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14th December 2017, Andover, MA

Polartec unveils kit for Alberto Contador Foundation teams

Polartec unveils the cycling kit developed for the Alberto Contador Foundation Continental, Under-23, and Junior teams, which Polartec sponsors. The company produced the entire kit – from fibre and yarn, to fabric, to finished pieces – for the teams.

“Having Polartec as the main sponsor is a great added value for our project,” said Fran Contador, General Manager of the Alberto Contador Foundation. “They share our work philosophy and our values, feeling this project as their own, which means unbeatable support for the Alberto Contador Foundation and for the development of our young cyclists. All the clothing items are manufactured by Polartec to the highest standard, using the most innovative fabric technologies of any team. Having these kits at our disposal is an added improvement to the performance of our riders in any weather condition, something momentous in today's cycling, in which any detail makes a difference.”

Jersey made of Polartec Delta. © Polartec

Originally unveiled at a November training camp in Tucson, AZ, the camp brought together team riders and staff, and Polartec staff to realise Polartec CEO Gary Smith’s vision of bringing the team to America. Many of the team members had not visited the states before, and the focus was on having fun, life beyond the bike, and of course using the kit on training rides in spectacular places like Saguaro National Park and Mount Lemmon.

To commemorate the visit to Arizona, guests were provided with an exclusive design of the kit featuring the colours of the Arizona state flag. In development since Polartec began its support of the Contador Foundation in 2015, the kit takes a fresh look at each piece of modern cycling apparel, and currently remains exclusive to the teams.

Bib shorts made of Polartec Power Stretch. © Polartec

Comprised of a full range of Polartec fabric solutions, each piece was designed and rigorously tested to enable the utmost comfort, performance, and versatility. Collectively, it is the most advanced apparel solution for any cycling team.

The kit includes the following items:

  • baselayer tank made of Polartec Power Wool fabric
  • jer​​sey made of Polartec Power Stretch compression fabric
  • jersey made of Polartec Delta cooling fabric
  • bib shorts made of Polartec Power Stretch compression fabric
  • arm warmers and leg warmers made of Polartec Power Stretch compression fabric
  • vest made of Polartec Windbloc windproof fabric and Polartec Delta cooling fabric
  • vest made of Polartec Alpha breathable insulation
  • jacket made of Polartec Power Shield Pro soft shell fabric
  • gloves made of Polartec Power Stretch compression fabric
  • cycling cap made of Polartec Power Dry moisture management fabric and Polartec Delta cooling fabric
  • neck warmer made of Polartec Power Stretch and Polartec Delta cooling fabrics

The kit will be worn by a total of 38 cyclists next year between the Continental, under-23 and Junior teams.

Gloves made of Polartec Power Stretch. © Polartec

“Our goal is to become the leading brand in performance textiles for cycling, and our work with the Contador Foundation enables us to do what we do best, which is solve problems through textiles,” said Polartec CEO Gary Smith. “What led us to work with the Contador Foundation, though, are the people involved, and their mission to provide others with health and continuity in life.”

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