Agreement between the Belgian team and Castelli, the Valcismon brand. “Two realities with a long history of innovation in two wheels come together”
For the next three seasons, it will be a Quick Step “made in Fonzaso”. Yes, from this season until 2024, the international cycling battleship, the one that includes the world champion Julian Alaphilippe, the most structured and winning club in world cycling, will wear Castelli, the historic brand of the Valcismon Manufacture scorpion. (now Mcv Group). The agreement between the Feltre company and the Belgian company was made official yesterday.
«Two realities with a long history of innovation and domination in the professional cycling group join forces to transform innovation into more results. The three-year agreement (2022 – 2024) will see Castelli supply its complete kit of racing and training clothing to the best team in the WorldTour, the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team ”, reads the press release issued by Castelli.
Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl will be the only WorldTour team to wear Castelli, the brand that boasts over 145 years of history and is known for being the first to bring performance-enhancing innovations to professional cycling such as Lycra shorts, aerodynamic jerseys, the leotards for the most advanced time trials and the iconic Gabba jacket that has become indispensable for every professional cyclist.
“We have long admired the Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl Team’s meticulous approach to always striving for perfection in all sectors,” says Luca Martines, Castelli brand manager, “and we have shown that apparel can provide a significant advantage in terms of performance and we will continue research and development together with Quick-Step over the next few years ».
Castelli will bring his experience in aerodynamics to road racing, time trials and track racing. The time trial specialists have already been equipped with custom bodysuits and will test them in the wind tunnel in January to further refine the performance. For Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl, the best sprint team in the pro group, Castelli has created a race kit specifically designed for the high speeds of mass sprints.
“Castelli is known throughout the pro group for its protective clothing for cold and wet conditions, so it’s a natural choice to partner with the Wolfpack,” says Andrea Peron, former pro and now Castelli’s race performance director.
«This is the perfect team to work with to show products like the Gabba and Idro Pro jackets for racing in the rain. And we share the same desire for victory on any terrain, in any condition ». Another important presence in the Belluno area, therefore, in the Belgian training that Alessandro Tegner, the suspect responsible for marketing and communication, presents in the management