VisitMalta to co-title sponsor the Fundación Contador cycling team

The Malta Tourism Authority is thrilled to announce that VisitMalta will become one of the title sponsors for the cycling team run by the Fundación Contador and Ivan Basso, starting from the 2025 season. This new title sponsorship builds on a successful partnership that has flourished over the past few years, significantly contributing to the team’s growth and achievements.

VisitMalta has been a valued partner of the team supporting its mission to nurture young talent and promote the sport of cycling. Having recently also extended the partnership agreement for a further three years, the enhanced collaboration as a title sponsor will further strengthen the team’s competitive edge and development programs, reinforcing the shared commitment to excellence and innovation in the world of professional cycling.

VisitMalta’s involvement as a title sponsor signifies a deepened relationship that extends beyond financial support. It reflects a shared vision of promoting healthy lifestyles, tourism, and international sporting events. The collaboration is expected to bring increased visibility to both the team and the beautiful destination of Malta, known for its rich history, stunning landscapes, and vibrant culture.

Francisco Contador, the team’s General Manager, expressed his excitement about this new chapter: “We are delighted to elevate our partnership with VisitMalta. Their support over the past few years has been instrumental in our team’s progress, and this new title sponsorship will enable us to reach new heights. Together, we will continue to foster young talent and achieve remarkable successes on the global stage.”

Alberto Contador, legendary cyclist and co-founder of the Fundación Contador also shared his enthusiasm: “The partnership with VisitMalta has already proven to be a great success. Their commitment to our values and goals makes them the perfect partner as we aim for even greater achievements. This step forward will undoubtedly inspire our riders and fans alike.”

Ivan Basso, Sport Manager of the team, stated: “The partnership with Visit Malta is a winning combination, like the message of well-being that we want to convey by strengthening the bond with a tourist-based economy. The bicycle is a formidable promotional vehicle, through which our riders raise the Maltese flag high and the values that unite us. In every breakaway, in every finish line, in every sporting gesture.”

“We are excited to strengthen our partnership, this time as a title sponsor. Over the past few years, our partnership has yielded tremendous benefits, not only in terms of promoting the sport of cycling but also in highlighting Malta as a premier destination for sports tourism. This new level of sponsorship aligns perfectly with our mission to showcase Malta’s unique attractions and vibrant culture to a global audience. The team’s dedication to excellence and the development of young talent mirrors our commitment to fostering growth and innovation. We believe that this partnership will bring even greater visibility to Malta, encouraging more people to discover the beauty and richness of our islands.”

Minister for Tourism and Public Cleanliness Clayton Bartolo said: “Sports tourism is a vital and rapidly expanding sector for Malta, and our alliance with the prestigious Fundacion Contador team represents a significant milestone in our strategic vision. This partnership will not only bolster Malta’s visibility in high-profile international cycling events but also showcase our beautiful islands as prime destinations for sports enthusiasts. By supporting such a renowned team, we are confident that we will enhance our global standing in the realm of sports tourism, inspiring more visitors to experience the unique blend of culture, heritage, and adventure that Malta offers.”

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