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February 25/06 5:26 am - Masi-Adobe Road Cycling Team 2006

Posted by Editoress on 02/25/06

Masi-Adobe Road Cycling Team 2006

Steamer Racing is excited to announce a new partnership for the 2006 racing season to form the Masi-Adobe Road Cycling Team. After three years of much appreciated support from Rocky Mountain Bicycles, Steamer Racing is looking forward to evolving its program with Masi Bicycles. This is a dynamic addition to the highly competitive West Coast racing scene. With new personnel, new bikes, new partners and a new name, the Masi-Adobe Road Cycling Team have planned an ambitious road racing program for the upcoming race year with a potent mix of seasoned athletes and emerging talented riders.

The team will be riding the new top of the line Masi 3VC Volumetrica full carbon frames. Anyone who has seen the movie "Breaking Away," the movie that launched thousands of cyclists, knows and loves Masi bikes. With the 2006 relaunch of Masi in Canada, Masi-Adobe is proud to showcase the latest offering from the Italian born brand. Adobe digital solutions continues their long association with Steamer Racing as a banner sponsor for the team.

"We are very excited to showcase the Masi brand in Canada" said Paul Blanchette, founder, owner and manager of Steamer Racing. "Their support and the continued support of Adobe will ensure that we can race at the highest level in what is now some of North America's best racing," Paul continued. "We are also very proud to link our team with a fundraising component, the Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour." Masi-Adobe and the MS Society are teaming together to help promote the MS Bike Tours which raise funds for MS research.

"For 2006 we have pumped up our team line up", said Blanchette. Multiple Canadian National and Provincial champion and Commonwealth Games medalist Scott Goguen brings his on and off bike talents to the team. "Other exciting additions are the consistently strong Sean Dawson and newcomer Kevin Noiles, a former Nova Scotia road race champion." Backed by the Slater twins Scott and Brad, the experience of Carl Jacobson, and emerging talents in Damian Waugh, Jordan Guenette and David Goosen, the Masi-Adobe Road Cycling Team certainly has the talent and commitment to make a strong showing throughout the upcoming race year.

"We simply could not put this together without the support of our partners: the sponsors," continued Blanchette. Alongside title sponsors Masi and Adobe, the team will be equipping their bikes with Ritchey handlebar, stem and carbon seatposts, FSA carbon cranksets and time trial bars, Panaracer tires, Fi'zi:k saddles, Mavic wheels, and Axiom accessories. The riders will be outfitted with Rudy Project helmets and sunglasses, Adidas Cycling shoes, gloves and socks, and full custom race clothing by local company Sugoi. Minoura are providing their trainers for those critical warm ups and Vetta bike computers will tell the riders how fast they and their hearts are going. KINeSYS will provide performance sunscreen and skin care products. Additional financial support is provided by Canadian Diamond and Synergy Business Lawyers.

For more information visit the team website


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