to the French racer, the 796 Monoblade harvests its first distinction at this level.
October: Sagan extends his lease
A year after Richmond, Peter Sagan brings an incredible season to a close in Qatar. After his victories in the Tour of Flanders and the Tour de France (with the green jersey as a bonus), the general classification in the World Tour and a triumph at the European Championships, the Slovak, riding with the Kéo Blade 2, retains his planetary title! He is elected rider of the year!
November: Operation youth on track
The National Velodrome in Saint-Quentin en Yvelines welcomes the European Track Championships. And the rising French generation does not miss out the occasion! Quentin Lafargue wins the kilometer and the pursuiters are also crowned before Corentin Ermenault himself dons the starred jersey after a demonstration of strength in the individual event!
December: One for Chevrot
While Europe shivers, Denis Chevrot claims victory at the 70.3 Ballarat in Australia. The French triathlete has one only desire, « To return to Hawaii to perform. » On the track side, Kristina Vogel sets a new 500m World Record of 28 »970 on her R96. This new achievement gives the LOOK R96 all the Sprint World Records! See the article.