Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Breaking News;

I've been sitting on this news for months now, waiting for the official go ahead and now we have it...

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.

The Masi Adobe 2006 Team Bike

"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
http://www.steamerracing.ca/ or contact steamer@telus.net

Masi-Adobe Road Cycling Team

Masi Bicycles
http://www.masibikes.com/ http://masiguy.blogspot.com/
Adobe Systems Inc
http://www.adobe.com/
Full Speed Ahead
http://www.fullspeedahead.com/
adidas Cycling
http://www.adidas.com/verticals/cycling/com/home.asp?strCountry_adidascom=com
Panaracer
http://www.panaracer.com/
Ritchey Bicycle Components
http://ritcheylogic.com/
Mavic
http://www.mavic.com/
fi'zi:k
http://www.fizik.com/
Rudy Project
http://www.rudyprojectusa.com/
Sugoi
http://www.sugoi.ca/
Flash 5
http://www.flash-5.com/
Minoura
http://www.minoura.jp/
Axiom Performance Gear
http://www.axiomgear.com/
Vetta
http://www.vetta.com/
Canadian Diamond
http://www.regalimportsltd.com/
Synergy Business Lawyers
http://www.synergylaw.ca/
KINeSYS
http://www.kinesys.com/

MS Bike Tour
http://www.mssociety.ca/en/events/biketour/default.htm





For more complete information, check out the team's official website. This is very exciting news and I will be updating more as more information becomes available for me to distribute.

A very big thanks for all of this goes to Norco Bicycles in Canada. Norco is the Masi distributor in Canada and is responsible for putting this all together. Thank you Norco!

For the first time in a very, very long time, Masi Bicycles is sponsoring two pro/elite teams in North America. This is merely the beginning of our continued global domination. Today, North America. Tomorrow, the Universe!

Tim



8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Tim,
You can change a pdf to jpeg with photoshop.

Ting

hecklejack said...

tim,
i can't read it--maybe you should fix it.

Sascha said...

I can't read it either. But I'm sure it's very exciting.

Jacobim Mugatu said...

Hey! I saw this news a month ago on some Canadian website...

Adobe Products... they're so hot right now!

Al said...

Congratulations Tim! Pretty impressive to have these two teams in your stable.

George said...

That's pretty cool, you should ask for a big raise:-)

Donna Tocci said...

WOA....have you been bouncing around the office more than usual this week?! This is GREAT!
AND, through the team, you'll be doing even more than you already are in the fight against MS. GREAT, GREAT, GREAT!

THOMO said...

hey,does anyone here know where,or "IF" you can buy the masi-adobe riding gersey-love the look of it!!