After three years linked to the sports activities of the Fundación Alberto Contador, the American firm Polartec has decided to ends the sponsorship of the junior, U23 and continental teams, of which this season has been the main sponsor together with the Italian company of the food sector Kometa.
Polartec, a world-leading brand in the manufacture of technical clothers, landed at the Madrid institution for the 2016 season, becoming the main sponsor of the sports structures in the following campaign and being a fundamental part in the creation of the continental team that this year has debuted on the roads with good sports results and the promotion of a rider like Matteo Moschetti to the WorldTour category by the hand of Trek-Segafredo.
The Polartec-Kometa team has been a great test bed for some of the technological innovations of the Massachusetts firm, which has gained substantial visibility and autonomy in the sector, as could be seen in the past Eurobike, and during this intense competitive season has been able to develop improvements in some of its families of patented fabrics such as Alpha, Power Dry or Power Grid.
Riders and staff have been able to enjoy the benefits of their qualities, also contributing their point of view on the performance of the garments in the most diverse weather conditions.
“We are deeply grateful to Polartec for their confidence in the project over the years. The opportunity to work with Gary Smith and all his people has been wonderful. What started out as a few years ago in Bormio, a ‘it would be nice if someday we could’ ended up becoming a reality. His belief in our project has been fundamental in its consolidation and growth. For us it has been very important to have the opportunity to work with such a leading brand worldwide. It has made our work much easier. And I am sure that in the future our paths will cross again”, explains Francisco Javier Contador, manager of the Foundation.
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