We are pleased to announce that the King of the Mountains competition at the Junior Tour of Wales 2016 will be sponsored by Zappi Clothing.
Run by Italian former pro, and Giro d’Italia Maglia Verde wearer Flavio Zappi, the company is building a name and reputation as a manufacturer of bespoke technical cycling kit. Designed for performance and adventure cycling with a distinctly Italian inspiration, and made exclusively in Italy. More than that, profits from are channeled back to support the Zappi Racing Team – composed primarily of British Under 23 riders taking their first steps into European racing.
Race Organiser Richard Hopkins says:
“We’re delighted to welcome Zappi Clothing to the Junior Tour of Wales. Flavio’s racing history is an inspirational one, but much more more than that, via the Under 23 Racing Team he has brought a number of talented Junior Tour graduates vital international international experience and guidance in the formative years of their senior careers. It’s a really special thing that our KoM jersey is promoting a company whose success will, in turn, help some of this year’s riders make their next steps in the sport.
With a hyper-competitive field, including Zappis’ own junior squad all coming to peak form at just the right moment, and a lot more climbing in this year’s edition of the race, the King of the Mountains competition really is going to be a battle. We can’t wait to see how it shapes up.”
Flavio Zappi adds:
“The Tour of Wales is one of the few British junior races that compares with the classic climbing races of Continental Europe. The professional teams are watching this one for future talent, and so am I. It’s a special opportunity for Zappi Clothing to sponsor the KoM competition. The best of luck to all these boys who look forward to racing careers with passion and optimism! ”