USA Triathlon today announced a new Gold-Level partnership with Quintana Roo and Litespeed, who will serve as the Exclusive Bike Partners for the National Governing Body through 2016.
American Bicycle Group (ABG), the parent company of Quintana Roo and Litespeed, will provide USA Triathlon annual members with an exclusive discount that includes a cash rebate and free hat or shirt with the purchase of Quintana Roo or Litespeed bicycles sold at TriSports.com – USA Triathlon’s official merchandiser – and other designated distribution outlets, retailers and bike shops. Two Quintana Roo frames will also be awarded through a special promotion at the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships for each year of the agreement.
Additionally, ABG will support elite athletes in the Olympic pipeline as the Official Bike Partner of the USA Triathlon National Team Program leading up to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Select USA Triathlon high performance teams, including up-and-coming athletes in the Elite Triathlon Academy (ETA) and Collegiate Recruitment Program (CRP), will be supported through this official partnership.
“Our new relationship with USA Triathlon is the perfect next step for Quintana Roo and Litespeed.” said Peter Hurley, President & CEO of American Bicycle Group. “Formally establishing ties with USA Triathlon will give us the opportunity to support and grow non-draft and draft-legal triathlons here in the United States. We are also excited that the USA Triathlon National Team Program will be training and racing on Litespeed road bikes for their draft-legal requirements.”
“We are thrilled that American Bicycle Group is joining our family of sponsors to serve as USA Triathlon’s Official Bike Partner,” said Chuck Menke, USA Triathlon Marketing & Communications Director. “Quintana Roo and Litespeed are part of an established, forward-thinking U.S.-based company in the endurance community, and we look forward to sharing that knowledge and technology with our age-group and elite athletes in the years to come.”
Two-time ITU World Cup champion and CRP athlete Katie Hursey is one of the athletes who benefits from the ABG-USA Triathlon relationship. “I am so grateful to have been provided with such a high-quality Litespeed bike through USA Triathlon’s new partnership. The opportunity to ride a well-designed piece of equipment is a huge step toward helping me and other athletes reach our goals at the highest levels of the sport.”