High-Tech racing bib shorts with a light mesh bib construction and a 3D OmniForm seatpad as ridden by the Lotto Belisol team in the UCI Pro Tour series.
The Lotto team has been competing in the Pro Cycling arena since 1985, the Belgian team has fostered some of the biggest names in cycling including 3 seasons, numerous classics and grand tour stages with Phillipe Gilbert, a green jersey win with Cadel Evans and stage wins with Andre Gripel. The 2012 roster is predominantly Belgian and is overseen by team manager Marc Sergeant, a former pro cyclist himself with a Belgian Road race championship title and high placings in major tours and events throughout the 80s.
3D Omniform Seatpad
The 3D-OF pad is a lightweight, seamless one-piece insert. Its polyester micro-fibre surface is bonded to a layer of padding through the OmniForm high frequency process. This eliminates hard edges and stiff areas caused by heat in standard molding processes. The thickness of the various parts of the chamois has been carefully studied to conform perfectly to the anatomy. Finally, an anti-bacterial treatment is added to inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria.
Vermarc Sport was founded in 1977 by legendary pro-racer, Frans Verbeeck. Today, in addition to clothing the top pro racing teams, the company produces over 4,000 unique jerseys for amateur racing teams and cycling clubs throughout Europe, America and Asia. An ex-pro racer from the Flanders region of Belgium, Frans had a deep desire to improve the conditions that riders faced during training and racing by improving the clothing they wore. His passion still fuels the company today.
Frans Verbeeck's stellar cycling career almost wasn't. In the early 1970's, Frans was struggling to earn his place in the pro peloton when he decided to hang up his wheels and find a job that would allow him to support his wife and young son. He landed a job driving a milk delivery truck but, after only one short year, his passion for the bike prompted him to return to the ranks of professional cycling.
For 'the Milkman', a name given him by his Belgian fans, turned out to be a fortuitous move. Verbeeck notched a number of high-profile wins including the Fleche Wallone, Het Volk, Amstel Gold, and the 1973 Belgian National Championship beating the likes of Eddy Merckx in the process. The Milkman delivered 166 victories as a professional.
Frans retired for good at the end of the 1976 season, and in 1977, started his own company in a partnership with the legendary Italian clothing manufacturer, Santini. Realizing the importance of his cycling experience, in 1988, Frans began producing cycling clothing under his own brand name, Vermarc Sport, a combination of the Verbeeck surname and the first name of Franz's son, Marc, who not only followed his father's footsteps into the pro peloton but now acts as the company's president.
One of the company's most strategic business decisions was to focus on providing cycling apparel for racing teams and clubs rather than enter the mass-market arena. With 57,000 licensed racers in Belgium alone, there was a great need for a supply of high quality custom clothing. Subsequently, Vermarc Sport has provided team kits for the sport's leading professional teams including TVM, DAF Trucks and Greg Lemond's 1989 Tour de France winning team, ADR. Today, they provide clothing for the Belgian powerhouse teams Quick Step, and Davitamon as well as Palmans/Collstrop, Vlaandaren 2000 and Landbouwkrediet –Tonisstiener professional cycling teams.
Vermarc Shorts Sizing
|S||29 - 30"|
|M||31 - 32"|
|L||33 - 34"|
|XL||35 - 36"|
|2XL||37 - 38"|
|3XL||39 - 40"|
|4XL||41 - 42"|
|5XL||43 - 44"|
|Vermarc sizes are measured for a tight racing fit, If you prefer a slightly looser fit, please order one size larger than your waist measurement.|
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