23 Oktober 2019

Innovation in sports: Targa Telematics creates the Team Targa, with athletes who will take part in The Alpine Ski World Cup 2019/2020.

The company announces its partnership with 5 Alpine Ski champions for the coming season. For the occasion, the company redesigned its logo, which will appear on the equipment of Team Targa athletes.

Treviso, 23 October 2019. Targa Telematics announces the sponsorship of five athletes who will compete in different categories of the Alpine Ski World Cup 2019/2020 in Sölden, Austria on October 26 and 27, creating an international group under its own brand.

With this initiative, the company strengthened its commitment to sports, an area it already supports both by sponsoring national and international athletes and by offering cutting-edge solutions to leading sports companies.

Targa Telematics selected five athletes, some of whom are very young, all very talented, and with the potential to achieve great results in the coming season.

Into speed skiing for quite some time now, at age 25 Emanuele Buzzi is already an experienced athlete, who won the 2016 SuperG European Cup and competed in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. After his injury at the finishing line of the Wengen downhill in January 2019, which forced him to quit the season early despite having finished in a brilliant sixth place, Emanuele got back to full fitness and is now one of the Italian skiers with the highest potential for 2019/2020.

Alice Robinson, a very young New Zealand champion specialising in Giant Slalom and Super-G, she is not even 18 yet but she already competed in the 2018 Olympics and was crowned Junior World Champion in 2019, among other things. A rising ski star of international repute, assisted by Lindsey Vonn’s former coach, she also finished second in Giant Slalom at the 2019 World Cup Final in Soldeu.

A Giant Slalom, SuperG and Slalom champion, River Radamus is one of America’s most promising ski racers. At only twenty-one, he garnered an impressive list of accolades in junior seasons, including 3 gold medals at the Winter Youth Olympic Games and the 5 medals at the Junior World Championships, including 2 gold medals won in Val di Fassa in 2019. River is now expected to be the backbone of the Team Targa in his first World Cup season.

Renè De Silvestro is a young Paralympic athlete and a great new addition to the team; great at athletics, he is also one of the star racers of the Italian national ski team. He competed in the Pyeongchang Olympics and repeatedly scored excellent results in the World Cup, including in the top three positions; he is now aiming for his first victory this year.

Giulio Bosca is a Team Targa veteran, who raced in numerous high-level skiing competitions and in the World Cup, while also taking some study breaks to get his degree in Economics and a Master’s in Business Administration. He is approaching the upcoming season with his usual determination to win a stable place in the World Cup starting list.

“We are excited to be able to support this group of athletes with incredible talent and potential and to help them achieve their ambitious goals. We feel that these five kids are very close to the values and characteristics that motivate those who work in our organisation every day, and we wish them good luck for this season’s challenges”, said Targa Telematics CEO Nicola De Mattia. “We believe that sport plays a key role in helping young people develop active and positive lifestyles and mature into better adults and professionals. A passion for Alpine skiing and winter sports is combined with respect for the mountains and for the environment, a priority for Targa Telematics; the company places a strong focus on advanced technology for smart mobility solutions, whose adoption is and will be part of a shared, widespread effort to protect our planet.

During the presentation of the sponsorship program, Targa Telematics announced that the company redesigned its logo, which will appear on its athletes’ helmets from the first races in late October.

 

 

Follow the World Cup events and share the team’s results on social media with @TargaTelematics #TeamTarga.

 

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Targa Telematics is active in the Internet of Things industry and provides smart mobility solutions for the benefit of people, companies and the environment by harnessing interactions between connected vehicles, drivers and public and private mobility providers. This results in cost savings, greater driving safety and reduced CO2 emissions. The company has always believed in the potential of young people and invests in their constant growth, healthy ambition, passion and respect for the environment. With over 20 years of experience in connected vehicles, Targa Telematics provides telematics-based, telemetry and smart mobility solutions. The company is a leader in digital platforms and applications for short and long-term rental businesses, financing companies and large fleets, ranging from insurance telematics to asset and fleet management, remote diagnostics and telemetry for vehicles, professional and construction-site vehicles, and the management of airport vehicles. Website Targatelematics.com/.

 

TEAM TARGA ATHLETES

EMANUELE BUZZI. Born in San Candido on 27 October 1994, he is part of the Carabinieri Sports Group. He specialises in Super G and Downhill. Winner of the 2016 European Cup in SuperG and runner-up in downhill, he competed in the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. He secured top results in the World Cup, finishing sixth in Wengen in 2019 and eleventh on the Kitzbuhel Streiff. Emanuele has been in the Team Targa since the 2018/2019 season.

ALICE ROBINSON. Born on December 1, 2001, she started competing at a very young age and raced in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games. Junior World Champion in Giant Slalom, she finished in second at her first World Cup race in Soldeu, during the finals in March 2019. She now lives in Italy in winter and is a member of the International Ski Racing Academy (ISRA) founded by Chris Knight, who also coached Lindsey Vonn.

RIVER RADAMUS. An FIS racer since November 2014, he made his Nor-Am Cup debut in 2014. He participated in the 2016 Winter Youth Olympic Games of Lillehammer, where he won gold medals in Supergiant, Giant Slalom and Combined. From 2017 to 2019 he won numerous medals at the Junior World Championships, including 2 gold medals in the current year, during the event held on the slopes of Val di Fassa.

RENÈ DE SILVESTRO. Born in 1996, he made his national debut in 2016. With the collaboration of the Druscié ski club, he competed in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics. He secured multiple top positions in the World Cup.

GIULIO BOSCA. Born on February 3, 1990, and an FIS racer since 2005, he made his debut in the 2008 European Cup in Downhill and in the 2013 World Cup in Giant Slalom. In 2014 he also debuted in the Nor-Am Cup, where he ranked 2nd in giant slalom.

 

Information

TARGA TELEMATICS | Elena Bellini, Head of Marketing, elena.bellini@targatelematics.com, and Susanne Furini, Communication Manager, susanne.furini@targatelematics.com

 

IMAGEWARE | Stefania Trazzi, Partner, strazzi@imageware.it, and Elena Colombo, Public Relations Account, ecolombo@imageware.it.