Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team
Starting in the 1950s, Breitling was the official timekeeper to the biggest races on the cycling calendar, including the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. A personal passion of third-generation founder Willy Breitling, the speed-driven sport went hand in hand with the company’s high-precision chronographs.
Today, Breitling continues that longstanding tradition with its sponsorship of the Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team, a squad on a mission to become a WorldTour-level team by 2026.
Meet the Squad
Representing 13 nationalities, the Swiss-registered 24-rider team is led by experienced General Manager Douglas Ryder and advised by the legendary Vincenzo Nibali—one of only seven cyclists to have won all three of the Grand Tours. Among the riders, those new to the Pro Tour level include Negasi Haylu Abreha from Ethiopia, Walter Calzoni and Nicolò Parsini from Italy, Corey Davis from the USA and Switzerland’s Filippo Colombo, who will also race mountain bike. The team also counts on the experience of Gianluca Brambilla, Jack Bauer, Damien Howson and Tobias Ludvigsson—all of them veteran riders who have spent 10 or more seasons in the WorldTour.
On Route to the WorldTour
With the signing of the Q36.5 Pro Cycling Team, Breitling is once again adding its expertise to the world of professional cycling, a sport where endurance is everything and whose participants live for the next goal. Follow along as the season takes them to some of Europe’s most beautiful and prestigious races, including the Strade Bianche (Italy), Tour of Flanders (Belgium), Milan Sanremo (Italy), Tirreno Adriatico (Italy), Amstel Gold Race (Netherlands) and our home race, the Tour de Suisse (Switzerland).
Ultimate Performance, Elevated Style
Look for the ProTeam team clad in Breitling-branded kit, and wearing the Breitling Endurance Pro on their wrists. The ultra-lightweight watch was designed for performance athletes but works just as well as a stylish sports chronograph for everyday wear. It’s made of Breitlight®, a material almost six times lighter than stainless steel, and powered by Breitling’s Caliber 82, a COSC-certified SuperQuartz™ movement that provides exceptional accuracy.