Olympia Factory Team presentation ceremony and interview with rider Jacopo Billi[ssbp]
The Olympia Factory Team presentation ceremony took place at the Olympia Cicli marquee during CosmoBike Show 2019 and it has been decisive to confirm our partnership with the team from Veneto.
Elastic Interface® will be one of the team’s main sponsors again during the upcoming season: all team’s riders, led by Marzio Deho, will be using MTB Trail Men Hybrid chamois.
And it is exactly about this innovative product, specifically designed to improve riders’ performance during long XC Marathon races, that talented athlete Jacopo Billi has given us his opinion in an interview we carried out at the bike show in Verona.
Olympia Factory Team 2019: the team
Let’s start by the big news: starting this season, road racer Elisa Benedet will join the crew to defend the team’s colours; she will be the first woman in the squad after a long time.
She will compete in twelve different Granfondo, a type of events in which she has had good results in the recent past, and possibly some XC races yet to be decided.
For her road bike endeavours, she will be using Road Performance Force Women Hybrid chamois, while on the trails she will wear the MTB Trail Women Hybrid model.
Men’s team will be focussing only on cross-country competitions, mainly Marathon races.
Alongside Marzio Deho, there will be riders the likes of Alessandro Checuz, Jacopo Billi, Andrea Righettini, Giuseppe Dal Grande (fresh Italian Cyclo-cross Master Champion) and Andrea Dei Tos.
Young riders Billi and Righettini will pair up to compete in some of the most prestigious dedicated events that are enjoying an increasing following among the general public, in Italy and around the world.
And, finally, let’s move to the bikes. Our guys will be riding Olympia F1 X full and front-suspension bikes equipped with SRAM XX1 groupset, Fox suspension and Shimano XTR disc brakes. Elisa will instead be on an Olympia Boost machine.