ENVE is pleased to announce its expansion in professional cycling with the addition of Team TotalEnergies, which will have the team riding the ENVE Melee road bike equipped with the premium U.S.-made SES wheels.
The partnership allows ENVE to join the pro peloton with bicycles and be a part of the world’s biggest events on a team with a storied history. ENVE’s Melee road bike that was introduced this past season will be the team’s go-to race bike. Riders will have their choice of the U.S.-made one-piece or two-piece handlebars that include the SES Aero Road Bar and SES AR Bar. For wheels, the range of U.S.-made SES models that include the 2.3, 3.4, 4.5, and 6.7 will be available to ensure riders have the perfect wheel for the course and conditions.
Team TotalEnergies Manager Jean-René Bernaudeau said, “We already knew their wheels, defined as the best in the world, and it made us very curious. October was full in discussions with their engineers at the Team headquarters. Our technicians and riders were impressed by the responsiveness of ENVE. The tests carried out by our riders were more than positive and everyone, unanimously, recognized the very high technology of the bikes.
“I am delighted to associate our team with this innovative brand. We have many things to learn from our structures and have the same motivation to get great results through an important R&D work. Between our two companies, this collaboration will contribute to future victories. It’s a beautiful and ambitious collaboration which is starting. ENVE lives in modernity and innovation like us. I’m sure that we will write a beautiful story. Our performance division and their Research and Development sector will work together over the next two seasons. I can't wait to start the season.”
ENVE will continue their partnership with UAE Team Emirates and supply the SES line of wheels and SES Aero One-Piece Bars. Additionally, Ivan Basso and Alberto Contador’s project, Team Polti Kometa, will remain on ENVE wheels and components throughout the 2024 season.
General Manager of ENVE Mike Stimola said, “Having the opportunity to partner with TotalEnergies, a team with so much history in the sport, is an honor for us. We've earned a reputation as the leader in wheel and component technology, and to now add ENVE bicycles to the professional peloton with TotalEnergies is an important step as a performance brand. We are always proud to see our products used at the highest level of the sport, in the biggest races, and this collaboration will allow us to introduce ENVE bicycles to a far-reaching audience.”