French Pro Continental teams distinguished by Nalini style
The Italian cyclewear company will be alongside Direct Énergie in 2019 while carrying over the long-standing collaboration with Cofidis
Well-known in the French cycling world due to its 13-year collaboration with Cofidis, Nalini is now joining another French team, Direct Énergie for the 2019 season.
The UCI Professional Continental Team Direct Énergie welcomes in its roster Niki Terpstra, a renowned cobbled-classic specialist, who already won Paris-Robauix in 2014 and Tour of the Flanders in 2018. As a Dutch national team’s member, Terpstra also claimed the TTT gold medal during the last UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck.
As far as Cofidis concerns, the team will prologue the long-time partnership with Nalini that grew successfully on both sides from 2005 onwards. In the last season, Cofidis took part to the Tour de France and the Vuelta a España, the latter with one stage win achieved.
“We are very pleased to go along the two French teams in the upcoming season - Nalini owner Claudio Mantovani commented.- Our top-level experience in pro’ cycling enabled us to start the new collaboration with Direct Énergie under the best conditions while carrying over the well-established relationships with Cofidis.”
Since 1985, Nalini clothings have constantly been on the international cycling scene alongside professional teams sharing the same values of the company, loyalty and passion.