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Special Edition LaVuelta Jersey for Aqua Blue Sport

10/08/2017

Press Release from Aqua Blue Sport

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Special edition La Vuelta jersey for Aqua Blue Sport

The blue and gold of Aqua Blue Sport has become an iconic jersey in the peloton but there is a change in store for our first Grand Tour.

With just days before the first stage of the La Vuelta a Espana Aqua Blue Sport announce that the team will have a one off special jersey for the event. At the start of the great race in the French town of Nimes on August 19 the blue and gold will be replaced by a stunning white and gold ensemble.

The white jersey will be a beacon in the peloton and will be complimented by our Saint Patrick’s deep blue shorts.

The jersey retains the team’s Irish influence with a golden shamrock and inside the collar an Irish tricolour with the words “La Vuelta 2017”.

Aqua Blue Sport General Manager, Stephen Moore, said that the jersey change is the team’s tribute to the La Vuelta for inviting the team.

He said: “We are all incredibly honoured to be taking part in La Vuelta and to mark the occasion we have decided to make a one off white jersey. Our gold chevron, so visible in this year’s peloton, will remain an integral part of our jersey and the blue will be there in the shorts. With the bright reflective quality of the white there is also the added benefit for the riders to deal with the high heat of Spain in August. We are really looking forward to showing our new colours and don’t worry the blue and gold will be back for the rest of the season.”

Tatjana Verbeek, of Vermarc Sport, said the company put their best designers on the job to make the special edition jersey.

She said: “Vermarc Sport is very proud to be a partner of Aqua Blue Sport. We were delighted when we got the news that the team has been invited to the Vuelta this year. Therefore we created a special white jersey with an ultra-light fabric. We cannot wait until Saturday to see the team perform in their new outfit.”

Notes for Editors

The fruit of a long-term vision to compete on the highest stage of world sport with a team based on a unique, self-sustained funding model, Aqua Blue Sport is Ireland’s first UCI Professional Continental cycling team and online marketplace, launched in January 2017. Founded by Irishman Rick Delaney, Aqua Blue Sport features a 16-strong rider roster supported by www.aquabluesport.com, a multi-retailer online marketplace for all things pedal-powered.

The Aqua Blue Sport riders are supported by a top-tier backroom staff of sporting directors, high-performance coaches and race support personnel. With guaranteed financial backing for four years and rolling two-year contracts for riders, the mission is to create a rewarding team culture with athlete welfare firmly at its heart.

Having already notched considerable success in its maiden season – including a prestigious invite to the 2017 Vuelta a España, a stunning Tour de Suisse stage win for US rider Larry Warbasse and an overall win for Austrian rider Stefan Denifl at the Österreich-Rundfahrt Tour of Austria – Aqua Blue Sport is firmly on track to achieve its ultimate goals: WorldTour status, participation in the Tour de France and success for www.aquabluesport.com.

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For media enquiries, contact:

Niall O'Connor

+353851632474

niall@aquabluesport.com

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