Latexco NV, a Belgian manufacturer of latex foam components for the bedding industry, in collaboration with Italian mattress-maker Manifattura Falomo will provide the racing cyclists of the Tinkoff Saxo Pro Team during the Giro 2014 race with Innergetic mattresses.
During each major cycling event after the Giro, the Innergetic latex mattresses will travel from hotel to hotel with the cycling team.
The objective of this partnership is to promote the mattresses, and their ability to provide optimal recovery each night.
Since 2005, when the Innergetic mattress was first launched, Latexco has linked the brand to good sports performance – for example, it was a co-sponsor of the Omega-Pharma – Quick Step Pro Cycling Team for nine years.
Steven De Jongh, sports manager at Tinkoff Saxo, says: “It is crucial for cyclists to sleep well at night, especially during the most challenging, major cycling tours. That is why we selected Latexco’s Innergetic mattresses. I’ve had very good experience with these mattresses in the past and am pleased to let the Tinkoff Saxo cyclists benefit from them too.”
Manifattura Falomo, which takes care of the mattress finishing, supports the initiative. “Cyclists who participate in the Giro or any other major race really need to rest well each night to appear at the next stage’s start well rested and refreshed. Our company strongly believes that the excellent quality of the Innergetic mattress helps improve the cyclists’ sports performance. We were therefore immediately convinced of the merits of this initiative,” says Carlo Falomo, manager of Manifattura Falomo.