New Cycling Apparel Sponsor for La Leyenda - Kafitt
A big part any multi-stage mountain bike race are the jerseys and shorts that racers wear and we're very proud to announce that for La Leyenda 2018 we have a new cycling apparel sponsor - Kafitt Sport. Founded and based by Paula Valencia in Manizales, the home of La Leyenda, Kafitt began developing sports clothing just two years ago in 2016 and has since specialised in cycling apparel for both amateur and professional cyclists.
With its emphasis on quality, style and comfort, and using the finest Colombian and imported fabrics, Kafitt has made impressive inroads into the national market and is now selling internationally too. However, it's Kafitt's social responsibility that really endeared Paula and her company to La Leyenda, Kafitt employs just women from Manizales, the majority of whom who are heads of families.
"It's an honour for Kafitt to be involved in La Leyenda del Dorado and to have the opportunity to accompany the riders and the thousands of spectators on their adventure in one of the biggest mountain biking events in the world. The Leyenda 2018 jersey has been designed with yellow details to represent the gold of El Dorado and the flags of the town, signifying the beautiful landscapes of the race, as well as using the finest Italian fabrics to give a comfortable racing fit,” said Paula.
Kafitt will be providing the Official Leyenda jersey that will be found in each racer kit, as well as the Leaders jerseys that the leading team from each of the seven categories wears everyday. The stage six race route even passes Kafitt's factory on the Avenida Santander in Manizales, so keep your eye out for it as you race to the finish line! Welcome to the Leyenda family, Kafitt!