At RBA we think racing is a good thing so when we see new events, and better still, new teams come to the fore, we get excited. Team Q36.5 is the latest team we’ve heard about and they definitely standout with stated goals that go beyond race wins. With former Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali acting as the team’s technical adviser, the Swiss based team will represent title sponsor Q36.5 clothing and Scott bikes.
TEAM Q36.5 ARRIVES
The Q36.5 PRO CYCLING TEAM has presented its mission, squad and racing kit at the Kongresshaus in Zurich. The squad of 24 riders, managed by Doug Ryder and with Vincenzo Nibali as technical advisor, offers an exciting blend of youth and experience, with 13 nationalities represented. The 2023 jersey of the Swiss-registered UCI ProTeam by Q36.5 was unveiled as well as key partnerships, namely SCOTT, the official bike supplier, Breitling, UBS and Mercedes.
Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team presents itself as a different team. And this is its mission, which is a true statement of intent: #RacingTheFuture
We’re pro athletes, cycling fanatics and innovative minds, united in our passion for the sport and eager to be #RacingTheFuture. We believe that cycling ignites progress and positive change and paves the way for people and performance to move forward.
We’re a laboratory for innovation, a vehicle for change, and a springboard for talents – we’re Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team, a team that races for more than just winning. We race to change the future through the power of the peloton.
Q36.5 is proud sponsor and technical garment provider of the Team. The official Pro Team Cycling kit features Q36.5’s most advanced RaceWear pieces: the signature R2 Jersey and Gregarius Ultra Bib Shorts. Handcrafted in Italy with award-winning fabrics and technologies, they reflect our vision of #RacingTheFuture and are designed for the demands of the professional peloton, meeting the highest standards of fit, performance and durability.
“As a team, we’re racing to define the future of cycling. Innovation and progress drive us to challenge the norm, to think beyond the existing. We test, we learn and re-invent. The team is our testing ground for a new generation of RaceWear, so that together, we can bring cycling performance to the next level.” Luigi Bergamo, CEO of Q36.5 & President of the Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team states.
Q36.5’s RaceWear is entirely manufactured with Italian fabrics and hand-crafted within a 350 km radius from its Bolzano headquarters in Italy. The Pro Team Bibs are made from 100% recycled yarns whilst the Jersey is produced using 70% recycled yarns. All garments are entirely PFC free, made to last and underline our shared commitment for a more sustainable sport.
THE TEAM KIT DESIGN
The visual elements of the team kit are inspired by the brand’s Body Mapping studies and experiments, where they analyze the heat and sweat zones of the rider. The heat sensors in lime are used during this research & data collection process.
Q36.5’s innovation and technology work towards maintaining the optimal body temperature of 36.5C at all times. Every single product is designed to achieve this goal: all-year-round, in all weather conditions, during all training intensities: With Q36.5 gear, a rider’s body temperature is guaranteed to stay at its optimal level.
“We’ve developed the next generation of highly technical, sustainable and absolutely functional Race Wear to be tried and tested by our pro athletes during the toughest conditions. The core focus is to maximize performance through sustainable innovations and push the boundaries through radical product development.”
– Luigi Bergamo, CEO Q36.5 & President of the Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team
R2 Pro Team Jersey
The Q36.5 Pro Team Jersey is based on our R2 model, one of the most advanced jerseys in their collection, thanks to its exceptional functionality.
Obsessively designed by studying body mapping and aerodynamic research, this jersey is characterized by combining 4 proprietary fabrics & 11 patterns strategically placed to ensure maximum performance.
Highly breathable with an aerodynamic race fit, the jersey is also sustainably produced using 70% recycled materials. The attention to details sets it apart with significant features like raw cut sleeves and hidden pockets for improved aero performance and comfort.
Gregarius Ultra Pro Team Bibs
The Gregarius Ultra Pro Team Bibs are the ultimate RaceWear bibs – sporting the brand’s new SM Anatomic chamois and new sartorial construction. Made from 100% recycled material they are the most sustainable bib shorts of the Q36.5 collection, pushing the boundaries of sustainable innovation by using the new UF Knit44 ECO yarn. Featuring the Super Moulded Chamois, Q36.5 proprietary ergonomic cut, leg-band finishing and tabular strap construction – these bibs are meant for racing.
The 2023 Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team riders:
Matteo Moschetti – ITA
Negasi Haylu Abreha – ETH
Matteo Badilatti – SUI
Jack Bauer – NZL
Gianluca Brambilla – ITA
Walter Calzoni – ITA
Marcel Camprubi Pijuan – ESP
Fabio Christen – SUI
Filippo Colombo – SUI
Filippo Conca – ITA
Corey Davis – USA
Tom Devriendt – BEL
Mark Donovan- GBR
Alessandro Fedeli – ITA
Carl Fredrik Hagen – NOR
Damien Howson – AUS
Tobias Ludvigsson – SWE
Cyrus Monk – AUS
Nicolo’ Parisini – ITA
Antonio Puppio – ITA
Joseph Rosskopf – USA
Szymon Sajnok – POL
Nickolas Zukowsky – CAN
Kamil Malecki – POL
The Italian technical cycling apparel brand Q36.5, co-founded by Luigi Bergamo and Sabrina Emmasi, was born in 2013. Since its inception, Q36.5 has been distinguished by using high-tech fabrics aimed at facilitating athletes’ thermoregulation in situations of extreme exertion in all environmental conditions, even the most difficult. The brand’s name derives from this mission: Q as in Latin quaerere meaning ”research”, and 36.5, the ideal temperature in degrees Celsius of a healthy body. In 2021, Q36.5 also launched its first cycling shoe, the UNIQUE SHOES™ – the world’s first body-mapped shoe, already worn by several professional athletes and appreciated for its comfortable fit combined with its efficient Watt transmission.