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TEAM PR – AxleyUSA.com finalizes for 2007
October 24th, 2006
From Michael Pruitt, Team Manager
Contact - firstname.lastname@example.org
AxleyUSA.com / Spoke and Sprocket Cycling Team
Team AxleyUSA.com finalizes for 2007
Seattle, WA, USA (October 24th, 2006) - Team AxleyUSA.com returns in 2007 as an elite multi-sport team consisting of athletes from around Washington State. After several years of success at the local and regional level, the AxleyUSA.com Cycling Team made its NRC debut in 2006. Building on that experience, the team has expanded its 2007 NRC schedule and signed a guest-ride deal with the Priority Health Professional Cycling Team for 5 races. This will provide local talent with the opportunity to experience professional racing inside out consistent with the Team’s mission statement to provide Northwest based riders with the opportunity to experience professional level racing and to use that experience to improve cycling in the Northwest.
With 2 of its riders signing professional contracts for 2007 Team AxleyUSA.com has added 2 young studs and 3 experienced northwest Veterans to the team. Trevor Mays and Lang Reynolds guest rode on the team in 2006 and will be riding full NRC schedules in 2007. Former Nutra-Fig professional Ronnie Schmeer and seasoned vets Ben Kaplan and Alec Duxberry all bring tactical savvy, class and commitment to the table. Meanwhile, AxleyUSA.com returns 7 elite riders from the 2006 roster highlighted by Ronde Ohop and Furnace Creek 508 winner Michael Emde. The team will again display strong chemistry and family atmosphere.
2007 AxleyUSA.com / Spoke and Sprocket Elite Team
Michael Pruitt (Cat 2 / Manager) – Seattle, WA
Eric Kapfhammer (Cat 2 / Assistant Manager) – North Bend, WA
Michael Emde (Cat 1 / Coach) – Spokane, WA
Ronnie Schmeer (Cat 1) – Seattle, WA
Alec Duxbury (Cat 2) – Seattle, WA
Mark Knokey (Cat 2) – Spokane, WA
Trevor Mays (Cat 1) – Boise, ID
Calvin Allen (Cat 1) -- Boise, ID
Steve Anderson (Cat 2) – Seattle, WA
Erik Scheller (Cat 2) – Gig Harbor, WA
Lang Reynolds (Cat 2) – Seattle, WA
Shawn Ongers (Cat 2) – Walla Walla, WA
Ben Kaplan (Cat 2) – Seattle, WA
Team AxleyUSA.com’s competitive focus will again be on NRC Stage Races nationally and the Senior Washington State BARR (Best All-Around Road Rider) and Washington Cup competitions locally. In 2006 the team won the Masters A BARR with Michael Emde as well as the GC at Eugene Celebration with Omer Kem.
The elite team will kick off its NRC season with the Valley of the Sun Stage Race on February 16-18th while the local season opens with the Omloop Ohop Circuit Race on February 24th.
Team AxleyUSA.com is operated by PruSports LLC, sponsored by AxleyUSA.com and co-sponsored by the Spoke & Sprocket bicycle shop. AxleyUSA.com, the exclusive U.S. distributor of Axley Eyewear enters its 2nd year as title sponsor. The Team would like to welcome Bon Appetit food management services.
For more information on the team email Michael Pruitt at email@example.com.
AxleyUSA.com 2007 Sponsors
Axley Eyewear / www.AxleyUSA.com
Spoke & Sprocket / www.spokeandsprocket.com
Bon Appetit Management Company / www.bamco.com
Ritchey Logic / www.ritcheylogic.com
Torelli / www.torelli.com
Sinclair Imports / www.sinclairimports.com
Emde Coaching / www.emdesports.com
Voler Team Apparel/ www.voler.com
CrankBrothers / www.crankbrothers.com
Tufo North America / www.tufonorthamerica.com