2XU have been appointed as Official Compression Partner to the Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team.

Compression specialists 2XU have announced their appointment as the Official Compression Partner to the Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team. They stated:

2XU, Australia’s leading technical sports and Compression apparel brand, continues its power charge into elite cycling. Appointed the Official Compression Partner to the GreenEDGE Cycling and BMC Racing Teams earlier this year, 2XU Compression has now been nominated the exclusive Partner of acclaimed UCI-registered ProTeam, Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team.

The comprehensive Agreement will see 2XU’s highly acclaimed Compression apparel worn by all Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team athletes, including the highly acclaimed 2012 Paris-Roubaix and three-time Ronde Van Vlaanderen Champion Tom ‘Tornado’ Boonen, American Levi Leipheimer, sprint genius Gerald Ciolek, and French Champion Sylvain Chavanel.

All cyclists will wear 2XU Compression for training and recovery to enjoy critical physiological benefits including improved circulation, heightened agility and reduced muscle fatigue and damage. 

Helge Riepenhof, Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Team Doctor, said “To enhance the recovery process and develop muscle growth in training, compression of the body during and after exercise of varying intensity is essential.

“Offering the latest innovations in compression, 2XU garments provide our riders with essential protection for muscles during all kinds of training.  Furthermore, 2XU Compression enhances our riders’ recovery process during stage races, or after hard one-day races, thanks to its ability to speed athlete metabolisms and keep muscles in optimum condition.”

2XU Director of Sales and Marketing, Aidan Clarke, is also thrilled with the new partnership.

“Working with world-class athletes and Teams of Omega Pharma – Quick-Step’s calibre is integral to our brand’s high performance formula,” said Clarke. 

“The Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team is driven by an overwhelming passion for innovation and excellence; powerful sentiments echoed by the 2XU brand. 

With our mission to multiply human performance, this next World Team partnership promises unlimited opportunities for both brands; now and long into the future.”

With its strong European following, the Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team is a logical ally for 2XU, whose brand presence across the northern hemisphere is slated for rapid growth in 2012. 

As the existing official supplier of Compression to the Australian Institute of Sport, Rowing Australia, Triathlon New Zealand, international triathlon powerhouse teamTBB, GreenEDGE Cycling, the BMC Racing Team and UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team amongst many others, formal alliance with the Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team marks an intelligent sponsorship for 2XU. 

Thanks to its relentless commitment to engineering world-class garments from fabrics delivering tangible benefits to the wearer, 2XU sets the benchmark in high performance compression.  Ongoing testing, research and consultation with professional sporting bodies of such caliber as Omega Pharma – Quick-Step Cycling Team are key to the brand’s winning formula.

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