Kometa Cycling Team, new name for the Fundación Alberto Contador teams
Kometa takes a step forward in 2019 and will be the main sponsor of the Fundación Alberto Contador sports projects. Since January 1, the name of the continental squad that debuted this season on the roads with ten victories will be Kometa Cycling Team.
The squad, which will continue to count on the support of companies such as Valtellina Tourism or Trek bikes, will be joined by new and important sponsors who will come to reinforce a project that continues to work with the idea of a future leap to the professional continental category. In this way Kometa, the agri-food company presided over by Giacomo Pedranzini, deepens its presence in a cycling sport in which it disembarked with the Giro d’Italia 2017, next to the Trek-Segafredo.
“For me it is a reason of great personal satisfaction that Kometa has witnessed year after year the potential of the global cycling project linked to the Alberto Contador Foundation, starting from the cycling school, the junior team, the U23 team, the professional team, the Bicis para la Vida project… It is a progression based on the common values of honesty, commitment, responsibility and the desire to promote them”, considers Giacomo Pedranzini.
Ivan Basso, sports manager of the continental team: “I am very grateful to the Pedranzini and Ruffini families, to the municipality of Kaposvar and to the management of Kometa, who have always believed in us and in the social, sports and professional message of our structure”.
“We are happy and grateful to Kometa for their trust and also,aware of the responsibility this implies, proud to carry their brand all over the world. Behind this company there are families and people who work very hard and do so with enthusiasm and values such as honesty, sacrifice and perseverance,” said Francisco Javier Contador, general manager of the Foundation.
For Alberto Contador, alma mater of the project: “That Kometa is our sponsor is great news. We feel very identified with his values and they will allow us to continue growing always with a way of working in which we go hand in hand. This announcement consolidates the project and makes us see the future with a lot of optimism and also with a healthy ambition”.
Kometa is a leading company in Central Europe and Italy in the food sector, where it stands out as a producer of high quality meats and cold cuts, for its commitment to healthy eating and respect for the environment. “Good nutrition in our common responsibility”, says one of its slogans.
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