After the legendary Milano-Sanremo cycling race, the next highlight of this season’s schedule awaits on Italian ground – Il Giro d’Italia. This edition is not only exceptional because of the 100th anniversary, it is also very special to X-BIONIC® and the Gazprom Rusvelo Bike Team. For the first time a race team sponsored by the sportswear brand, engineered in Switzerland and produced in Italy, will take part in this traditional race.
On Friday May 5, the Giro d’Italia will start with its first stage on the beautiful Italian island Sardinia. Well known for its beautiful scenery and clear blue sea. Among the starting teams of this event is the Gazprom Rusvelo Team in their bright blue X-BIONIC® Race EVO shirts and matching black bib tights. The team of nine riders will not only attract attention by its prominent shirt design, but also its aggressive tactics to be part of many breakaways.
Turn Sweat into Energy®
The tour across Italy offers impressive numbers 21 race day – 3`609 km in total – in average 171,9 km per day, in-between only three rest days. The twenty-one stages lead from Sardinia, to the Sicilian Island and then all the way up along the western coast of the famous boot-shaped country to Milan. Changing conditions included. Skills, endurance and exceptional energy reserves are key to accomplish this major race. By turning sweat into energy with our sportswear, the riders from Gazprom Rusvelo will surely feel a difference when it comes to their energy reserves.
New partnership – ambitious goals
After last year’s victory of the 15th Giro d’Italia stage by Alexander Foliforov, the general manager of the team, Renat Khamidulin, is confident: “This invitation is very important for our team, we want to thank the organizers for their confidence and we are proud to take part at the 100th anniversary of the Giro d’Italia. We had a great experience last year at the Giro and we have now ambitious goals. The team is motivated and we will do our best”.
With intense training sessions in Spain, Australia, Croatia and Italy in the months leading to the highlight of the season and being all geared up with our high functional sportswear, the Gazprom Rusvelo Team has optimal conditions to excel themselves. X-BIONIC® is looking forward to an exciting 100th Giro d’Italia!