Cape Town - Sports and
adventure technology retailer NavWorld have announced a three-year partnership
with one of South Africa’s top women’s cycling teams.
During this time,
they will provide Team Bestmed-ASG with the latest Garmin Sport products as
well as training, a warranty service and technical support through all their
branches and call centre.
“We are passionate
about sport and our partnership with Team Bestmed-ASG gives us the opportunity
to support one of the best women’s teams in the country,” said NavWorld CEO
“As an exclusive
Garmin retail and distribution partner and the only authorised service provider
in the country, we will help to keep the team performing at their best.”
He said each rider
has received a Garmin Edge 520 bike computer and a Forerunner 230 watch for
training off the bike. “This technology will support the team in their various
training programmes and throughout the racing season.”
As part of the
agreement, the team’s equipment will be kept up to date and they will receive
any services they require.
“They also stand
to benefit from the latest technology when it hits the shelves,” said Rossouw.
He said the team would receive ongoing training on the devices to ensure they
get the most from Garmin’s technology.
was also a key component of the sponsorship, he said.
“We are planning
on generating a lot of content around the team for our digital and social media
platforms. We want to show our customers just what is possible with the right
technology at their fingertips.”
Rossouw said the
team’s coach could remotely monitor the riders to ensure they train and perform
optimally. “This is a great feature as they are usually scattered all around
Besides retail and
service centres in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban, NavWorld also
have an online store that delivers countrywide.
“From the most
basic fitness watch to the more sophisticated multi-sport unit, we truly cater
for every adventure,” said Rossouw.