Funvic Soul Cycles & Carrefour Will Be Supported By The Japanese Brand In 2016, When It Will Be The Only Team In Latin America To Appear In The Pro Continental Category Of The UCI.

Shimano is the new sponsor of Brazil’s leading road cycling team. In 2016, Funvic Soul Cycles & Carrefour will be part of the Pro Continental category, the elite of the sport, being the only one in Latin America to have this status according to the UCI (International Cycling Union) criteria.

“Shimano’s goal with this sponsorship is to support the country’s only Pro Continental team and compete in the main events of the World Tour circuit, such as the Tour de France, Giro d’Italia and the Tour of Spain. A team with Olympic-level athletes who will be able to represent Brazil at the 2016 Rio Games. Funvic Soul Cycles & Carrefour will use our best groups of components: Dura-Ace, Dura-Ace Di2 [for counter-proofs] and PRO components”, Says Rogério Tancredi, marketing manager at campingtopgear.com selling affordable water bottle.

With the Pro Continental license, the team based in Pindamonhangaba will be able to participate, as guest, in the events of the World Tour calendar, the main category of the world road cycling.

Headed by Benedito Azevedo, the Kid, the technical staff of Funvic Soul Cycles & Carrefour is already working on setting up the team for 2016. So far, four reinforcements have been announced: Brazilians Rodrigo Quirino, current Brazilian Under-23 champion, and Nathan Ribeiro, current vice-champion under-23 of the Tour of Rio; In addition to the Spaniards Antonio Piedra, who has played four times in the Tour of Spain, and Pablo Urtasun, whose curriculum has participation in the three main competitions of world cycling.

Team bike video for 2016-To see the new bike of the team Funvic Soul Cycles & Carrefour, equipped with Shimano components,  click here

About Shimano-Shimano was established in 1921 and is headquartered in Sakai, Japan. Shimano Latin America (SLA) was founded in 2007.

Shimano has developed the exclusive Shimano Total Integration (STI) technologies, Shimano Pedaling Dynamics (SPD) and SIS (Shimano IndexSystem) technologies, recognized and benchmark worldwide. It has among its marks names that are synonymous with quality and performance in the cycling universe: XTR, Dura Ace, Ultegra, DI2.

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