Castelli has announced its new partnership with pro triathlete and two-time IRONMAN World Champion Patrick Lange. According to the company, the sponsorship is ‘further evidence of the Italian brand’s dedication to making clothing that provides a competitive advantage for top multi-sport athletes.’
The Austrian based German will be joining Castelli’s triathlon roster including Mirinda Carfrae, Laura Philipp, Cameron Wurf, Frederik Van Lierde, Tim O’Donnell and the Raelert brothers.
“I am delighted to start my partnership with Castelli, a brand with a long-term experience in cycling and triathlon, something that can be felt in every piece of clothing, providing comfort, functionality, industry leading performance and unmatched design,” said Patrick Lange.
Lange will have access to the full Castelli triathlon collection and will be using the all-new PR Speed Suit, that has been adapted to his specific requirements, in most of his races.
Steve Smith, Brand Manager at Castelli, said “We’ve already achieved remarkable results with lots of our athletes including numerous world championship titles and prestigious triathlon classics.
“Our athletes provide us with valuable feedback, which we use to continuously improve our products. Most of them end up in our triathlon collection and help every triathlete to be faster and more comfortable. The collaboration with the current Kona champion is extremely challenging for us and we believe that we can help him become even faster. We are looking forward to a successful cooperation.”
Patrick Lange has been testing Castelli clothing since the beginning of the year and debuted his Castelli race suit at IRONMAN 70.3 Vietnam. As well as racing in Castelli’s triathlon apparel, he will also be supplied with customized cycling clothing for training.
After his Asian trip in Vietnam, the German will return to Europe to focus on his next main goals IRONMAN Germany (Frankfurt) and the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in Nice, France.