Together with Wilier Triestina we have had a really beautiful start of the season! Riding their Wilier bikes, our riders have got some solid results during the first two months of the season: Jakob Fuglsang won the Vuelta a Andalucia, Miguel Angel Lopez reached the final podium at the Volta ao Algarve, Alexey Lutsenko became third at the UAE Tour and the Tour de la Provence, while his teammate Aleksandr Vlasov was taking second in the same race. Totally, Astana Pro Team won 6 races and took 13 podium places in just one month of racing!
Even now, during the lockdown, Wilier Triestina supports our team and our riders, who are continuing training at home on their bike trainers, waiting until the current difficult situation comes to an end.
So, we think this is the right moment to tell you a bit more about our official bike supplier.
Wilier Triestina is a premium bike manufacturer based in Italy since 1906. What do they do? They do bicycles. Just bicycles. A bike might seem like a simple object, but when it bears the halberd, it becomes a symbol with an inimitable style, the Wilier Triestina Style. Elegance and technological innovation are backed by over one hundred years of cycling history to make the Wilier Triestina bike our faithful companion in a unique cycling experience.
In 2006 Wilier Triestina celebrated 100 years from his foundation (1906). For this event the company launched a special carbon bicycle the Cento. A model and a name that made history for the company.
Wilier Triestina bikes have a great cycling history behind them with a number of extraordinary achievements!
The famous Italian rider Fiorenzo Magni riding with Team Wilier Triestina and Wilier Triestina bike won the Giro d’Italia in 1948 and became the winner of the Tour of Flanders in 1949 and 1950.
The legendary Marco Pantani was also riding Wilier Triestina bike during his career, still holding the unbeatable record on the most famous climb of the Tour de France – Alpe d’Huez.
The iconic rider of Astana Pro Team Michele Scarponi, riding for one of his previous teams, became the winner of the Giro dÍtalia in 2011 on his Zero 7 Wilier Triestina bike.
In 2020 Wilier Triestina has agreed a multi-year partnership deal as Main Partner and Bicycle Partner of Astana Pro Team with the aim to #RaiseTheBar.
#RaiseTheBar means raising the level of everything. From even better bicycles, in search of perfection in every single detail, win races, to a more engaging communication.
#RaiseTheBar is not only a hashtag, but it wants to be a way of thinking that starting from Wilier Triestina reach all the people through Astana Pro Team.
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