The global COVID-19 pandemic brought a sudden and unexpected halt to professional sports in 2020, and cycling was no exception. The men and women of Rally Cycling have still been putting in their training miles and staying fit for whenever competition resumes, and they've been doing so aboard their custom race bikes, including the DA time trial bike, the all-new AR aero road bike, and the FR road bike. The team was able to compete in a handful of early-season races before the global shutdown, and the riders have been showcasing their unique machines on their social media channels. So race fans have been able to get a few good looks at Rally's 2020 season race bikes.
Still, we wanted to shine on a spotlight on the unique equipment built for the sport's top athletes. Check out the gallery below of Rally Cycling's custom FR road racing bikes, which includes photos from the team's pre-season training camps and early-season races, all of which took place before the global COVID-19 pandemic ushered in a new era of social distancing and cancelled events.
The FR is the choice of many Rally Cycling athletes on rides that cover a lot of elevation gain.
The athletes of Rally Cycling really dig the FR's sharp handling characteristics.
For most of the riders on Rally Cycling, the team's pre-season training camp in Southern California was the first opportunity for them to get acquainted with their new FR race bikes.
Rally Cycling has long held its pre-season training camp in Southern California, due to the Golden State's sunny weather and wide variety of riding locales.
For one of Rally Cycling's pre-season camps in Granada, Spain, the team mechanic's outfitted the support vehicle with a fleet of brand-new FR road bikes.
The women of Rally Cycling kicked off their 2020 racing season in January with a series of races in Australia.
Rally Cycling headed to Colombia for an early-season race in 2020 before the global pandemic caused a halt to professional bike racing.
The FR is a great all-around race bike that's perfect for whatever the racecourse may have in store.
There are few iconic moments in a bike race as picking up some fuel in the feed zone.
Pro cyclist Travis McCabe has had some incredible success in road racing. Now that he's venturing into the realm of gravel racing, he's put together an incredibly unique race bike, complete with a custom paint job and a finely curated selection of parts. Don't miss this look at one of the most unique gravel bikes around.
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Pro triathlete Braden Currie took his biggest win of the racing season, putting in a sub-8-hour performance at Ironman New Zealand. The event took place in Currie's home nation, making the win all the more special. The grueling test in triathlon's toughest distance bodes well for Braden as he eyes more success in 2021.