Milan, June 29th, 2022 – A rainbow created by MAPEI now guides all visitors to the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC), headquarters of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), in Aigle, Switzerland. It will also greet the 2022 Tour de France as it passes through the city on July 10.
The new pathway that’s exhibiting the rainbow stripes, the symbol of all UCI World Championships and UCI World Champions, has been built using Mapecoat TNS technology. This new stretch of rainbow is safe and comfortable to ride on thanks to its nonslip properties, and provides a colorful and symbolic welcome to cyclists and pedestrians.
It is a fitting addition to the UCI WCC which, for the past 20 years, has been nurturing and training talented young athletes from all over the world thanks to its professional coaching staff and facilities adapted to the five Olympic disciplines – road, track, mountain bike, BMX racing and BMX freestyle.
The project marks a new stage in MAPEI’s long-standing partnership with UCI, which began nearly 15 years ago and will continue in 2023 at the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships that will be held in Glasgow and throughout Scotland (Great Britain). This reasserts MAPEI’s close ties with the world of cycling and its activities.
Founded in 1937 in Milan, MAPEI is now one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical products for the building industry and has contributed to the construction of some of the most important architectural and infrastructure works worldwide. With 91 subsidiaries operating in 57 countries and 84 manufacturing plants in 35 nations, MAPEI Group employs about 11,000 staff worldwide. The foundation for the success of the company is specialization, internationalization, research & development, and sustainability.