Last weekend the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships 2015 in Vail-Beaver Creek, Colorado closed with outstanding results for the teams and athletes sponsored by X-BIONIC®. Four national teams were officially equipped with our high-tech wear and were fighting for the titles: Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia and Russia.
All our supported athletes earned top positions in different disciplines with 27 top ten results overall. Especially the downhill World Champion titles of Patrick Kueng (Swiss Ski) and Tina Maze (Sloski). The Slovenian skiing champion also won the Gold Medal at the Alpine combined race and the super-G Silver Medal. The Swiss athletes Lara Gut and Beat Feuz also earned the Bronze Medal in the downhill championships.
Last Friday we organized our first track cycling event at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, it was the second X-PerienceDay in 2015. We had lots of applications for this workshop and our guests traveled lots of kilometers to join us there: they came from Switzerland, France and Germany. It was the first time to cycle that way for almost everyone of us and we were excited about the upcoming hours.
After a short introduction we split the group in two parts because we had two session slots at the track. While the first group got their track cycling workshop, the other one got a short product overview from our development department. Before the workshop started we equipped everyone with an X-BIONIC® for Automobili Lamborghini Huracán respectively The Trick® biking set and the X-SOCKS® Biking Pro, which were a gift for each participant.
During the track cycling workshop our instructors teached us the basics of this amazing sport step by step. The hardest thing at the beginning was to stay on the track inside the curve because it seamed to be really steep to us newbies. But after some rounds and further instructions every participant was able to ride at the highest point inside the curve. We really enjoyed our rides there and were happy with the instructive workshop. We also want to send a special thanks to our track instructors there, you were really great! The event video will be published soon, stay tuned and follow our blog to see it first!
The ISPO 2015 was another big success for us: lots of visitors came to X-BIONIC® and were interested in our new products. Our 2015 booth design there was one of a kind and everybody was really amazed about it. A lot of people stood outside and tried to enter the stand and our booth crew had to manage the huge crowd. But this is the “usual” rush when we exhibit on a fair, so we were well prepared this year again.
Two of our new highlights at this years exhibition were the upcoming X-BIONIC® for Automobili Lamborghini products and the new APANI® MERINO by X-BIONIC® collection. Below our booth gallery you can find a preview of all our new products we presented in Munich, you will find them soon at our catalogue page too.
In our gallery you can see the best moments from the ISPO and give some little insights to our daily business there. The next big fair for us in Europe will be the Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, we are looking forward to see you there this year!
Click here to read the original post about the project from last year
Four guys from Riga started an outstanding project: they cycle from Lattvia´s capitol to the Olympic games in Sochi. They started on January 21st and planned the arrival for the 7th of February, the day the Olympic Games begin. The hardest thing during this 2800 kilometers long ride is their fight against the winter conditions. They have to ride through five countries and about 165 kilometers per day to reach Sochi on the planned date.
Janis, the guy who is one of the organizer of this trip, told us about about the unusual bike tour:
“To make this not only adventure project, we thought making something good. And what’s more good than helping children. To encourage our followers make donations for renovating Children’s Hospital’s Hemato-oncology ward. Also guys will work as messengers. In special boxes mounted on bikes, they will deliver children drawings and good wishes to our Olympians.”
This aim makes the four guys really sympathic and we wish them all the best for this adventure. Janus also told us, that the team truts in X-BIONIC® and X-SOCKS®, so they easily decided to wear our products during the ride – that sounds great too! Watch their nice trailer:
You can stay updated through their web site or social media, find more information in the box below. They also put a live tracker online, so everybody can see, where they actually are.
Last Saturday our first X-PERIENCE DAY in 2015 took place at our headquarter in Wollerau. 22 happy X-BIONIC® fans joined the first event of our new test series this year. We had a relaxed meet and greet in the morning with some delicious snacks, coffee and tea. Our visitors also got exclusive insights to our development department and the new X-BIONIC® for Automobili Lamborghini collection. Every participant received an X-BIONIC® cross country skiing test set consisting of a Cross Country Spherewind Jacket, Cross Country Pants and the new designed Accumulator® EVO shirt & pants. They also received a nice gift: a pair of Cross Country socks and a voucher for our online shop.
After the introduction in Wollerau we went to Einsiedeln and started our tour at the Schwedentritt, this is a cross-country skiing trail in the near of our office. We split in smaller groups and had a lot of fun there although not everyone was familiar with this sport. Everybody was skiing his own speed and returned to the starting point near the Kloster Einsiedeln. Some of the participants completed 25 kilometers during the skiing session that lasted about two hours. Our test team was happy with the X-BIONIC® cross country set and was looking forward to receive a delicious pizza in our office where we returned after the skiing part. Now have a look at our event gallery:
If you want to test our cross country equipment too, then apply now for the next cross country skiing test event at the 14th of March in Studen (near Einsiedeln) at the X-PERIENCE DAYS event page.