Merida (Taiwan) - Press Release: In time for the biggest cycling race of the year, the riders of Team Bahrain Victorious will not line up at the start line on either the REACTO or SCULTURA TEAM in traditional red, black and blue team colours, but this year, the team will compete on their Tour de France special PEARL EDITION bikes.
With a rich history in pearl fishing that dates back over 4,000 years, the new colour scheme honours and celebrates this long-standing tradition of Bahrain and all people involved in this community-wide endeavour.
The pearling industry was the backbone of Bahrain's economy for centuries, making it a prosperous trading hub. The team's pearl-inspired design featured across the REACTO and SCULTURA TEAM bikes, their kit, helmets and bottles captures these precious gems' natural beauty and elegance, with teal accents symbolising the waters of the Arabian Gulf and subtle gold touches representing the shimmering glow of pearls.
While dressed in a beautiful and unique paint job for this year's Tour de France, underneath, the SCULTURA TEAM brings its outstanding climbing prowess, class-leading comfort and precise handling to the table. In particular, during the gruelling climbing stages of the three-week-long event, these characteristics will help the team to keep fatigue low and leave their mark on the Tour.
And for the fast and flat sprinting stages of this year's Tour de France, the team will put their trust into the test and award-winning aerodynamics of the REACTO to once again play a decisive role at the front of the peloton.
We can't wait to see Team Bahrain Victorious line up on their PEARL EDITION bikes of this year's biggest cycling spectacle and battle it out over the three-week-long event.