LAGUNA HILLS, CA (BRAIN)—Bianchi has partnered with the Barloworld Race Team. Bianchi will supply bicycles for the team in 2008.
Barloworld had been with Cannondale.
Bianchi chief executive officer Bob Ippolito said, "Bianchi is proud to join the successful Barloworld team managed by Claudio Corti. Barloworld has a long term strategy to build a successful team based upon a close relationship with its technical sponsor and we look forward to many years of
Bianchi's relationship with the riders of Barloworld gives a great opportunity to increase technical research.
Bianchi group product manager Lars Svalin said, "Bianchi is a global performance brand and the Barloworld team provides Bianchi with an internationally competitive team that will work closely with us to provide product input for models like our 928 Carbon SL and new Custom Carbon T-Cube."