Louis Garneau Announces Sponsorship of the UCI-registered Australian TORQ/VIS Mountain Bike Team

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Louis Garneau Announces Sponsorship of the UCI-registered Australian TORQ/VIS Mountain Bike Team

TORQ/VIS Mountain Bike Team

Louis Garneau announces sponsorship of the UCI-registered Australian TORQ/VIS Mountain Bike Team which is comprised of both Victoria’s top elite riders (TORQ/VIS Team) and a development team of upcoming riders (TORQ Team). The team’s riders include standouts: Dan McConnell, who represented Australia at the 2008 Olympic Games, and Tory Thomas, a national cross country, marathon, and 24 hour solo champion. “We’ve always stood behind teams that not only consist of the best riders but the best riders of the future. They are referred to as a development team, but for Garneau that translates into us being able to provide gear for aggressive riders that will work with us to develop our gear for all types of riders,” says International Marketing Director, Pierre Perron. For 2009 the team will be racing the Australian MTB National Series, National Championships and Oceania Continental Championships as well as the World Cup Championships to be held in Australia this year.

Diamond Square Jersey

Developed for demanding riders that require the ultimate in comfort and maximum performance. Lightweight and quick drying. Radio pocket inside center back pockets are elasticized for a secure fit. Flatlock seams eliminate abrasion.

Power Bibs

Power Lycra base optimizes muscle performance, supports blood circulation, and is perfect for high intensity rides. Powermesh upper back is a skin-friendly mesh with compression properties to enhance performance. Conventional gripper is replace by a compressive Powerband that reduces lower leg pressure, provides muscle support, and does not restrict blood circulation. Contrasting flatlock seams are less abrasive and provide a “pro” look. Airgel Chamois.

Diamond Helmet

Diamond Helmet

The Diamond represents our greatest achievement in helmets. At 285 grams and 40 vents, we have designed a helmet to outperform the competition. The patented Super MSB technology consists of a monocoque base in the shape of a ring and two internal bridges. This technology replaces the commonly used internal cages and provides less shattering on impact, more vents, smaller walls on the side, and less touching of the head. In other words, this helmet is the pinnacle of helmet safety and conformability.

Montana XT

Diamond Helmet

Offering an amazing grip for off the bike walking that maximizes mud clearing. Molded heel and toes for enhanced durability. Ratchet closure of better support in vertical thrust. Extremely ventilated and durable.

TORQ Team for 2008-9

Elite men: James Maebus, Dan McConnell
Elite women: Katherine O’Shea, Tory Thomas, Joanna Wall
U23 men: Cal Britton, Luke Fetch, Robbie Hucker, Steele von Hoff, Paul Weymouth
Staff: Genevieve Clark (manager), Dean Clark (assistant manager), Garron Buckland (coach), Tim Retchford ( physio), DC (mechanic)

About Louis Garneau
For over 25 years, Louis Garneau has been producing and patenting the leading apparel, helmets, shoes, accessories, and frames for cycling and triathlon. Garneau’s technical products push the limits of excellence and performance. With distribution in over 36 countries, Louis Garneau is a leader in its industry. Louis Garneau continues to support the cycling community. For more information, please visit www.louisgarneau.com.

For more information:
Heidi Myers
Communications Coordinator
Louis Garneau USA, Inc.
Phone: 802-334-5885
Fax: 802-334-6425

source: Louis Garneau News

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