Why do Richardson-Trek use Le Col?
For three seasons Richardson Trek, have been wearing Le Col, the lads race and train in Le Col and they have put it through its paces in all conditions, mile after mile.
We've been particularly pleased with the fit of all garments; todays greater awareness of aerodynamics means there are significant advantages to be gained in quality fitting kit. Le Cols introduction of lycra panels and race fit jerseys as well as the speedsuits with pockets have been appreciated by the riders, they are now using these for both criteriums and road races. Additionally, the high quality of the materials used has also meant that whatever the weather and however dirty the kit gets, it has always washed up well and looking smart.
Another advantage for us as a team has been the ability to customise garments, not all riders are the same size and we have could request alterations to leg lengths and arm lengths which means we can ensure the kit fits all riders however tall or short. A lot of this flexibility is due to the kit being made directly in Le Cols own Italian factory. This also means we deal directly with those making the garments, we have direct communication with a dedicated team that understand and know what cyclists need, eliminating the need for a middle man. This set up also reduces the time it takes for us to receive our kit and has even allowed us to make changes even after the order is placed, which has proved invaluable should any sponsors change.
Andy Lyons – Richardson-Trek team principle