The Spanish company Galfer, world leader in the production of braking systems for the world of two wheels is pleased to announce its partnership for the 2020 season with Marco Melandri, Aurelio Fontana and Alessandro Vanotti. Melandri, ex former professional MotoGP and SuperBike rider, was world champion in 2002 in the 250 class, on his debut in the e-bike world. Marco Aurelio Fontana, a leading figure in the world of Italian two wheels has thirteen Italian titles and a bronze medal won at the London Olympics in 2012, while Alessandro Vanotti, a former professional road cyclist can boast of victory as wingman of five Grand Tours: a Tour de France, three Giro d’Italia and one Vuelta.
Galfer will support Marco Melandri who will line up at the start of the most important national and international circuits in the e-bike sector. He will participate in all rounds of the e-Enduro circuit, in certain WES races and all the bike events organized by Garda Trentino as ambassador of Trentino. Marco Aurelio Fontana will also count on the high performance and technology of Galfer brand products in the 2020 season. This will see him engaged in the three stages of the new Enduro World Series-E (EWS-E), in certain stages of the e-Enduro and in the German stage of the Mountain Bike World Championship at the end of June in Albstadt.
The partnership is different with Alessandro Vanotti who becomes part of the GALFER family in the dual guise of ambassador on one hand, and, on the other tester and developer of the new GALFER product range dedicated to the world of road cycling. This way, Alexander will place his great experience and knowledge at the service of the Spanish company, gained over years of road cycling with important team and alongside runners of the calibre of Vincenzo Nibali.
“This year a new adventure begins for me: after a life spent on the track with the bikes between MotoGP and SBK, this year I will devote myself to my hobbies and one of them is the bike. Once I hung my motorcycle helmet on the nail, I immediately put on the MTB one and the adrenaline returned. After years of competitions this year my approach to the world of e-bikes will be pure and healthy fun. I will not, however, be giving up the innate search inside me for top performance. To do it I have relied on all brands that represent the best of quality and technology in this world. I chose Galfer, I knew the brand for the quality of its products since I was racing on motorbikes. In fact the company supports several MotoGp teams and is located a few steps from the Montmeló circuit. After testing its products, I have to admit that I was amazed. An exceptional product “.
“I recently joined the Galfer team and I already feel like we have been working together for more than twenty years. The work that I am carrying out as a tester and developer of the road product range leads me to push discs and pads, especially downhill with repeated, prolonged, strong braking to try to limit the effectiveness of the products as it really happens in the race. I must say that the answer is really amazing.
After years as a professional it is a very exciting challenge for me to be able to contribute to the development of even more performing products in a sector in which brake discs are becoming increasingly demanding. I chose Galfer because I strongly believe in the technical know-how gained in the world of motorcycle racing which is undoubtedly the added value of the Galfer Bike brand products.
MARCO AURELIO FONTANA
“I tested the Galfer discs and pads for the first time at the most intense event of all 2019, the Tour du Mont Blanc EMTB: 5000 metres at altitude over three days in real mountains with blind trails. At that moment I immediately got to know the high quality of Galfer products. I am very happy to start a collaboration with a brand that has great experience in the motorcycle world, one of my biking passions. I am sure that we will do great things together in the season coming up.”