Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team and janom s.r.o. will be together once again in 2013.
The partnership that was launched in 2012 was renewed in Paris last Sunday, on the occasion of the arrival of the Tour de France.
The collaboration will extend throughout the next season with a mutual intention to proceed in the years beyond.
Slovakia based janom s. r. o. is a private investment company operating in a number of renewable energy fields and in the information technology sector in Eastern Europe. It is also involved in electro-mobility activities, such as the development of the Green Way project. Both as an organizer and as a founding partner, janom s. r. o. heads numerous sporting, cultural and charitable events in Slovakia. Cycling dominates the company's portfolio of supported activities. janom s. r. o. has organized and co-financed several large scale cycling events in the Slovak Republic, such as the 2009 and 2010 European Mountain Bike Cross-Country Cup in the UCI 1 category, the 2010, 2011 and 2012 Carpathian Couriers Paths U-23 in the UCI 2-2 category and the 2011 European Mountain Bike Cross-Country Championships. Recently janom s.r.o. was partner and co-organizer of two major cycling happenings in the area: Tour de Slovaquie in the UCI 2-2 category and the joint Slovak and Czech UCI Road Championships. The company also supports young cyclists in the Cycling Club Epic in Dohnany, Slovakia.
"I am glad to state that in our first year of cooperation with the Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team, we have met with a highly professional and correct approach not only from the management, but from the team as a whole," janom's CEO Jan Miskovsky noted.
"I see that the green energy sector, which is the main focus of our business, and pro cycling, which is the ultimate focus of the team, have a lot in common and share a number of synergistic effects. I am also content to witness that the support we give to the Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team is returned to us in a valid generation of goodwill in Slovakia. And I do hope that this partnership will help us in the creation of suchlike reputation also in our new capital markets in Eastern Europe," concluded Mr. Jan Miskovsky.
"We're very pleased with the deal we've reached with janom s.r.o.," Team Manager Patrick Lefevere said. "In our first year as partners we got to know each other and we've started working on some common projects that range from supporting the development of cycling in Slovakia through a series of initiatives tied to the team, to the development of projects tied to green technologies. We can learn a lot from janom s.r.o. in relation to green technologies and in the future we can integrate these lessons into our business model. In fact, cycling is a sport which goes hand in hand with a green approach."