Kafitt Sport Return
For La Leyenda 2018 we welcomed Kafitt Sport as our new Cycling Apparel Sponsor and we're delighted to announce that we will continue this partnership for La Leyenda 2019. Founded just three years ago by Paula Valencia in Manizales, Kafitt has now grown into one of the most recognised cycling clothing brands in Colombia for professional and amateur cyclists, and are now growing internationally too, even supporting a new pro team with Italian bike manufacturer Zero Uno, which will incorporate racers such as 2018 Leyenda Champion, Monica Calderón.
We received excellent feedback on the quality of their jerseys from 2018 Legends, that used the finest imported Italian fabrics, and being based in Manizales, the home of La Leyenda, makes Kafitt a pleasure to work with and an ideal fit for the race. An aspect that we love about Kafitt is their emphasis on social responsibility. The company takes great pride in employing female heads of families from Manizales, and now has over 20 people working in their offices and factory on the Avenida Santander, where the Leyenda 2017 and 2018 routes passed on the final stage. Paula, Kafitt Sport founder, told us,
"It’s a privilege for Kafitt Sport to once again be Official Cycling Apparel sponsor of an event with the magnitude of La Leyenda. Working with the team last year was a great experience for us and having riders from around the world wear Kafitt jerseys gave us excellent international exposure. For 2019 we’re continuing to develop and innovate our fabrics and garments and plan to launch a seamless cycling bib, which will be more comfortable for racers in competitions such as La Leyenda.”
Kafitt will be providing four types of jersey for La Leyenda 2019. Each racer will receive the Official Leyenda 2019 jersey in their racer kit, they'll also sponsor the Leaders jerseys that the leading team from each of the seven categories wears everyday, as well as the Official Finishers jersey post race, and also the new and exclusive Jaguar jersey for the four fully integrated members of the Los Jaguares. Kafitt will also be represented in La Leyenda 2019 once again by their ambassadors, such as amateur cyclist Karol Quintero, who finished sixth in the mixed category last year.Thanks for your continued support of La Leyenda, Kafitt!