We are proud to announce that Daniele Bennati has joined the Q36.5 Veloce Club.
Bennati is a former Italian road cyclist, who rode in the pro peloton from 2002 to 2019. He has many career accolades including winning the Giro del Piemonte twice, three stages of the Giro d’Italia, two stages of the Tour de France and six of the Vuelta a España.
We welcome him not only as riding mate, but also as a valuable asset to our R&D team. We’re at the starting line together, ready to ride forward and conquer new adventures!
Read our interview with Daniele.
Luigi and I have known each other for many years and, even though we never had the opportunity to work together, there has always been a lot of mutual respect. That is why I’m very pleased to have become part of this family and participate first hand in the Q36.5 project.
I’m very happy and excited about this new venture. I share and appreciate very much the vision of Q36.5 with regards to sustainability of materials and am amazed at the excellent overall quality of their garments and shoes.
In recent months I have had the opportunity to try many garments. The high quality feel of the pieces when I picked them up and the truly unique comfort I felt when I put them on convinced me from the start. I tested the Winter Collection in rather adverse conditions and was won over. I am looking forward to test the Summer Collection now that the weather is better, I have no doubt that it will also be excellent.
As for the new Unique Shoes, I think they are really a cutting-edge product. As soon as I tried them, I felt that they were extremely comfortable and, at the same time, very performance oriented.
I hope to be able to give valuable feedback to the Q36.5 team to help continue to perfect this new product.
At the moment I’m getting ready to leave for the 2021 Giro d’Italia, where I will once again be a commentator on the Rai Sport program “Processo alla Tappa“, discussing and analyzing the various stages of the Giro d’Italia.
I will not only be keeping a sharp eye on the favorites but I also expect some surprise action from some of the younger riders.
It’s a great experience, certainly something totally different than racing.
As we approach this Giro certainly the favorites are Bernal and Nibali but, as we saw last year, there could be some surprises.
There’s Evenepoel who’s coming back after his terrible crash at the Giro di Lombardia. We’re all curious to see his condition and if he is fit enough to fight for the final classification. Also, keep an eye on his teammate Almeida who was the big surprise of the Giro d’Italia last year. As for the Italian cyclists, we expect Vincenzo Nibali to be a top contender but we are also curious to see what his teammate Ciccone will do. There are many other young hopefuls like Fausto Masnada and Diego Ulissi, who has shown that the Giro d’Italia is particularly close to his heart, so he may be able to win some stages this year as well. Of course, we all hope to see a very competitive Peter Sagan who puts on a show like no one else. Let’s not forget the sprinters like Viviani and Giacomo Nizzolo, two Italians who will surely entertain us.
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