Mapei is main sponsor for Road World Championships
From 9-16 October, Qatar will host the Road World Championships organised by UCI and Doha will welcome around 1,000 racers from 75 countries
Mapei, manufacturer of construction adhesives, sealants and chemical products for buildings, will be the main sponsor of the Road World Championships, organised by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).
From 9-16 October, Qatar will host the Road World Championships organised by UCI and Doha will welcome around 1,000 racers from 75 countries.
More than 5,700 participants from national federations, delegations, technicians and journalists will descend on Qatar’s capital along with around 30,000 cycling enthusiasts, watched by millions of spectators all over the world.
The nine-day competition pits cyclists against each other in individual time trials, team time trials and road races, divided by category.
Stefano Iannacone, MD of Mapei Construction Chemicals LLC said: "The Mapei Sport Research Centre in Northern Italy was founded in 1993 by Dr. Giorgio Squinzi (CEO& President of the Mapei Group). Mapei Sport is one of the best sports science centres in the world and cycling is something that has always been very near and dear to our hearts.
"We are proud of renewing our commitment this year as the main sponsor of the Road World Championships. This strengthens our strong bond with cycling, which stems from sharing the same values: hard work and passion, as well as the awareness that every victory comes from meticulous planning and constant teamwork."
Mapei has deployed its technologies and advanced materials in building sport facilities (such as the installation of swimming pools and running tracks, etc.) for numerous international sporting events including the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games; the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
Mapei has historically been one of the main sponsors of cycling sports, and has been sponsoring UCI Road World Championships for several editions now (Richmond 2015, Ponferrada 2014, Tuscany 2013, Limburg 2012, Copenhagen 2011, Melbourne 2010, Mendrisio 2009, Varese 2008).