Vittoria and Polti Kometa continue their journey to success together

Vittoria and Polti Kometa continue their journey to success together

Vittoria extends its partnership with Polti Kometa team into 2024. For the eighth consecutive year, Vittoria will outfit Polti Kometa's AURUM bicycles with its premium Corsa tires, continuing a collaboration that has spanned over seven years. Vittoria's skilled technicians and Polti Kometa's mechanics will join forces to ensure riders experience optimal performance and the best possible riding experience.

Vittoria is excited to continue the collaboration with Polti Kometa team throughout 2024, a successful partnership dating back to the team’s inception. In conjunction with the team, Vittoria will continue to support rider development and growth through its products and personnel.

Polti Kometa will once again embark on "The Ride Ahead" with Vittoria, encapsulating values such as courage, curiosity, and optimism in both human and athletic realms. The partnership also emphasizes innovation, sustainability, and technical excellence in the features and functionality of Vittoria’s products.

Throughout 2024, Vittoria will provide unwavering support to the Pro Tour team’s mechanics and riders across all races. Polti Kometa is gearing up for a competitive year, with new additions strengthening the team’s line-up.

In this season, Fundacion Contador's ProTeam is 20 riders strong: almost half of them are Italian and the overall average age is 25. From the experience of Maestri, Garosio, new signings Fabbro and colombian Restrepo, up to the youth of neo-pro De Cassan and home-grown talents such as Piganzoli and spanish Tercero and Muñoz. A good mix, ready to showcase its value throughout a multi-continent calendar: a lot of Europe, especially Italy (e.g. Laigueglia and Tour of the Alps, waiting for Giro's and other World Tour races' wild-cards) and Spain (Valenciana, Andalucia, GP Indurain…) as well as France (Limousin and more), Belgium, Netherlands, Slovenia, Hungary, Croatia and Turkey; but also trips to Africa (Rwanda) and Asia (Taiwan, Qinghai Lake).

Ivan Moya, Polti Kometa Mechanic Manager: “The incoming season comes with the Vittoria's tubeless. We will race with 28 mm and 30 mm widths for the roads race and 26 mm and 28 mm for the time trial. We have a lot of confidence in Vittoria. Their product's performance is exceptional, in the wet they are the best tyres, they provide many guarantees. The riders are happy and are very safe knowing that they have the best tyres on the market”.

Vanessa ten Hoff, Vittoria Chief Marketing & Innovation Officer: “We are proud to continue our long-lasting collaboration with Polti Kometa. As their trusted tire partner, we will support them to get the best performance out of Vittoria’s tubeless tires. We wish all the riders a year full of successes”.

Polti kometa vittoria corsa pro

The full Vittoria Corsa range at Polti Kometa’s disposal

The team will rely on the Vittoria Corsa PRO, representing the pinnacle of evolution in World Tour and Pro Tour riders' tire preferences. These tires, which dominated the 2023 season with victories in 59 tour stages and 14 one-day races, resulting in 8 GC wins, boast a supple and flexible cotton casing, along with a graphene and silica rubber compound optimized for the lowest possible rolling resistance.

Polti Kometa will choose the Corsa PRO Control for tackling the most extreme weather and road conditions, and Corsa PRO Speed for time trials. In training sessions, the athletes will ride on Corsa N.EXT tubeless-ready 28mm tires, benefitting from high cornering grip, low rolling resistance, and the ultra-durable construction of a reliable daily workhorse.