Posted by Editoress on 02/19/07
Rocky Mountain Bicycles Sponsors Team Aviawest
"We're thrilled with the added support from Rocky Mountain Bicycles," said Jon Watkin, General Manager of Aviawest. "This will allow us to send strong teams to major events across the province and country, as well as nurture our talented junior team for a future of professional cycling."
"Supporting a Canadian team with BC roots, such as Team Aviawest, speaks to the core values of our company," said Jean Poisson, General Manager of Rocky Mountain Bicycles. "Road racing is an important part of the heritage of Rocky Mountain Bicycles and we look forward to seeing our bikes out in front of the peloton."
Founded in 1981, Rocky Mountain Bicycles is Canada's premier bicycle brand, offering a wide range of cross-country, free-ride, city, and road bikes. Aviawest-Rocky Mountain elite riders will be racing the new 2007 Solo CR 70 bike during this upcoming road season and the Solo CXR for cyclocross.
Lead by Team Captain Andrew Kyle, the 2007 team includes some of BC's top junior riders: Jeff Clarkson, Matt Savage, Craig Ritchey, and Robin White. This year's goal of excellence for the Aviawest-Rocky Mountain Cycling Team will be to podium at both Provincial and National Championship events and exceed the ten victories of 2006.
Based in Victoria, Team Aviawest- Rocky Mountain evolved from the Aviawest Cycling Club, the TeenSpeed Cycling Team and Team Kappa. Run under the guidance of team coach, Steve Lund, his extensive experience working with athletes such as Olympic Triathlon Gold Medalist, Simon Whitfield and 2004 US Pro Tour Cycling Champion, Gina Grain, should see Team Aviawest-Rocky Mountain out in front and excelling in all the upcoming races.
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