Canyon Swiss Side Collaboration

Project 101 #betherecordbreaker

Patrick Lange’s 2017 Ironman World Championship ended just 101 seconds away from finishing the course in under 8 hours. Project 101 was a special project developed for Patrick’s 2018 quest for a second consecutive world championship, with the aim of making Kona’s fastest ever Ironman, even faster! This collaboration between Swiss Side, Canyon and Sauber Engineering produced a totally customised aero cockpit, perfectly sculpted to Patrick’s arm shape, contour and position. This dream team successfully designed the winning combination using the latest technologies and innovations from Formula 1, including 3D printing metal processes.

3D scanning and 3D metal printing at Sauber Engineering in Hinwil, Switzerland

Wind Tunnel Test in Immenstaad, Germany

Canyon Test Rig in Koblenz, Germany

"JP and the Swiss Side team are the measure of aerodynamics. Using techniques learnt from F1 Engineering, Project 101 has brought my aerodynamics on the bike to an optimum. This only works if you work with people who are always innovative, always quick and always driven by the search for more."

Patrick Lange
2017 & 2018 Ironman World Champion