The British duo of Jonny and Alistair Brownlee are moving from British bike maker Boardman to Scott bicycles.
Scott gets a pretty good deal out of this as the Brownlees will liberally race both road triathlon formats. "Alistair Brownlee, 28, will target the 70.3 Ironman World Championships in 2017 before targeting Ironman races in 2018," said Scott in a prepared statement.
“My goals changed a little bit for the next few years, said the elder brother, "as I want to find out what I can achieve on the long distance Triathlon after winning two Olympic gold medals in the past. This year the goal is to win the 70.3 IM World Champs and then maybe move to the full long distance. But the Olympics are still back in my head and I don’t want to leave that completely yet. So we will see.”
Jonny Brownlee hasn't yet tasted Olympic gold in triathlon. "Jonny Brownlee’s, 26, target for the future is straight forward. To become an Olympic Champion himself."
Alistair will make his half-distance debut aboard a Plasma this weekend at Challenge Gran Canaria. "I am looking very much forward to race on my new bike on Saturday in Gran Canaria.” All Slowtwitchers will stand ready to scrutinize his position(!) and a thread on our Reader Forum has already begun on the subject.
The deal between Scott and the Brownlees also includes Scott helmets and cycling shoes as well as Syncros handlebars, seat posts and stems (Syncros has been a Scott-owned brand since 2012).
The Brownlees join Sebastian Kienle, Flora Duffy, Luke McKenzie and Angela Naeth (among others) as headliners for Scott in triathlon.