Aigle, Switzerland: The World Cycling Body, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) and sportswear manufacturer Santini today renewed their longstanding partnership for a further four years, from 2017-2020.
Under the agreement done for the purpose, the Italian Clothing brand will additionally supply protocol jerseys for the UCI Women’s World Tour.
The existing partnership was worked out in 1988. Santini has been the official supplier of UCI World Cup leader jerseys and UCI World Champion jerseys for the disciplines of road, track, mountain bike, cyclo-cross, indoor cycling and para-cycling for all these years. The Bergamo based clothing brand is also a supporter of the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC), which provides professional coaching and training facilities for more than 100 athletes from all over the world, each year and one of several companies that supports the UCI WCC’s initiatives to help talented young athletes in different cycling disciplines realize their full potential and fulfill their dreams.
Speaking on the occasion, UCI President Brian Cookson, said, welcoming the continued partnership with one of the UCI’s most longstanding supporters, “The world’s best cyclists have been wearing Santini cycling clothing for many years, and this excellent quality brand has become synonymous with the excellence demonstrated by our riders.”
Further he added,” It is fitting that we announce this renewed partnership during the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships, where our Junior UCI World Champions will be awarded with the iconic rainbow jersey.”
The announcement, for the renewal of this historic partnership, was made during the 2016 version of UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships which is being held at the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) in Aigle, Switzerland. During UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships, 19 titles of UCI Junior World Champion are being awarded to the upcoming generation of Elite track cyclists, with all winners receiving the famous rainbow jersey created exclusively by Santini, over five days of competition.
Speaking about the renewed association, Monica Santini, CEO of Santini Maglificio Sportivo said: “We are delighted with this collaboration which is renewed with the highest institution in the cycling world. Our relationship with the UCI represents a fundamental chapter in the company and family history of Santini, who for almost thirty years has dressed the world’s best athletes in many disciplines, from road cycling to track, from cyclo-cross to mountain bike”.