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Leanda Cave wins the Las Olas International Triathlon with her new Santini SLEEK 2.0 trisuit. 

Committed to developing their involvement in the sport, Santini are delighted to agree the exclusive sponsorship of the professional triathlete Leanda Cave, a true talent of the sport. Since 2002, after taking home gold in the ITU World Championships in Mexico, Leanda Cave approached increasingly longer distance disciplines to eventually achieve the incredible result in 2012 of winning the Ironman World Championships 70.3 in Las Vegas then further success in Kona by winning the Ironman Triathlon World Championship, making Leanda the only woman to have won the two titles in the same year.
For fifty years Santini have been a leader in the cycling clothing market always offering the latest technologies while focusing on comfort and style. Since their foundation, the Italian company has chosen to study in depth the needs of cyclists to provide the best solutions for every situation on the bike. 

This knowledge and experience gathered throughout the years led Santini to explore new endurance sports; with the triathlon sector presenting itself as an obvious and fascinating market. Developing triathlon specific apparel came with very specific challenges, not least the diverse severity a product could be subjected to through the duration of an event.

"Triathlon is an endurance sport where mind, body and heart are all key elements. Like the athlete the clothing must maintain a high level of performance at every stage of the race too - says Paola Santini, herself a triathlete - starting from the first strokes in the swim until the run, through the bike, where we are naturally at home”.

Leanda races in her Santini SLEEK 2.0 trisuit the company has customised with a special design using Leanda’s brand colours.“I absolutely adore my new custom race kit by Santini. The fit, the design, and the fabric are all of the highest quality.  I have been racing for many years in so many different brands, and I can honestly say that Santini SMS is absolutely THE BEST and I am proud to be one of their sponsored athletes”, commented Leanda.

In addition to Leanda Cave, Santini are proud to extend their support to an international group of triathletes and to collaborate with them in the development and improvement of their triathlon collection. The Santini triathlon team includes South African Kyle Buckingham, Canadian Jenny Fletcher, Spanish athletes Clemente Alonso and Alejandro Santamaria and Italian Alessandro De Gasperi. Other triathlon teams supported by Santini in 2015 are 707 Triathlon team from Brescia, Uniteam Cus Trento, team Off the Front and DeRosa-Santini.

For 2015, thanks to the fruitful exchange with their athletes and the constant investment in technological research for new materials and cuts, Santini has created an entirely new collection dedicated to triathlon that guarantees excellent performance in each one of the three disciplines: swimming, cycling and running.