Team Saxo-Tinkoff Strengthens Partnerships with Technical Sponsors

Team Saxo-Tinkoff continues to develop its group of technical partners.

Today, we are happy to announce the continuation of our cooperation with three of our technical partners: CeramicSpeed, SCICON Technical Bags and Zerorh+, as well as a new partnership with LOOK.

“I am very pleased that we have such strong technical partners cooperating with Team Saxo-Tinkoff,” team owner Bjarne Riis says.

“We are a team that is driven by attention to all the little details, also when it comes to having the best equipment and gear available for our riders, as we believe this focus makes a difference for us in trying to be successful in today’s world of cycling. Every one of our technical sponsors plays a vital role in defining our setup, and this is why, these partners are so important for us.”

Danish company CeramicSpeed is one of the partners that has agreed to a new deal, meaning that CeramicSpeed in 2013 and 2014 will continue to provide Team Saxo-Tinkoff with its handmade and state of the art ceramic bearings that reduce friction.

“After two successful years with the team in 2011 and 2012, it was natural for us to extend our partnership with Team Saxo-Tinkoff for another two years. As a Danish company nothing is more obvious for us than supporting one of Denmark’s greatest sporting successes. It is widely known in the cycling industry that no other team have the same attention to details as Bjarne Riis’s team and with the proven energy savings and extended lifetime of our bearings, we know we make a real difference for the team. We are very excited about the new squad and look forward to another two great years with the team,” Martin S. Banke, director of CeramicSpeed, says.

Italian manufacturer of technical bags, SCICON Technical Bags, is another re-signed partner. SCICON Technical Bags has signed a new deal for the coming three years, and will provide the team with its premium bike bags in team design as well as personalized wheel bags, rain bags and suitcases.

“We are very proud to be the official supplier of such a strong, international team as Team Saxo-Tinkoff and look forward to our collaboration in the upcoming seasons. It is part of SCICON’s philosophy to constantly improve our products through feedback and cooperation with athletes. Our feedback culture is what makes us a global leader in our sector today,” Product Manager and CEO of SCICON Technical Bags, Massimo Fantin, says.

Team Saxo-Tinkoff has also signed a new agreement with Italian company Zerorh+ for 2013.
Zerorh+ has masterminded a new pair of sports glasses for the upcoming season, the Gotha Pro-Team Saxo-Tinkoff, which has been developed with the input of the riders of the team in the partnership’s first successful stint.

“We have been very happy with our partnership so far as Team Saxo-Tinkoff has proven to be a great ambassador and test bed for our products. Zerorh+ and the team share the same attention to details, and the rider’s experience from sitting in the peloton is invaluable for us to constantly better our products and develop new, cutting-edged ideas,” co-founder of Zerorh+, Alberto Brignone, says.

French company LOOK is a new partner of Team Saxo-Tinkoff and has agreed on a one year deal for the team to use its pedals in 2013.

“LOOK is very happy to announce that we have become a partner of Team Saxo-Tinkoff and that the riders of the team will ride with our Kéo Blade and Kéo Blade Aero pedals in 2013. We are also proud that we once again will team up with Alberto Contador, one of our legend ambassadors and a rider that participated in the development of Kéo Blade Aero,” Sponsoring Manager of LOOK, Raphael Jeune, says.

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