NEWS

XLC sponsors the D.velop Ladies Team again

15 April, 2020

XLC sponsors the D.velop Ladies Team again

Already last season the D.velop team was equipped with accessories from the XLC portfolio, this cooperation will be deepened in the coming season and extended to the parts and clothing sector.

The D.velop Ladies Team was already founded in 2006 under the direction of Ralf Stambula, at that time still as Koga Miyata cycling team. Since 2017, the team has been riding under the name D.velop, which refers to the main sponsor, but is also extremely fitting for the team's philosophy: the main focus is on the promotion of young talent. Already in 2019 the team members took the first three places in the junior ranking of the German Cycling League. The team has the same goal this season: to win the junior ranking. Team manager Ralf Stambula explains: "We would like to give young female riders a perspective to perhaps recommend themselves for higher tasks in professional teams. We also want to be among the top 3 in the overall team ranking of the German Cycling League again".

The nine riders, whose average age is 21.5 years, will compete in 11 races in the German Cycling League this year, as well as various races in Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria and the Czech Republic.

XLC will provide the team with a comprehensive product mix. In the parts section, Lapierre bikes will be equipped with the new XLC carbon wheels, as well as stems, handlebars, seat posts and handlebar tape. Stands, wheel bags, chairs and XLC tent from the accessories category help the team to transport and set up the paddock. With XLC overshoes, gloves, socks, jackets etc. the riders are ideally equipped for training.

How does this cooperation come about? Team D.velop Ladies and XLC complement each other perfectly: For the riders it is important to have a reliable partner at their side from whom they can get parts, accessories and clothing from one source - the brand XLC can offer exactly this support with its extensive portfolio for all kinds of cycling. 

We keep our fingers crossed for the team so that they can start the season soon. The current situation is not easy for everyone, but we are sure that the team will emerge from this crisis motivated and well trained.