The renewal of the combination between Androni Giocattoli Sidermec and Bottecchia came just in parallel with Ivan Sosa’s great victory at the Adriatica Ionica Race. The success on the Giau of the young Colombian climber on the saddle of the ever more performing Emme 4 Team of the Cavarzere company is, in short, the best photography to sanction the continuation of a certain winning partnership between the Italian champions and one of the historic Italian brands of bicycles on the international scene.

«It will be the third year with Bottecchia» explains the marketing manager of Androni Giocattoli Sidermec Marco Bellini, who recently closed the agreement for the 2019 season. «There is mutual satisfaction with what has been done» continues Bellini «as well we are satisfied with the excellent work done with the Bottecchia Reparto Corse staff, crowned with a great Giro d’Italia ».  Same enthusiasm for Diego Turato, CEO of the Venetian company: “The 2018, until now, has given us exceptional results of great prestige, as well as great visibility. Only one stage victory at the Giro was missed, which would have been the cherry on the cake of a season so far so beautiful. We are very happy with this partnership ». Bottecchia CEO, then, focuses on the technical aspects related to the Emme 4 Squadra that from the beginning of 2018 is supplied to the team: “We will continue with with further developments on the new frame. Our technical commitment continues to provide the best possible product for riders. The new Emme 4  Squadra already at the first season has given great satisfaction and above all demonstrated great reliability. The goal now is to move forward with a project of an increasingly performing frame. Finally, the great confirmation came from the same athletes who provide more than positive feedback on the bicycle that they use every day in the race and training; this has allowed us to perfect our product to the maximum and achieve very high levels of performance “.

The seal for the extension of the agreement between Androni Giocattoli Sidermec and Bottecchia comes from the team manager of the Italian champions Gianni Savio: «I am pleased that the partnership has been followed just in coincidence of a prestigious success like that of Ivan Sosa of these last days”. Savio, in this regard, is not lacking, as a man of great cycling experience, then to make a beautiful and well-wishing parallel with the past: “I want to underline how Ivan Sosa, who also praised the Emme 4 with his victories. Team, remember me Cacaito Rodriguez, the South American I took in Italy and that in 1994, with a Bottecchia bike, he won one of the queens of the Tour de France, preceding Ugrumov and Pantani ». In short, from history to another story that continues and well: the one between Androni Giocattoli Sidermec and Bottecchia.