Louis Garneau Announces Sponsorship of Team Type 1



    SAINT-AUGUSTIN-DE-DESMAURES, QC, Jan. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Six years after
the sponsorship of the Saturn Professional Cycling Team, Louis Garneau is
proud to once again partner with Tom Schuler, founder of Team Sports, Inc. and
General Manager of Team Type 1. The helmet and apparel sponsorship of Team
Type 1, the only professional cycling team in the world with a mission to
instill hope and inspiration for people around the world affected by diabetes,
will represent a milestone in Louis Garneau history and a stepping stone of
brand development similar to impact the Saturn Professional Cycling Team
bestowed on Louis Garneau. This partnership will represent the largest
commitment Louis Garneau has made to the cycling industry because not only
does it associate with one of the top UCI Domestic Based Men's Team, but in
2009 Team Type 1 is expanding to include a triathlon team, a developmental
squad, a women's professional squad and two teams for the Race Across America
(RAAM): Team Type 1 and Team Type 2. "The concept of supporting a group of
athletes that represent all levels of cycling and triathlon is the exact match
for Louis Garneau who markets our brand as the 'Cycling and Triathlon
Solution,'" says Pierre Perron, Marketing Director.
    The pro team will be geared up in some of the most technological and
innovative clothing and helmets available including:

    Carbon Ion Equipe Jersey- Developed for riders demanding a streamlined
fit, the ultimate in styling, and fabrics that meet the test for comfort and
maximum performance. High performance fit intended for pro cyclists. Extremely
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 replaced 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- The Diamond represents our greatest achievement in
helmets. At 285 grams and with over 40 vents, we have designed a helmet to out
perform the competition. Through patented technology, we have unleashed an
absurd amount of ventilation while still meeting safety standards.

    Superleggera Helmet- Our designers call the Superleggera, the pinnacle of
TT helmet evolution. The Superleggera once again pushes the limits of
performance through the study of laminar airflow, weight reduction, and
redistribution of weight to allow a longer aero position.

    Speed Skinsuits- The most aerodynamic fabric on the market for speeds of
15 to 45 mph. Optimal muscle support, supports blood circulation, wicks
moisture, this one-piece skin is built for speed. With a sublimated power
gripper that reduces lower leg pressure and provides muscle support. Speed
Tech fabric's dimpled mesh construction allows increased ventilation and
comfort, but also reduces drag and improves aerodynamics.
    Team Type 1 is the only professional cycling team in the world with a
mission to instill hope and inspiration for people around the world affected
by diabetes. It was created in 2004 by two racers with Type 1 diabetes, Phil
Southerland and Joe Eldridge. The pair led the squad to back-to-back victories
in the Race Across America (RAAM) in 2006 and 2007, before joining Fabio
Calabria and Timothy Hargrave as two of four professional riders with Type 1
diabetes on the roster in 2008. The athletes with diabetes in these programs
serve as examples that diabetes can be controlled through diet, exercise and
the use of the best treatment and technology available today.

    
    Team Type 1 Pro Team Roster includes:

    2009 MEN'S TEAM

    Director Sportif: Vassili Davidenko (RUS)
    Assistant Director: Gord Fraser (CAN)
    General Manager: Tom Schuler (USA)
    Assistant Manager: Marc Colbert (USA)
    Head Soigneur: Bill Haelsen (USA)
    Assistant Soigneur/ Logistics: Sergey Davidenko (RUS)
    Head Mechanic: Doug Berner (USA)
    Mechanics: Chris Davidson (USA), Alex Banyay (USA)

    ALDAPE CHAVEZ, Moises (MEX)
    ANTHONY, Jesse (USA)
    (*)CALABRIA, Fabio (AUS)
    (*)ELDRIDGE, Joe (USA)
    ESCUELA, Ricardo (ARG)
    HANSON, Ken (USA)
    HOLT, Dan (USA)
    ILESIC, Aldo Ino (SLO)
    JONES, Chris (USA)
    KOBZARENKO, Valeriy (UKR)
    LILL, Darren (RSA)
    MACGREGOR, Ian (USA)
    MILNE, Shawn (USA)
    (*)SOUTHERLAND, Phil (USA)
    (*)VAN den EYNDE, Willem (BEL)
    WILSON, Matt (AUS)

    (*) indicates riders with Type 1 diabetes

    2009 WOMEN'S TEAM

    Director Sportif: Jack Seehafer (USA)

    BALDERAS, Veronica Leal (MEX)
    CROWELL, Jacquelyn (USA).
    (*)HANLEY, Monique (AUS)
    MC RAE, Jennifer (USA)
    (*)PATTON, Patton, (USA)
    POWERS, Alison (USA)
    SCHNEIDER, Samantha (USA)
    KELLY, Kori (USA) Fargo, N.D.

    (*)indicates riders with Type 1 diabetes

    Team Type 1's Elite/Development Team is exclusive to athletes with Type 1
diabetes and will form the basis of this year's squad for RAAM. The squad will
also compete in a number of amateur cycling events nationwide (including road
racing, mountain biking, and cyclocross).

    Elite Team Manager: Bob Schrank (USA)
    Development Team Manager: Timothy Powell (USA)
    RAAM Crew Chief: Dave Eldridge (USA)

    BANNINK, Jeff (USA)
    BENNETT, Simon (AUS)
    BOWDEN, Alex (USA)
    BROOKS, Matt (USA)
    DRISCOLL, Adam (USA)
    HARGRAVE, Tim (NZL)
    KNABE, Lonny (USA)
    MEAD, Andy (USA)
    POWELL, Timothy (USA)
    ROSE, Kyle (USA)
    SCHRANK, Bob (USA)
    SPONSEL, Alistair (USA/GBR)
    SUPRENANT, Mark (USA)
    WHITE, Kerry (AUS)

    2008 Team Type 1 Triathletes
    (Athletes have Type 1 diabetes)

    BARTELS, Nathan (USA)
    ELY, Laura (USA)
    GILDON, Bradford (USA)
    HEYER, Bobby (USA)
    KINGERY, Tom (USA)
    LOVETT, Mandy (USA)
    PAST, Angela (CAN)
    POWELL, Kevin (USA)
    SCHERB, Cliff (USA)
    VOGEL, Matt (USA)

    The success of Team Type 1 paved the way for the creation of Team Type 2
for 2009. This eight-person team comprised entirely of cyclists who live with
Type 2 diabetes will compete in the Race Across America endurance bicycle
race.

    Manager: Bob Avritt (USA)

    AVRITT, Bob (USA)
    ANDERSON, John (USA)
    CHAISSON, Bob (USA)
    CLEVELAND, Lawrence (USA)
    COWLEY, Peter (USA)
    DOLAN, Tim (USA)
    THUL, Mark (USA)
    VOORHEES, Dennis (USA)
    

    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 further information:

For further information: Heidi Myers, Communications, Coordinator, Louis
Garneau USA, Inc., (802) 334-5885, Fax: 802-334-6425 hmyers@louisgarneau.com

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