After the disappointment of this year’s Ironman World Championship (where he finished 30th), Canadian Lionel Sanders declared that he would be making major changes for 2019 and beyond. One of those big changes was a switch in bike sponsor to Canyon Bicycles. After a big training block in Palm Springs, Sanders got to test his new Canyon CF SLX at Dec. 9’s Ironman 70.3 Indian Well—where he took the victory. After that win, Sanders headed to Canyon headquarters in Carlsbad for an event that showcased his new bike and featured a chat with legend Bob Babbitt.
We attended the event and captured these images of Sanders’ new green machine.