Castelli extends successful partnership with Frederik Van Lierde for another three seasons
(7 October 2015, Fonzaso, IT) Castelli is proud to announce the contract renewal with Belgian top triathlete Frederik Van Lierde. The leading triathlon apparel manufacturer and Frederik Van Lierde prolong their fruitful collaboration until the end of 2018.
The 2013 Ironman World Champion and multiple Ironman winner has already benefited from the performance advantage of Castelli’s triathlon collection in the past three seasons.
He will have access to the full Castelli Free triathlon collection, form the revolutionary T1:Stealth Top and comfortable Free ITU Suit to the short sleeved Free Sanremo Suit, a true secret weapon and watt saver. With his experience and feedback Van Lierde has played a key role in the product development of the 2016 Free triathlon collection.
“I’ve never worn a better suit in my 13-year pro career. The race suit provides superb aerodynamics and highest comfort for the run.”
“I worked with Castelli over the last three seasons, it’s just amazing and a big honour for me to continue our excellent partnership for another three years.“ Van Lierde said.
„Winning the Ironman World Champion in 2013 wearing the Castelli Free ITU Suit made a big difference for me. The ITU suit is the best and most comfortable option, I’ve never worn a better suit in my 13-year pro career. The seat pad is fantastic. The race suit provides superb aerodynamics and highest comfort for the run. Besides racing I appreciate my Gabba jersey. Living in Belgium often means training in bad weather and the Gabba makes it much easier to deal with foul weather.” Van Lierde pointed out.
Castelli brand manager Steve Smith adds, „We are happy to continue working with a great champion. Both parties share the same passion and professionalism. While we are continuously working to improve the comfort and performance of our products, Frederik is strongly committed to preparing perfectly for his next goals. Castelli considers every little detail like TRI specific seatpad, comfortable leg endings, armholes or pockets, paired with the restless search of saving watts in the wind tunnel. In spite of all the strain, we never lose sight that this sport is fun.“
In 2015, Van Lierde won Ironman South Africa. Next goal is Ironman Kona, where he’ll lead a powerful group of Castelli athletes such as triple Ironman World Champion Mirinda Carfrae, Timothy O’Donnell, Marino Vanhoenacker, Andreas Raelert, Fraser Cartmell and paralympic champion Alex Zanardi.
For further information on Castelli triathlon clothing visit www.castelli-cycling.com/triathlon