It is with great pleasure Team Saxo-Tinkoff and Sportful today announce a continuation of our long lasting partnership.
Team Saxo-Tinkoff and the Italian sport clothing company have agreed to a new deal that will see the riders of the World Tour-team wearing Sportful’s high quality cycling clothing line in the coming three years.
At the same time Team Saxo-Tinkoff has entered into a new partnership with Sportful’s outdoor brand, Karpos, about using their product line as the team’s casual clothing. Karpos and Team Saxo-Tinkoff have signed a three year contract.
Steve Smith, Global Brand Manager of Sportful, says:
“Sportful is looking forward to a strong fourth year together with Riis Cycling, and we’re very excited about this team. Throughout our partnership we have been working hard to make continuous improvements to the Team Saxo-Tinkoff clothing that maximizes rider performance in every condition. This team is a great test bed for us to perfect our products for the pro riders and then to provide the same products in our Sportful range.”
“Karpos is the outdoor line from Sportful, and Bjarne Riis has been a Karpos supporter almost from the beginning. Karpos is a line of technical outdoor clothing for every possible condition, and when the opportunity came up to supply Team Saxo-Tinkoff with the Karpos line, we jumped at the chance. We’ve already had great feedback from the riders who are excited by how comfortable it feels and how good it looks. Team Saxo-Tinkoff gives us the chance to show this collection to the world, and helps the riders be as comfortable as possible when not on the bike.”
Team owner Bjarne Riis says:
“I’m really proud that we can announce this continuation of our cooperation with Sportful and at the same time add Karpos as a new partner. We have had some great years with Sportful onboard. The quality and the design of their bike clothing line fits our expectations perfectly, and on top of that it is great to have a partner with such attention to our feedback and proposals. For the same reasons it was a quite obvious choice to build a partnership with Sportful’s outdoor brand, Karpos, as it shares the same values being design driven and performance based. I look forward to the coming years with Sportful and Karpos as part of the team.”
Team Saxo-Tinkoff has also agreed to a one-year deal with Spanish company Medilast Sport to deliver compression products to aid the rider’s recovery and recuperation after and in between races.
Juan A. Rubio, founder and president of Medilast Sport, says:
“Medilast Sport Technical Socks is proud to provide Team Saxo-Tinkoff with our range of products for improved performance (NRG), muscle recovery (RECU) and relaxation (RLX), to cover the riders’ different needs. We believe we deliver the best compression products for the best cycling team.”
Bjarne Riis says:
“Compression products are part of the tool we use to optimize the recovery of our riders, and in Medilast Sport we have teamed up with a great partner, who provides us with personalized products and a great level of service.”
For more info:
Sportful and Karpos: www. sportful.it
Medilast Sport: www.medilast-sport.com