The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team announced today that NEILPRYDE has signed on as the official bike sponsor of the U.S. based pro continental team for 2012.
The NEILPRYDE line of bikes was established in 2010 in collaboration with BMW Group Designworks USA as its design partner. It was designed with racing in mind and we are very proud to be the official frame and fork sponsor of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team. said Neil Pryde. “Our partnership with the Team allows us to further refine the award-winning NEILPRYDE Diablo and Alize by incorporating pro level Team riders into our integrated R&D process working with our in-house engineers, and this collaboration will certainly drive the development of exciting new models such as the Bayamo-Plus and Bura-SL.
Speaking about the partnership between NEILPRYDE and the Team, Michael Pryde, the division manager at NEILPRYDE Bikes Division, stated, The core values of the UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team and its management company Momentum Sports Group LLC are closely aligned with ours and we look forward to many years of collaboration with racing at the highest level throughout the US, Europe and new cycling markets in Asia.
Gregory Raifman, UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Teams Chairman & CEO, stated, We are pleased to be working with NEILPRYDE and we look forward to a very solid year together. We are confident Neil Pryde Limited will be a great partner, meet our riders needs and help our organization continue to grow in the right direction.
The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team presentation is slated for Thursday, January 12, 2012 at Rancho Las Palmas Resort in Rancho Mirage, California and will close out the Teams training camp. Thereafter, the Team will head to Argentina to kick off its 2012 campaign at the Tour de San Luis (January 23 29), before heading to Spain for the Volta ao Algarve (February 15 19), and then on to Malaysias Tour of Langkawi (February 24 March 4). The early season racing calendar will see the Team in Europe, North and South America and Asia before returning stateside for its first U.S. race, the Tampa Twilight Criterium (March 31).