2018 Pro Team Recap

From the Australian Outback and the deserts of Dubai, to the Italian Dolomites and the French Alps, the Mitchelton-Scott and Astana Pro Teams raced in all conditions. 2018 was one for the record books. All three of our World Tour teams had their best year yet...all while wearing our FR-C Pro collection.  

Words by Giordana Cycling and quotes from Instagram. Photos by Jered Gruber, Ashley Gruber, Beardy McBeard, and Getty Images.  

Giordana shines in the world spotlight with three of the top teams in the World Tour and the apparel they are wearing is second to none. These teams are driving product innovation, evident in every year’s collection.

 

With nearly 100 UCI wins, 5 WorldTour Podiums, 2 Grand Tour victories, and the #1 Male and #1 Female rider in the WORLD...2018 was a record year for our 3 pro teams.


The Mitchelton-Scott Women's Team won the Giro Rosa, becoming the first team to win a Grand Tour while wearing Giordana apparel. The Men's team had an amazing Giro performance with Simon Yates nearly missing the overall victory, but they soon joined the Women with a Grand Tour victory at La Vuelta. Making them the first Australian Men's and Women's teams to win a Grand Tour.


Astana Pro Team had a tremendous year as well. With over 50 stage wins and a Grand Tour podium at the Giro and La Vuelta from Miguel "Superman" Lopez.

 

Our teams proved their strength on the world stage. Investment in the sport at the highest level is a long and storied tradition for the Giordana brand. We look forward to a great 2019 season.

This season in the high Alps and the Pyrenees, blistering sprint finals, and long breakaways, Astana, Mitchelton-Scott, and many more relied on pro tour kits from Giordana.

Incredible! @annemiekvanvleuten   wins the final stage and the Maglia Rosa at the #girorosa to give Mitchelton-SCOTT their first Grand Tour win! @mitchelton_scott

Exhausted. Emotional. Epic race. Crazy final. Can’t believe it.

@annemiekvanvleuten 

 

'Damn these girls know how to throw a party. @annemiekvanvleuten 

Crazy day!!!

@simonyatess

 

Never in my wildest dreams!!!

@simonyatess

 

#Giro101 The stage 6 winner is @estebanchavesbta who crosses the line together with @simonyatess...What a performance and what a special day for the team. @mitchelton_scott

Magnus Cort brings second stage win in a row for #Astanaproteam on @letourdefrance #TDF2018 @proteamastana

This team...best part of yesterday was sharing the podium with these ladies as winners of the teams classification. I’m proud of our whole team and it was special to be a part of such great teamwork to ensure the win. @amandaspratt87

#TDF2018: These guys.
It wasn’t the Tour we’d hoped for, but they fought until the very end.
@mitchelton_scott

 

 

Thank you, Paris!

What a team! #TDF2018 #Astanaproteam

@proteamastana

 

Today Miguel Angel Lopez proved he is the real Superman! What a race for him and the whole Astana Pro Team! Incredible! A third place in the general classification with only one stage to go to Madrid. @proteamastana

Still sinking in!!!!! Massive thanks to the whole @mitchelton_scott team, riders and staff, it would never have been possible without them. NEVER STOP BELIEVING!! @simonyatess

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