New Partners for the BMC MTB Racing Team17. January 2017, Grenchen, Switzerland — Melanie Leveau — MTB Team
Alongside with TAG Heuer and Assos, the BMC MTB Racing Team is delighted to welcome new partners for the 2017 season.
The BMC Teamelite and Fourstroke of the World Cup N°1 team will be equipped with Vittoria tires in 2017 and beyond. Team Manager, Alex Moos, is excited to welcome the Italian tire maker to the team. “Vittoria offers a wide selection of tires ideal for all types of terrain and weather conditions. On top of that, the tires are perfect to use with wide rims which is the new trend in cross-country racing. I’m sure they’ll be a great asset for the performance of the team.”
On his side, René Timmermans, CEO of Vittoria S.p.A., commented: “We worked hard for many years to develop competitive MTB tires and therefore we are proud to have the #1 UCI World Cup ranked XC Team with multiple World Champion Julien Absalon using our tires. Our products will be supportive to the high team objectives for 2017. The Vittoria - BMC cooperation is based on constant product analyze to support our product improvements. The professional team riders, the team as well as the buyer of a technical advanced BMC MTB will benefit of this cooperation” he continued.
For more information about the Vittoria Off-Road tires: www.vittoria.com/tires/off-road-tire
Winforce joins the new powerhouse of Swiss brands joining forces in 2017. The premium sport nutrition products will help the BMC MTB Racing Team riders in racing, training and recovery time thanks to a continuous and graduated release of energy, an excellent tolerability and a shortened recovery time.
Christof Schön, CEO of Winforce said « The best nutrition for the best team : Being the first choice of numerous top athletes in cycling and mountain biking it’s a great honor for us as a Swiss Brand to fuel the world-leading MTB team based in Switzerland.”
For more information about Winforce: www.winforce.com
Slicy, a young French company based in the Vosges Mountains, will be supplying personalized mudguards to keep the riders’ eyes and behinds as clean as possible whether they’re riding their cross-country, enduro, cyclo-cross or road bikes.
“When launching the Slicy adventure, it was clear that the athlete’s sponsorship would take an important part in our project. The idea was to find the best partners in order to develop our image around common values: innovation, quality and style” explains Corentin Althusser, one of the two co-dounders of the company. “Therefore, it is natural that we have chosen to support the BMC Mountainbike racing team. Amazing athletes, outstanding performances, supported by an iconic brand that is BMC. Slicy could not find a better partner to convey its values. The BMC athletes will use our famous “made in France” mudguards, fully customized with BMC colors. An essential accessory during muddy races. The watchwords are: avoid mud splashing in the face, stay focused on the riding skills, save time and cross the finish line in first position.”
For more information about Slicy: www.slicy-products.com
Bike partners: Shimano, FOX, Vittoria, Fizik, 3T, Elite
Other partners: Giro, Polar, Oakley, Motorex, Winforce, Stages, Slicy