Kalas Sportswear, the official kit supplier to Alpecin-Deceuninck and the Great Britain Cycling Team are excited to reveal their partnership with advanced technology brand Vorteq. The long-term collaboration between the Czech custom cycle wear specialists and the Silverstone-based aero experts will see the creation of a new class of world leading aerodynamic skinsuits under the “Kalas-Vorteq” research and development partnership.

Kalas Director, Josef Filip said “Performance and innovation are at the heart of everything we strive for at Kalas. Our commitment to our partners delivers the best available support to enable them to achieve World Tour victories and gold medals. Vorteq have a proven track record of delivering super-fast custom-fit skinsuits ensuring athletes reach their peak performance in the world’s biggest events. This special combination of their unique aero expertise and our own state-of-the-art production facility means we can together create a new collection of world class aero kits”.

Vorteq Director Rob Lewis said “For several years now we have delivered elite performance custom-fit skinsuits for athletes. Kalas now have access to our patented technology, unique methodology and our world-renowned Silverstone facility to test new fabrics and develop new products. Together we plan to launch a series of new world class products.”

Kalas Head of Development, František Klouček said “This partnership with Vorteq has propelled us both immediately to the forefront of skinsuit technology. The quality and volume of data we have been able to analyse together is exceptional. We have already used this data to find considerable gains for our customers, including Alpecin- Deceuninck who are currently benefitting from this partnership with time in the Silverstone wind tunnel where we are optimising their skinsuits for the Tour de France. We have the multiple data sets from our own garments and from the tests we have done with our competitor equipment, so we are confident in our claims when we say we have already delivered world class products for our customers, with much more to come in future.”