Following a successful four-year partnership, KALAS Sportwear and British Cycling have committed to a further four-year collaboration. The Czech based custom cycle wear specialists will continue as the Official Sportswear Supplier to British Cycling and the Great Britain Cycling Team until the end of 2024.
British Cycling Performance Director Stephen Park said: “When it comes to performance, our on-bike clothing supplier is important to the success of the Great Britain Cycling Team. To be the world’s best we must be at the cutting edge of innovation. We have developed a close working relationship with Kalas and together we have some very exciting on-bike clothing plans which will improve aerodynamic performance and help make our riders go faster on the bike.”
Kalas Director Josef Filip said: “In British Cycling we have found a fantastic partner to work with. Together, we have an incredible combined knowledge and expertise in the development of high-performance cycle wear. British Cycling support world class athletes which includes an unrivalled amount of track and wind tunnel testing data. Kalas have developed a state-of-the-art production facility. Together we have the combined ability to quickly innovate like never before. Our ambition is to pass on the opportunity of experiencing the benefits of enhanced comfort and performance to all our customers.”
Work commences immediately on the first of a series of development projects with the Great Britain Cycling Team. This will see a focus on enhanced aerodynamic performance, a new rider measurement methodology, and testing of new fabric combinations and construction methods.