Dubai, UAE, September 19, 2016: From 9 to 16 October, the State of Qatar will host the Road World Championships organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale - UCI. Doha will welcome around 1,000 racers from 75 countries and more than 5,700 participants from national federations, delegations, technicians and journalists, in addition to around 30,000 aficionados and millions of spectators all over the world.
Mapei, worldwide leader in the manufacturing of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for building, will be there to renew its long-standing relationship as UCI’s MAIN SPONSOR. The event is a nine-day competition that pits top-class cyclists against each other in individual time trials, team time trials and road races, divided by category.
Mapei has historically been one of the main sponsors of cycling sports, and has been sponsoring UCI Road World Championships for several editions now (Richmond 2015, Ponferrada 2014, Tuscany 2013, Limburg 2012, Copenhagen 2011, Melbourne 2010, Mendrisio 2009, Varese 2008).
Mapei has devoted its cutting-edge materials and technologies to building sport facilities (such as the installation of swimming pools and running tracks, etc.) for Olympic Games and numerous international sporting events: the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games, the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, and the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, which proves that Mapei products are the preferred choice in the sports field.
Stefano Iannacone, Managing Director of Mapei Construction Chemicals LLC states that 'The Mapei Sport Research Centre in Northern Italy was founded in 1993 by Dr. Giorgio Squinzi (CEO& President of the Mapei Group). Mapei Sport is one of the best sports science centers in the world and cycling is something that has always been very near and dear to our hearts. We are proud of renewing our commitment this year as the main sponsor of the Road World Championships. This strengthens our strong bond with cycling, which stems from sharing the same values: hard work and passion, as well as the awareness that every victory comes from meticulous planning and constant teamwork.'
Founded in 1937 in Milan, Mapei is today one of the top producers of adhesives and complementary products for laying all types of floor and wall and coating materials, and is also specialized in other chemical products used in the building industry, such as waterproofing products, special mortars, admixtures for concrete, products for underground constructions and for the restoration of concrete and historical buildings. Mapei currently has 81 subsidiaries and a total of 70 production facilities located across the world in 32 different countries on 5 different continents.