Taking the place, or better said the name of one of the most iconic teams of the last decades, Belkin Pro Cycling is ending a successful first year in the World Tour peloton. After 38 victories in major races, the team’s officials announced the extension of their collaboration with Shimano for the coming 2 years.
Richard Plugge, managing director of Belkin Pro Cycling Team stated that ”our partnership with Shimano is very important. They have been a valuable and loyal partner for more than 15 years. Even when we were in search for a new main sponsor, they gave us all the support, flexibility and time we needed. The Japanese manufacturer is one of the main pillars of our success in 2013. With their top level components and wheels we won many races. And I have all the confidence that we can exceed our 2013 wins next year.”
Hennie Stamsnijder, sport marketing manager Shimano Europe replied that ”we had absolutely no hesitation to extend the partnership with Belkin Pro Cycling Team. Their approach matches our vision, goals and methods perfectly. They are innovative, give valuable feedback and are always pushing to be the best.”