Ivan Basso wins Giro d’Italia wearing eVent® Fabric

Ivan Basso of Team CSC took first place in this month’s Giro d’Italia wearing Descente Athletic cycling jackets made with eVent Fabric, a technology that is part of the GE Energy portfolio.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (June 1, 2006) – Ivan Basso of Team CSC took first place in this month's Giro d'Italia wearing Descente Athletic cycling jackets made with eVent Fabric, a technology that is part of the GE Energy portfolio.

This year's Giro was won by Basso in dominant fashion. Basso won three individual stages, as well as the team time trial along with his fellow CSC riders. With an overall time of 91 hours and 33 minutes, Basso finished more than 9 minutes ahead of second-place José Gutierrez. This was, the largest margin of victory in a Grand Tour in three years.

According to Hugh Walton, president of Descente Athletic, Team CSC specifically requested eVent Fabric in their team outwear, calling it the best in breathable protection. “When we began working with Team CSC they insisted that the cyclists' jackets be made with eVent Fabric,” said Walton. “Their experience in extremely challenging conditions showed that eVent Fabric provides the best combination of breathability and protection.”

The eVent Fabric used in Team CSC's Descente Athletics jackets features a unique venting membrane technology from GE Energy. Unlike other waterproof/breathable technologies that move moisture by a process of diffusion through a PU layer, eVent Fabrics allow sweat to vent directly to the outside of the jacket in one easy step though a process called Direct Ventingâ„¢ technology. This unique process helps to keep the riders dry on the inside. Simply put, eVent Fabrics let the sweat out.â„¢


About eVent Fabrics:
Entering its sixth year in the outdoor industry, eVent Fabrics has built a strong reputation as a highly-functional waterproof laminate technology with a very loyal following. Unlike other laminates on the market, eVent Fabrics allow sweat to vent directly to the outside of the garment in one easy step through a process called Direct Ventingâ„¢ technology. This unique process allows moisture to vent away from the body without condensing on the inside of the fabric, helping to keep the user dry no matter what the activity or conditions. Simply put, eVent Fabrics let the sweat out.â„¢

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