Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team Unveils 2023 Kit and Elite Partnerships With Scott, SRAM, Syncros, Breitling & UBS
The official Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team presentation took place this Tuesday, January 10th in Zurich, Switzerland. The 2023 jersey of our Swiss-registered UCI ProTeam by Q36.5 was unveiled as well key partnerships, namely SCOTT – official bike supplier – SRAM, Syncros, Breitling and UBS.
10 January 2023
The team presentation and kit launch took place in the Kongresshaus in the heart of Zurich and was attended by management, new partners, media and technical advisor and cycling legend Vincenzo Nibali. Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team riders sported the team jersey for the very first time, showcasing our key sponsors and revealed the SCOTT Foil RC, in custom paint job, matching the team’s colorway.
In its debut season Q36.5 Pro Cycling team will champion innovation in professional cycling and have partnered with exciting, and likeminded brands who share our values for progress, social mobility and performance excellence.
The official Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team Cycling kit features Q36.5’s most advanced RaceWear pieces: the signature R2 Jersey and Gregarius Ultra Bib Shorts. Handcrafted in Italy with award-winning fabrics and technologies, they reflect our vision of #RacingTheFuture and are designed for the demands of the professional peloton, meeting the highest standards of fit, performance and durability.
The distinctive gray, white and black color pattern is highlighted by lime body sensor motifs that symbolize Q36.5’s groundbreaking body-mapping and thermoregulation technology.
With only 110 grams, the R2 Jersey is extremely lightweight, breathable and super fast-drying, combining 4 proprietary fabrics and 11 patterns, all strategically placed to allow for maximum aerodynamics and thermoregulation.
SCOTT joins as official bike supplier
Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team proudly announces that it has partnered with SCOTT on a multi-year sponsorship deal. SCOTT will provide the team with premium, race-proven road bikes, as well as with high-performance helmets and eyewear.
As one of leading brands in road bike manufacturing, SCOTT stands for innovation, technology and design, developing some of the fastest road bikes in the world. In the 2023 season our riders will be racing in the all-new SCOTT Foil RC and SCOTT Plasma.
“It is a privilege to support Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team, a young, exciting team with a progressive and modern approach to professional cycling. We have many shared values with the team partners and are all committed to the same long-term vision and ambition. This is an exciting time for professional cycling as we look to support Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team on their journey,” comments Pascal Ducrot, Vice President, SCOTT Sports.
This new partnership marks SCOTT’s return to Pro Tour sponsorship and represents the Swiss brand’s commitment to supporting the growth and development of the Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team. Furthermore, SCOTT proudly shares the team’s vision of making a positive social impact and empowering communities through bicycles, beyond the world of pro-cycling.
“We’re excited to partner with SCOTT as our bike, helmet and eyewear partner into the future. SCOTT are innovators with a rich history in professional cycling and this partnership has helped us secure the riders we have today. When riders are committed to join a new project because of the partnerships and equipment, you know you have a great foundation to build from,” comments Douglas Ryder, General Manager, Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team.
36.5 Pro Cycling Team as the official supplier of bike components, including saddles, cockpits, and seatposts. SRAM completes the set-up as supplier of drivetrain components and Zipp wheels in a significant sponsorship that once again sees SCOTT and SRAM collaborating on a Pro Tour team.
“At SCOTT, it’s invaluable to work with a great caliber of riders and have them using our products under the toughest race conditions. Also, thanks to our long-standing relationship with SRAM through 20 years of SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing, we’re delighted to join forces now on this exciting road team together. This is a great opportunity for our two brands to share competences and support riders across the two teams,” adds Pascal Ducrot, Vice President, SCOTT Sports.
For the 2023 season Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team will be taking the start line at races around the world on SCOTT Foil RC, SCOTT Cadence and Centric helmets, SCOTT performance sunglasses, and Syncros Tofino and Belcarra saddles.
The Future is BREITLING
In its first-ever cycling team sponsorship, Swiss watchmaker Breitling will support Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team on their mission to reach the World Tour. Breitling owns a long history of serving as the official timekeeper for major cycling events, including the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia, and with this unprecedented partnership further underlines its commitment to the sport.
Combining classic watchmaking with the latest innovations, Breitling adds a new chapter to its long-standing affiliation in the world of professional cycling by empowering Q36.5 Pro Cycling to challenge the status quo and leave our mark in the biggest bike races in the World.
“Cycling is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. It’s also a big part of our history and we needed the right partner with a strong vision to carry this heritage into the future,” said Georges Kern, CEO of Breitling. “Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team, with its ambitions to perform at a world-class level while making a positive social and environmental impact, proved the model team to put our support behind.”
As a longtime supporter of an organization that supplies bicycles to remote communities in South-Africa, Breitling is fully aligned with Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team’s vision that bicycles move society forward in a sustainable way.
“With progress at the heart of who we are, one of our goals is to leverage our international team and global racing calendar to raise awareness to the benefits of social mobility, through education, and physical mobility in Africa. Another is to reduce our carbon footprint, minimizing the use of plastics and showcasing the benefits of cycling as a means of building healthier and more sustainable communities. This all ties into our mission statement of “Racing the Future” to make the world a better place for all,” said Doug Ryder.
Breitling will provide Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team with a range of chronographs, including the Endurance Pro, which has been specially designed for the team and features the team’s colors.
UBS & Mercedes partner up with Q36.5 Pro Cycling
Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team is equally proud and honored to announce the partnership with UBS, the leading global wealth manager. Whilst sharing our values of creating impactful opportunities for communities, the support of UBS throughout 2023 and beyond will enable our team to pursue sports excellence as we look to racing the future.
Finally, Mercedes Benz as joined forces with Q36.5 Pro Cycling and will provide the team will a full fleet of racing and logistics vehicles as we race to empower people and progress the sport.
Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team will make the 2023 racing debut at the upcoming Saudi Tour (30 Jan – 3 Feb) and show their colors in Europe for the very first time one day later at the Volta a la Communitat Valenciana.