Posted by Editoress on 01/19/07
Opus Announces Signing Of Olympian Kiara Bisaro And New ATB Elite Team
Opus Bicycles has signed Canadian Olympian Kiara Bisaro to a multi-year agreement to coincide with the launch of its new mountain-bike program.
Kiara will ride Opus's ultra-light carbon/aluminum hard tails as she goes for the gold at the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics. She will compete in a full World cup schedule and numerous North American events as she prepares for Olympic competition.
She will kick off the 2007 race season at the Sea Otter Classic in California, April 12. Last year she took 3rd place at the event.
Opus has also put together a strong Québec-based ATB team that will compete on the Québec circuit as well as in various Canada Cup events throughout the 2007 season. Heading the team are current Québec Elite champions Leni Gelinas-Trudel and Caroline Villeneuve. Joining them are Jonathan Boucher, Jonathan Boulanger, Steve Caillé and Andrianne Pichette.
The Opus ATB Team has its sights set on the Canadian National Championships scheduled for the end of July in Mount Washington, B.C.
"We are very excited to be supporting these up-and-coming athletes," said Eric Kotlarksy, Opus's Marketing Director. "Whether it be at the provincial or the World Cup level with Kiara, to share our passion with the athletes and help them achieve their goals is really great. And, of course, this will give cyclists across the country an opportunity to see what superb bicycles Opus ATB is producing." Kiara, Ã¢â‚¬Å¾I am really looking forward to working with a company that is so passionate about its product.
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