Wilier Triestina Sponsors SmartStop Mountain Khakis Cycling Team for 2013

By Community | January 4, 2013

Wilier Triestina has agreed a deal to sponsor SmartStop Mountain Khakis UCI Continental men’s team in 2013 keeping the Italian bicycle maker US support intact.

Wilier had planned to support Team Exergy, but that team’s title sponsor announced in late November that it would no longer fund the squad.

“It was disappointing that the Exergy team dissolved late in 2012, as we had just come on as the bike sponsor,” said Wilier USA President, Angelo Cilli. “However, this ended up being a blessing in disguise when the opportunity arose to work with the Smart Stop p/b Mountain Khakis team, as they are a consistently top–level US program.”

“There was no way we could pass up the chance to work with riders like two-time Olympian Bobby Lea, Jackie Simes, the inimitable Adam Myerson and Canadian Crit Champion, Ben Chaddock. We expect 2013 to be a great season, and are proud to support these riders and their teammates.”

The Mountain Khakis team rode Ridley bicycles in 2012.