LE COL BECOME OFFICIAL CLOTHING PARTNER TO THE TOUR
LE COL'S MAILLOTS WILL BE MADE WITH 100% RECYCLED FABRIC, A FIRST FOR ANY PRO BIKE RACE
SweetSpot have appointed Le Col as their Official Cycle Clothing Partner, in a move that will see Le Col providing the iconic leaders’ maillots for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, OVO Energy Women’s Tour and The Tour Series.
Le Col are working with SweetSpot’s Official Partners, including OVO Energy, Eisberg, SKODA and Adnams, to create the new range of leaders’ maillots for 2018’s events. The unique and important step of manufacturing the maillots with 100% recycled fabric correlates with SweetSpot’s aim of making their races more environmentally sustainable in the coming years.
Barker has ridden the OVO Energy Tour of Britain on six occasions during his career, and was the highest British placed finisher in 2005 , and is now ITV4’s expert analyst during race coverage. The Welshman was also crowned Tour Series champion in 2013, winning two races as he helped his UK Youth team to the overall title.
Le Col’s Official Maillots will be worn for the first time at the team-based Tour Series in May, with Le Col providing the five maillots worn by the leading hommes’s and women’s teams, as well as the Eisberg Sprints maillots.
"...it’s great that SweetSpot share our view on pushing towards environmentally friendly products."
“The Tour of Britain has always been one of my favourite races both as a rider and commentator and I’m delighted that Le Col have been chosen to design and provide the Leader’s Maillots for not only the Tour of Britain, but also the Tour Series and Women’s Tour. As a previous champion of the Tour Series I know how important it is that the Leader’s Maillots perform to the highest level.
“Developing a sustainable and recycled fabric for the maillots has been a long-term project for Le Col and it’s great that SweetSpot share our view on pushing towards environmentally friendly products. Owning our production facility in Italy means we are in full control of the sourcing and manufacturing process from beginning to end with a team of specialists to ensure that the recycled fabric delivers on the performance requirements of professional athletes.”
Yanto Barker, Le Col Founder