ALÉ, the Italian brand owned by APG S.r.l., which has been producing cycling apparel for over 30 years, is partnering the Etna Marathon and supplying the jerseys for the 2019 edition.
The Etna Marathon, due to take place on 14 September in Sicily, features in the UCI XCM-MS calendar of events. With its 78km of distance and an elevation gain of 2900m, the trail of this long-distance mountain bike race spans the lunar landscapes typical of volcanic areas.
In addition, the course features pine forests, woodlands and the stone quarries of Sicily. Awaiting the athletes of the marathon series circuit there are 17km of a single-track.
Apparel specialist ALÉ notes that it has always focused on visually impactful solutions with bright graphic designs, vibrant colours and uniquely cut garments. Its collections, whether available from the firm’s catalogue or custom-made, seek to ‘stand out from the rest of the group’.
“It is with real pleasure that we announce our partnership with this unique and very special event – as unique and special as ALÉ,” said Alessia Piccolo, CEO of Alé Cycling. “I have in mind a jersey for the Etna Marathon that will reflect this fine race and this amazing land. We shall draw inspiration from its colours! It will symbolize force and passion. Just like the marathon it is dedicated to.”
“It is a great honour to be flanked by such a prestigious brand,” added Maurizio Scalia, President of the ASD Mongibello MTB Team, which organizes the event. “Our race offers an important international showcase and we are delighted that such an important brand as Alé has decided to believe in us. A storied and widely distributed brand like ALÉ can only be seen as a wonderful ally, a partner for our growth strategy.”