Team Principal, Douglas Ryder says: “Gaerne’s focus is on uncompromised quality which is one of the things we look for in a partnership. The feedback we got from the riders last year was incredibly positive after the world-class support they received from Gaerne. The fact that all their shoes are still handmade in Italy has an amazing romantic feel to it too.”
The company will also be making leisure footwear available to the team in line with its manufacturing outlook of wearability, comfort, strength, and protection.
Ernesto Gazzola, President of Gaerne, said, “We are very proud to confirm for the new season the sponsorship agreement with Team MTN-Qhubeka, after the brilliant 2013 season which saw their riders get good results especially Gerald Ciolek winning the Milano San Remo, one of the cycling’s monuments. We believed in this team since the beginning and we are proud to make a contribution to their charitable initiatives. Gaerne will provide the team with top of the range CARBON G.CHRONO shoes, a very light shoe where the quality of the materials is joined to technical features. We wish all the team and their athletes great wishes for the upcoming races.”
For more information about Gaerne: http://www.gaerne.com/
Photo: MTN Team/Bettini.