Vittoria’s buyout of handmade tubular specialist A. Dugast alerts each their continued improvement of traditional supple tire building, and a brand new capability to fabricate premium restricted version tires in Europe. That first particular tire seems to be set to be a Vittoria x Dugast L’Eroica tubular, handmade in Holland and destined to be ridden glued as much as a retro traditional bike ridden in one of many well-liked Eroica sequence occasions…
Vittoria buys Dutch handmade tubular tire maker A. Dugast
In one other replace that tubular street tires aren’t truly useless, the Vittoria Group appears to have purchased up A. Dugast largely to deliver onboard their experience in manufacturing the premium cotton and silk tubulars favored by many professional street, cyclocross, and monitor cyclists, together with a protracted checklist of World Champions in a number of disciplines.
Collectively, Vittoria says they intend to “reinforce the event and manufacturing capabilities of each bicycle tire manufacturers, constructing on the revolutionary know-how and shared international manufacturing capacities.”
Richard Plugge, Common Supervisor of the Jumbo-Visma Staff, commented on the information: “Now we have labored exceptionally with each A. Dugast and Vittoria for a few years and have at all times been capable of rely on their wonderful merchandise. Their assist for our riders has by no means been missing. This yr alone, athletes like Wout Van Aert and Marianne Vos have received many cyclocross and street races utilizing each manufacturers’ cotton tires. We’re completely happy that Dutch biking excellence can develop inside a global group. “
The Alpecin-Fenix workforce additionally makes use of each Vittoria and A. Dugast tires, which absolutely satisfies all of the riders of the workforce, together with Mathieu Van Der Poel. They commented: “We’re extraordinarily glad with Vittoria’s assist. Because of their flexibility, Vittoria cotton carcasses supply distinctive rolling which permits runners to make use of all their energy within the longest races and as much as the ultimate dash. With the cotton tires, we now have already achieved 10 victories this season. Our athletes engaged in cyclocross throughout the winter efficiently use A. Dugast tires. The mixture of those profitable manufacturers will assist enhance efficiency all through biking.“
What which means is that Vittoria will assist extra Dutch handmade manufacturing. They plan to push a few of their most premium, top-tier manufacturing to the Netherlands. And so they additionally hope to adapt a few of Dugast’s strategies to their present improvement in Italy and manufacturing amenities in Thailand. The Dugast workshop may also assist the bigger Vittoria mum or dad firm work on extra analysis and sustainable product improvement.
New route for Vittoria x Dugast, and restricted version L’Eroica tubular tires
A. Dugast will proceed to function with the identical workers & administration, and Vittoria hopes so as to add their very own new restricted version merchandise to the Dugast manufacturing unit quickly. First up is anticipated to be a presumably giant quantity L’Eroica tubular, handmade in restricted numbers within the Netherlands, each to rejoice the acquisition of Dugast and Vittoria’s latest assist of the Eroica novice sequence as an entire.
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