From exhilarating highs to heartbreaking lows, irresistible introductions to emotional goodbyes, Canyon dhb SunGod have packed a lot into the past three seasons.
A total of 58 race wins and 96 podiums barely scratches the surface of the rollercoaster ride from plucky pretenders to dominant force.
We have been there every step of the way – a proud partnership which got off to a flying start with Harry Tanfield’s triumph on the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in 2018.
And as we look forward to another year on the road, gathering insight from the professionals to inspire your favourite kit, we’ve reflected on our top three moments from the story so far.
The successive Tour of Britain sprints jersey triumphs of Alex Paton and Rory Townsend, Matt Bostock’s five consecutive National Circuit Series wins, Alex Richardson’s Holland Cup success and Max Stedman’s Tour of Quanzhou glory were among those to miss the selection, such was the fierce competition.
Here are our big three…
arise, king harry
It took two years to develop and only four hours to win. The debut outing for our Aeron Lab collection ended in a monumental triumph on the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire in 2018.
Not only did Yorkshireman Harry Tanfield make history by becoming the first Brit to win a stage of the prestigious race when he outgunned his breakaway rivals in Doncaster, he also became the first to pull on the leader’s and points jerseys.
After a whirlwind seven races in 17 days, the squad became only the second in a decade to retain the Tour Series title when they lifted the trophy at Brooklands in 2019.
The team won four rounds on their way to the crown, with contributions from 10 different riders. Jacob Hennessy, Alex Paton, Matt Bostock and Rory Townsend all celebrated individual victories.
Having snatched the lead by just two seconds with third spot on the queen stage, Max Stedman called on his team-mates to get him over the line to win the Tour of Antalya in Turkey in 2020.
On the final stage, Andy Tennant burst out of the peloton to seize second place in the intermediate sprint – limiting Max’s closest rival, Kenneth van Rooy, to a single bonus second.
Rory Townsend then guided Max home in 30th place and that was enough to clinch the team’s biggest victory to date – by a single second!