Italian cycling apparel brand Santini Cycle Wear has extended its sponsorship of the UCI with the addition of the UCI Women’s WorldTour for two more years until 2020.
Under the deal with the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), Santini is the Official Supplier of the Women’s WorldTour Leader and the Best Young jerseys.
Santini has been an Official Partner of the UCI since 1988 and has supplied the iconic UCI World Champion jerseys since 1994.
UCI president David Lappartient said: “We are happy about Santini’s growing commitment to the development of the UCI Women’s WorldTour, and we are joining forces with our historical partner to increase the profile of professional cyclists and for the growth of cycling as a whole, one of the main commitments of the Agenda 2022.”
Making cycling and the various cycling disciplines more attractive to more people was one of the five core aims of the UCI roadmap Agenda 2022.
The federation aims to support women cycling and the place of women in the cycling family with four action points:
- Consolidate the structure of women’s road cycling
- Strengthen the position of women in governance
- Reinforce the place of women in the cycling family
- Ensure equal access for all to the sport.
Agenda 2022 also required that, from 2019, all employees of UCI women’s teams should sign a code of conduct to raise awareness and increase responsibility around the potential harassment of female riders.