Team Sky will use Muc-Off bicycle care products during the 2014 season, the Dorset company has announced.

“This is an exciting new collaboration for Team Sky and we’re looking forward to working with Muc-Off,” said Team Sky head of technical operations Carsten Jeppesen.

“In our minds they produce the very best cleaning and maintenance products available so it’s great to have them on board. Keeping our equipment clean and well maintained is an integral part of bike racing and, as with all of our suppliers, we will work closely with them to help develop their range in the future.”

Alex Trimnell, managing director of Muc-Off added: “We will be working on exclusive technologies which will be developed closely with the team particularly focused around the drive chain and surface coatings. 2014 promises to be a defining year for Muc-Off and it also happens to be our 20th anniversary so working with Team Sky couldn’t be coming at a more exciting time for us!” 

Team Sky’s season kicks off on January 19 with the 2014 Tour Down Under and one-day People’s Choice Classic road race in Adelaide, Australia.