Movistar and Endura renew clothing partnership for 2017

Scottish-made kit to be worn by Spanish team for the fourth season in a row

Movistar in the 2016 Vuelta a Espana (Photo: Watson)
(Image credit: Watson)

After winning the Vuelta a España with Nairo Quintana last week, Movistar has announced that it will be renewing its clothing partnership with Endura for 2017.

The Scottish company has been kitting out the Spanish team since 2014 having previous supported the Pro Continental level NetApp-Endura team, with Movistar picking up Grand Tour victories in the Vuelta a España and Giro d'Italia and nearly 90 individual race victories in that time, alongside Alex Dowsett's Hour Record.

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The partnership has seen the Endura working hard to help Nairo Quintana limit his losses in time trials at Grand Tours, working with its partners at Drag2Zero to take the Colombian to a wind tunnel for the first time earlier this year, and even developing a life-sized 3D model of the diminutive climber so that they could test and develop various garments in the wind tunnel without the rider needing to be present.

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Endura customers have also reaped some of the rewards of the link up, with a new aero range coming to market in 2017 that will feature the same aero technology that has been developed alongside Movistar.

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All areas of the company have worked tirelessly to bring important innovations to the kit that we make for the team in Scotland," said Endura founder and managing director Jim McFarlane. "By further extending our partnership with Abarca Sports [the parent company behind the Movistar team] we look forward to the demands of the UCI WorldTour's leading team and riders driving Endura forward too".