Last weekend the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo season kickoff took place in Monza/Italy. For the first time, X-BIONIC® stood at the starting line with its own team: the X-BIONIC® Racing Team with leader Cédric Leimer. The Swiss amateur race driver, who already won two championships in this series in 2011 & 2012 was really excited about the upcoming races in Italy.
Cédric and all the other Super Trofeo pilots received their brand new X-BIONIC® for Automobili Lamborghini Super Trofeo Pilot Edition Jacket and were really happy about it. A sales version of this desirable and exclusive pilot jacket will be available soon, check out the X-BIONIC® for Automobili Lamborghini area in our webshop → http://bit.ly/1D1h34P.
The qualifying and the races last weekend in Monza were promising for Cédric and the whole X-BIONIC® Racing Team. His next chance for another good result will be in Silverstone next month, where the European Super Trofeo series will be continued. We wish him all the best for the next races!
Check out our image gallery and the official live stream videos of both races:
This week the first edition of the LikeBike Monte Carlo takes place in the heart of the principality. The LikeBike Monte Carlo is open the whole Easter weekend from Friday to Sunday. All products at this exhibition are presented by some of the most exclusive companies in the bicycle industry and beyond.
For that reason X-BIONIC® is one of the few exhibitors there: we will present our latest products of X-BIONIC® for Automobili Lamborghini which are soon available at our webshop.
X-BIONIC® for Automobili Lamborghini brings the aura of the automobile brand onto the human body. And provides it with the physical superiority that makes it an icon. Exclusivity and aesthetics, dynamics and prestige, crowned by visible technological advantage. At Automobili Lamborghini, the interplay of surface and edge have been made into a design language.
The NiteRace in Monaco
Last Sunday the NiteRace took place at the original F1 track in Monaco. Our British distributor and former pro cyclist Matteo Carrara participated at this unique race the week before the exhibition. Below you can find some pictures that were taken during the event. We will update this post the within the next few days and add new pictures from our booth, stay tuned!
Watch the official LikeBike trailer featuring X-BIONIC®:
X-BIONIC® is happy to announce two new partnerships with professional road bike teams: Team Raleigh GAC from the UK and Team Hrinkow Advarics Cycleang from Austria. Since 2013 X-BIONIC® already supported the Team Colombia Cycling Pro who had a great race season last year and showed an outstanding performance during the Giro d’Italia. All of these teams use X-BIONIC® high performance sportswear and X-SOCKS® during their training sessions and races. Read more about these ambitious cycling teams in our team overview below.
The UCI Pro Continental licensed team was founded in 2011 and developed continously under the lead of team manager Claudio Corte. One intention of the Team Colombia Cycling Pro is to bring the Columbian cycling spirit back to the world public. In it’s first year of racing in 2012, the team achieved a lot of promising results during races in Colombia and Italy. In 2013 they earned a wildcard for the Giro d’Italia where they showed a great performance during the three weeks of racing there.
“We are really excited that X-Bionic is supporting our team with their hightech products for training, competition and recovery. I fully rely the scientifically, proven technology. My favorite is the Effektor Powershirt as underlayer under my bike shirt during my daily training and competition. Especially the moisture and temperature management help me to be focused on the race performance” said rider Fabio Duarte about his X-BIONIC® gear.
Team Raleigh GAC is one of the most successful roadbike teams in the UK. The UCI licensed Continental Team consists of 12 riders at the moment: “With national champions, World Champions, Olympic medallists and Elite title winners in the squad, plus a promising crop of neo-pro riders, the team are never far from the TV cameras and the top step of the podium.”
Team owner and Sports Director Cherie Pridham said about the new partnership with X-BIONIC®: “When X-BIONIC® approached us I was over the moon. The quality of their products is second to none and the possibility for our team to have X-Bionic technologies is invaluable.”
Rider George Pym mentioned about his new X-BIONIC® and X-SOCKS® products: “They are all great bits of kits and do exactly what you want. The socks are comfortable and are just the right height. The vests are brilliant as well. They keep you nice and cool on the climbs and warm on the descents. Once back to base the compression socks come into their own. You can really feel them working and allow us to do as much we can to make sure we recover in every way we can.”
The Austrian Team Hrinkow Advarics Cycleang from Steyr was founded in 2015. Founder and Manager of the team Alexander Hrinkow created his own bike label Hrinkow-Bikes 28 years ago. His son Dominik Hrinkow is a professional cyclist of the team and manager of it as well. The team consits of 11 riders at the moment.
One word of the team name Hrinkow Advarics Cycleang was created of two words: cycling and clean = cycleang. This is caused by the environment friendly approach of the team: the team cars are equipped with Eco-Drive that reduces the fuel consumption by 10 to 15 percent. The chain oil and bidons are addionally biodegradable and underline their sustainable intention.
From the beginning the whole team relies on high performance sportswear created by X-BIONIC® and X-SOCKS® during training sessions and races, rider Dominik Hrinkow mentioned about it:
“Our products from X-BIONIC® and X-SOCKS® are perfect for me as a road biker. During spring when it’s still quite cold outside I wear the Energizer Shirt under my team shirt to keep me warm during training and races. The shirt is also very well for my warmups before a race, the whole functionality of it makes a very good job. The functions of the X-SOCKS® Biking Pro convinced me as well: they fit perfectly and complete our equipment.”
On Saturday last weekend we organised the third X-PerienceDay 2015 here in Wollerau and met a lot of nice people. Our guests came from Germany and Switzerland to join us for the last possible cross country skiing weekend this spring at the track in Studen. The skiing conditions were perfect there and the sun was shining during the whole event.
Before we went to Studen we introduced our company and the latest developments to our fans. Chief designer Mathias explained in a workshop, how the high-technology X-BIONIC® products are created. After these interesting insights everyone received his personal test set and we started towards Studen.
In Studen every participant prepared for the skiing part and we met at our booth area near the track and Laurent took a group photo there before we started skiing. Every participant went his own speed and some of our guests completed up to 25 kilometers in the estimated test time of 90 minutes. After the skiing part we went back to our office and enjoyed the well-deserved pizza.
X-BIONIC® has become the Official Partner of the leading Spanish Motorcycle Tour specialist Hispania Tours. As part of the cooperation Hispania Tours organizes a fascinating 14-day X-BIONIC®-Tour all the way from Andalusia to the North African Atlas Mountain Region in Morocco and back again to the Iberian peninsula. The longest and most challenging tour in their tour-portfolio with daily trips reaching up to 480 km distance.
We provide all riders with highly functional test equipment to meet all the physical and climatic challenges throughout the trip. The groups travel under very different weather conditions ranging from high mountains to dusty deserts during these adventures…and not to forget the sometimes rough road conditions that need to be overcome!
X-BIONIC® has developed motorcycle specific products for such difficult and long lasting trips under difficult conditions. Tour guide Johannes just touched base with us and shared his experience with X-BIONIC® motorcycle products with us.
With every ridden kilometer I liked my high advanced underwear more and more, and I really do not want to ride anymore without wearing it. Even in rain and cold, or with high temperatures I did feel good protected and comfortable in the X-BIONIC® underwear.
The X-BIONIC® Morocco tour at a glance
The trip lasts 15 days with start and finish in Malaga/Spain:
“The motorcycle tour takes us from the Mediterranean Sea along the fantastic beaches of the Atlantic coastline to Marrakech. Over the mountain ranges of the ‘High Atlas’, past the canyons of Todra and Dades we encounter Morocco’s largest sand dune region, the Erg Chebbi.
We will spend two days in the sand dunes, just enough time to explore the secrets of the desert. Leaving the desert behind us, we cross the ‘Middle Atlas’ and head via Midelt and Fes to Chefchaouen. In Ceuta we leave the African continent and return to the starting point of our journey.”
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Next tour dates: 14 Mar – 28 Mar 2015 | 24 Oct – 07 Nov 2015
Start/Finish: Malaga Duration: 15 days, 13 days riding Total distance: Approx. 3,200 km Tour character: Mountain & panoramic roads (asphalt) Accommodation: first class 3* to 5* hotels Highlights: Marrakesh, Sahara Desert, High Atlas, Dades Valley, Fez
“We just came back of the Morocco tour. It was a wonderful experience, the roads, the landscape in one word fantastic! Also the team the organisation very professional. Thanks very much for the nice bike holiday.”