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2006 Team rosters

Garneau Optik team

The new Garneau Optik team
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Louis Garneau has announced its sponsorship of the Garneau Optik team. This cycling team has six racers from Quebec and New Brunswick, Canada. This new senior team was created to encourage young cyclists who want to participate in the 2008 Olympic Games and become pros.

David Veilleux is among these cyclists. David, an athlete from Quebec, has been sponsored by Louis Garneau since the beginning of his cycling career. He won the Tour de l'Abitibi in 2005 while racing with the Élicycle Sports-Experts Louis-Garneau Team. For his first year as a senior, David will be in good company with the other members of the Garneau Optik Team.

The Garneau Optik Team is managed and captained by Alexandre Lavallée. Together with Lavallée and Veilleux, Phil Cortes, Jamie Lamb, Mathieu Roy and Jean-Michel Lachance will form the line up. The team aims to win Canada's top races such as the Canadian Championships, the Tour de Beauce and the Classique Louis-Garneau Montreal-Quebec.

Besides Louis Garneau, which is promoting its new sunglasses collection through the team, other sponsors are Ogilvy Renault, Chatel Automobiles/Mercedes-Benz, Info 800, Aquafina, Shimano, Edge, FSA, Vittoria and Soprema.

The Garneau Optik Team has a full schedule, and two of its members have already won medals, the first and third places at the first provincial race of 2006: the Classique Chlorophylle.

2006 team rosters