2019 was a stand-out year for Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten of Mitchelton-SCOTT. From winning one-day monuments like Liège-Bastogne-Liège to multi-day stage races such as the Giro Rosa, the pro rider was dominant in women’s road cycling.
Bike manufacturer SCOTT Sports notes that ‘The culmination of her year was an astonishing 105km solo effort to claim the Road World Championship by over two minutes from her nearest competitor. A brave attack that was one of the stand-out rides of the entire road racing year.’
In a release, SCOTT noted that ‘Such a deserving victory deserved a special ride and for the 2020 season, Annemiek will be equipped with a unique bike and kit to match her rainbow jersey. She will debut her custom bike, rainbow jersey and kit at the end of February commencing what is sure to be an incredible 2020 season.’
In the custom bike, SCOTT created a special World Champion design while also drawing on the rider’s Dutch roots. Throughout the bike are hints of her home such as a windmill and tulips alongside details of her 105km solo attack and the venue where she won her World Championship – Yorkshire.
At first glance, the SCOTT Addict RC bike appears to feature merely a black frame and silver logo. However, under light SCOTT notes that ‘the bike comes alive, reflecting colours that change at every angle. In essence, this bike speaks to the kind of rider Annemiek is, a humble yet incredibly fierce competitor on the World Tour.’
“I really love the bike SCOTT made special for me,” said Annemiek van Vleuten. “The thing I like the most is that it says 105km solo, that’s the amount of kilometres I did solo at the World Campionships, so it makes the bike really personal to me.”
Relaunched for 2020, the all-new SCOTT Addict RC is designed to fit the needs of UCI World Tour-Team Mitchelton-SCOTT as well as ambitious everyday riders. Since its introduction back in 2008, SCOTT adds that the Addict RC has been one of the most successful competitive road bikes on the market.
For 2020, the bike has a ‘new level of integration, improved aerodynamics and an increase in stiffness while simultaneously getting significantly lighter.’