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February 15/05 3:14 am - Rocky Mountain Bicycles Announces 2005 Team

Posted by Editoress on 02/15/05

Marie-Hélène Prémont and Rocky Mountain Bicycles on their way to Beijing 2008

Cyclist to continue on with the
Rocky Mountain Business Objects MTB Team

Marie-Hélène Prémont, cross country silver medalist at the Athens 2004 Olympics, and Rocky Mountain Bicycles president Raymond Dutil are proud to announce they will be working together for another five years. Together, they are shooting for the podium at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.

The elite of high tech and sports team up
Raymond Dutil is pleased with the new agreement: “Marie-Hélène Prémont and Rocky Mountain Bicycles are a great match. Marie-Hélène is a member of the international athletic elite and is dedicated to her sport. Rocky Mountain Bicycles is world renown for designing Canadian bicycles handcrafted by devoted employees for cyclists who want to push their limits.

Rocky Mountain and I make a winning team,” said Marie-Hélène Prémont. “When I‘m on the road, I know I’m backed by reliable, durable, state-of-the-art technology that I can count on to get me to the finish line and the podium,” she added.

Marie-Hélène joined the Rocky Mountain family five years ago. Since then, Rocky Mountain has celebrated the rise of the Canadian athlete, who earned the second spot on the podium in Athens. Prémont is joined on the Rocky Mountain Business Objects MTB Team by the woman who won silver in the first official MTB race in the 1996 Olympics, 3 time MTB World Champion, Alison Sydor. Sydor followed Marie Hélène with a fourth place at the Olympic race in 2004. It was Alison’s fourth appearance at the Olympic Games.

In addition to supporting the Rocky Mountain Business Objects racing team, led by 2 time Olympian Lesley Tomlinson, Rocky Mountain puts its technology to the test with its team of “Froriders.” The “Froriders” challenge the Worlds most difficult Big Mountain Extreme Freeride Competitions.

Cross Country and Endurance Racers:

• Alison Sydor (CAN) 3 Time World Champion,1996 Olympic Silver Medal
• Marie-Hélène Prémont (CAN) 2004 Olympic Silver Medal
• Andreas Hestler (CAN) 1996 Canadian Olympian
• Lesley Tomlinson (CAN) 1996,2000 Canadian Olympian
• Karl Platt (GER) Winner of the World 3 Largest Epic Races
• Carsten Bresser (GER) 2000,2004 German Olympian
• Gretchen Reeves (USA) National Marathon Champion


These extreme athletes star in the worlds most prestigious Mountain Bike Movies with their amazing jumps and skills on the bike.

• Thomas Vanderham – 4th Place 2004 Red Bull Rampage Big Mountain Freeride
• Wade Simmons - World Big Mountain Freeride Champion 2001
• Richie Schley - Star in New World Disorder Series of Movies


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