Thursday, February 3, 2011

Fi’zi:k's 2011 Pro Road Teams

Fi’zi:k, the saddle maker from Pozzoleone has announced the professional teams that will be riding fi’zi:k saddles in 2011.

Fi’zi:k’s 2011 UCI Pro and Pro Continental road teams include: the pro men and pro women Garmin-Cervelo Team (Cervelo); the pro men and pro women Team HTC-Highroad (Specialized); Liquigas-Cannondale (Cannondale); BMC Racing Team (BMC); Rabobank (Giant); Cofidis (Look); Francaise des Jeux (Lapierre); Saur Sojasun (Time); and Androni Giocatolli (Bianchi).

Interestingly, among these teams the choice of saddles is divided almost evenly among the Aliante, the Arione and the Antares.

“No testing can simulate the wear on products that occurs at that level in professional training and racing,” said Gabriele Benedetti. “Pro sponsorship provides perfect field testing to discover both strengths and weaknesses for product. We often have daily contact with a number of pro cyclists who like being a part of the development process. Ivan Basso is a great example. While he liked the shape of the Antares, he wanted the flexing sides of the Arione. Pressure at that level – with a potential and eventual Giro win on the line – motivated us to move quickly to produce the Antares 00,” explained Benedetti.


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