Press Release Torpado Surfingshop Team

29. October 2012 23:51

Press Release Torpado Surfingshop Team

Roel Paulissen and Torpado teaming up for a great project

Roel Paulissen and Torpado team up for a great project

In 2013, the strong Belgian mountain biker, twice World Champion Marathon, will be riding for the Italian Torpado Surfingshop team.

Today Roel Paulissen has been welcomed enthusiastically - with the enthusiasm that distinguishes great teams like Torpado Surfingshop! “Heart and sympathy”, those were the ingredients that affected Roel and led him to become part of the Torpado family: “Yes indeed, I’m touched by the sympathy and the enthusiasm of this team, and by the friendship linking me with Yader Zoli and Marco Bui. Furthermore, this is a team acting in a serious and professional way, allowing me to race with easiness and without pressure, which are crucial for me in this comeback. Fundamental is the backing of Yader and his Nearco 27,5er project I’ll support. “

Emanuele Zanaga, head of Torpado, and his staff have celebrated Roel with the delivery of the bikes the Belgian champion will ride in 2013, the Nearco 27,5er and the Ribot 29er together with the team jersey: “The arrival of such a great champion to our team”, Mr. Zanaga emphasizes, “is part of our project of launching the brand Torpado in Europe and of consolidating it in Italy with the new Impudent series fitted with the latest technology.  We’re convinced Roel can contribute a lot to this project as the great champion he is”.

Yader Zoli, advocate of the initiative, is really satisfied with the new collaboration: “I’ve believed in Roel right from the beginning, we were opponents for a long time with loads of respect for each other and this, I’m sure, will lead us to achieve great things together”.

Roel Paulissen will race for Torpado in the Italian major classic races, the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon Series, National and World Championships, the Cape Epic and other big international events, the Roc d’Azur and the Internazionali d’Italia.
We would like to mention that Roel Paulissen won two Marathon World Champion titles in 2008 and 2009, took part in four Olympic Games by finishing in fourth place in Athens 2008, won three World Cups along with numerous podiums, won more times the Roc d’Azur and the Cape Epic twice.

The brand Torpado look back on an ancient history and tradition; founded in Padova (Italy) in 1895, Torpado has been taking part in eleven editions of the Giro d'Italia and gained numerous stage wins. Today Torpado distinguishes itself with a wide range of different kind of bicycles and the expansion on the European market, as well as with its construction accuracy and quality. In the last three years, Torpado has been an official UCI Mountain Bike Team with national and international athletes competing internationally. The athletes are part of the Italian National Team.

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