Elba Island unveils bike uniforms and programs for 2023 racing season
The 2023 of SCOTT Racing Team XCM started from the island of Elba in early February, where the 4 riders gathered for the Training Camp organized by Team Manager Mario Noris and his staff. Saying goodbye to 3-time Italian XCM champion Juri Ragnoli, the team has strengthened and rejuvenated its group with the addition of two athletes. Confirmed are the two top riders Jacopo Billi and Andrea Siffredi who last year were protagonists with a positive series of results despite some minor physical pit-stops. Alongside them we will see the promising Gioele De Cosmo and Lorenzo Trincheri.
Gioele De Cosmo: The Turinese, born in 1997, comes from the world of ‘XC and in recent years has played in the Wilier Pirelli participating in numerous national and international XC and XCM races, with some outstanding results and appearances in the national team, including victory at the Italian Xco U23 Championship, 5th place at the European U23 Championship and top 10 placings in the Xc U23 World Cup.
Lorenzo Trincheri, born in 2002, is a promising young man and we are sure you will hear about him soon. He lands on the team with a streak of important results including a win at the Hero Dolomites 60 km, a fifth place at the Assietta Legend and a prestigious 11th place at the Roc D’azur Classic.
“The team has new inputs” – declares Ivano Camozzi President of the SCOTT Racing Team – “AWe have tried to focus on young people by including in the team athletes with certain technical characteristics and experience. Every year it is more and more difficult to be competitive, and that is precisely why I take this opportunity to thank all the sponsors and all the partners who allow us to compete at the highest level”
GOALS AND SCHEDULE
The calendar for the long racing season is already confirmed. There are more than 35 RACING events that will see riders engaged in Italy and abroad. Confirmed are the classic marathons at the beginning of the season and the must-do races with Hero, Capoliveri Legend Cup, Dolomiti Superbike and Alta Valtellina Bike Marathon. Big attention to the stops of the newly created XCM World Championship where we will participate with great expectations. The Italian XCM remains a primary goal to be centered and we look forward to the call-ups to the Italian national team.
Mario Noris Team Manager SRT – “The team has great potential and will enable us to face challenges in the best way possible. We will work hard on the technical and mental aspect and I will try to offer all my experience gained in my competitive career and as technical director.”
BIKE & RACE KIT
The team guys will be equipped with the new SCOTT Spark Rc WORLD CUP EVO AXS Scott Racing Team 2023 and the SCOTT Scale Rc World Cup Evo Scott Racing Team 2023. The Spark RC is the perfect mix of carbon engineering, integration and design while the Scale is SCOTT’s new front racing weapon. The Scott Racing Team version is equipped with F.I.R.S.T. BRAKING braking system, ROCK SHOX SID ULTIMATE RD3 AIR 29 120MM fork, ROCK SHOX NUDE 5 RLC3 TRUNNION shock absorber and SYNCROS SILVERTON 1.0S. wheels with 30mm channel. The tires supplied for the 2023 season will be MAXXIS tires.
APPAREL & RACE KIT
For the year 2023 SCOTT Racing Team confirms the strong partners who kept developing and evolving its special uniform in the last four seasons. The synergy between several business entities has resulted in the first sustainable biking uniform, which combines high-tech features of high performance, breathability, comfort on the skin, shape retention and durability, ease of maintenance, style and ergonomics -fundamental qualities for the team – with the values of sustainability.
the shirt has been produced with Sitip recycled fabrics produced with the premium recycled sustainable stretch yarn ROICA™ EF by Asahi Kasei, obtained from pre-consumer materials. In particular two GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified fabrics in recycled polyester were selected: NATIVE-BICIMANIA and NATIVE-PIRATA with Native Sustainable Textiles and Microsense Soft Performance technologies offering maximum comfort on the skin, easy care and best breathability during exercise. An important news is linked to the shorts made from the NATIVE-THUNDERBIKE POWER fabric in recycled polyamide and Asahi Kasei’s ROICA™ EF yarn: designed for high-performance sports, this Sitip fabric is particularly suitable for making cycling pants because of its maximum opacity and UV protection-thanks to Eclipse Sun Protection technology-offering breathability, comfort and fit.
The kit that the team will wear this racing season is the result of teamwork between three partners: the knitwear company Rosti, known for its technical excellence on product and image, the company Sitip, which specializes in the production of stretch and circular fabrics for the sports and urbanwear sectors, and Japan’s Asahi Kasei with its premium stretch fiber ROICA™, internationally recognized for textile innovation.
Isola d’Elba & Capoliveri Legend Cup
The island of Elba feels like home for the SCOTT Racing Team. An increasingly sought-after destination to spend a vacation among villages, trails, nature and the more than 200 beaches overlooking a sea with an extraordinary variety of colors. The Island of Elba is this, but also much more: it is adventure, adrenaline and freedom, thanks to the strong outdoor vocation that has become more and more established in the recent years, making the Pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea a must-see destination for sportsmen and active enthusiasts every season, even in winter, with temperatures of eternal spring. In such a fertile and dynamic context, SCOTT has been laying the groundwork for a year for a 360-degree collaboration with the Island, and the training camp with the team is the highest expression of this. We would like to thank the Capoliveri Legend Cup staff for their hospitality and for the always perfect trails.