Fizik presented World Champion Alejandro Valverde with a special edition pair of their Infinito R1 cycling shoes and Antares 00 Iride saddle.
Valverde’s Movistar team wore the Infinito R1 for the 2018 season in a custom team edition finish, but as of this week the World Champion sported custom rainbow trim on the tongue and heel of his cycling kicks, while inside arches of the shoes had the inscription “El Bala World Champion”, referring to Valverde’s nickname, The Bullet.
Similarly, Valverde’s Antares 00 Iride gets an all-white treatment with bars on the wings of the saddle color-matched to the rainbow livery as well.
In a press release the Italian brand outlined Valverde’s race program to include Paris-Nice, Volta a Catalunya, Amstel Gold, La Flèche Wallone, Liège-Bastogne-Liège, alongside the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana. Valverde is then expected to defend his world championship title in Yorkshire.