Selle SMP has always considered collaborations with professional athletes to be fundamental, whose feedback is essential to improve the comfort and performance of their saddles in all situations.

One of these is Alessandro Fabian, born in Padua in 1988.

After starting his sports career with swimming and duathlon, Alessandro over the years became a world star of triathlon. In London 2012 he finished 10th, a result never achieved before by an Italian athlete. At the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics, however, after an attacking race, Alessandro finished in 14th place. Now his goal is the Olympics in Japan and it is precisely in this challenge that the partnership between Selle SMP and Alessandro Fabian is born.

Alessandro is also testing a new model, not yet in production, which will become another spearhead of the Selle SMP range.

Here's what he told us:

"Since I started playing sports, I have worked to improve myself and enhance my path without never diverting attention from my physical well-being.

In cycling, every single component is essential to give maximum performance and one in particular is comfort. Paying the right attention in choosing the saddle, which has a strong impact on the contact points, can really make a difference.

Precisely for this reason, I have chosen to rely on Selle SMP, who with their quality and innovation will accompany me from today in my long training in view of the next Tokyo Olympics, where I will give my best.

What struck me about Selle SMP is not only the rigorous research for scientifically patented ergonomics but the all-round attention to my health, which for me is the backbone of all my work”.

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