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March 14/12 11:17 am - SpiderTech Receives Amgen Tour of California Invite

Posted by Editoress on 03/14/12

Team SpiderTech powered by C10, Canada’s own pro-continental professional cycling team, will once again race the Amgen Tour of California, announced the organizing committee on Tuesday [see the full release of teams in Daily News - March 13th).

Now in its seventh consecutive year, the Tour of California is arguably the fifth largest stage race in the world, attracting both World Champions and Tour de France winners.

“We are thrilled to receive an invite from the Tour of California. This is a ‘top class race’ for our riders to challenge the best in the world and it is a priority for our sponsor SpiderTech and its C10 partners. We need to spread the word to California and world marketplace of the amazing properties of SpiderTech tape and how it help our athletes heal, recover and perform day in day out,” said Steve Bauer, co-founder and directeur sportif for Team SpiderTech.

Added Bauer: “Once again, some of the world’s top cyclists will be racing at this prestigious event, and Team SpiderTech will be bringing its top riders and contend for stage performances, and a perhaps a repeat of one of the jersey prizes. Our team has good success in the past and we hope to continue that momentum.”

Last year, Team SpiderTech’s Pat McCarty won the coveted King of the Mountain jersey at the Amgen Tour of California, awarded to the top climber.

The 2012 edition will start in Santa Rosa on May 13th, and travel more than 1200 kilometres along some of California’s most majestic and iconic highways, roadways and coastlines before the final stage on May 20th, when the race will start in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive and finish at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles.

Half of the sixteen teams announced hail from the UCI WorldTour, while four pro-continental teams, including Team SpiderTech, have been awarded a spot on the start line. Four American-based continental teams will also be part of the race.

The final roster for Team SpiderTech will be announced closer to the event.


Press release courtesy Team SpiderTech


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