2006 Team rosters
Masi-Adobe Road Cycling Team
Canadian club Steamer Racing has announced the formation of the Masi-Adobe Road Cycling Team. The team has planned an ambitious road racing program for the upcoming race year with a mix of seasoned athletes and emerging talented riders.
The team will be riding the new top of the line Masi 3VC Volumetrica full carbon frames. Anyone who has seen the movie Breaking Away, the movie that launched thousands of cyclists, knows Masi bikes. With the 2006 relaunch of Masi in Canada, Masi-Adobe will be riding the latest offering from the Italian born brand. Adobe digital solutions continues its long association with Steamer Racing as a main sponsor for the team.
The Masi Adobe 2006 team bike
"We are very excited to showcase the Masi brand in Canada" said Paul Blanchette, founder, owner and manager of Steamer Racing. "Their support and the continued support of Adobe will ensure that we can race at the highest level in what is now some of North America's best racing. We are also very proud to link our team with a fundraising component, the Multiple Sclerosis Bike Tour." Masi-Adobe and the MS Society are teaming together to help promote the MS Bike Tours, which raise funds for MS research.
"For 2006 we have pumped up our team line up", said Blanchette. Multiple Canadian National and Provincial champion and Commonwealth Games medalist Scott Goguen brings his on and off bike talents to the team. "Other exciting additions are the consistently strong Sean Dawson and newcomer Kevin Noiles, a former Nova Scotia road race champion." Backed by the Slater twins, Scott and Brad, the experience of Carl Jacobson, and emerging talents in Damian Waugh, Jordan Guenette and David Goosen, the Masi-Adobe Road Cycling Team has the talent and commitment to make a strong showing throughout the upcoming race year.
"We simply could not put this together without the support of our partners: the sponsors," continued Blanchette. Alongside title sponsors Masi and Adobe, the team will be equipping their bikes with Ritchey handlebar, stem and carbon seatposts, FSA carbon cranksets and time trial bars, Panaracer tires, Fi'zi:k saddles, Mavic wheels, and Axiom accessories. The riders will be outfitted with Rudy Project helmets and sunglasses, adidas Cycling shoes, gloves and socks, and full custom race clothing by local company Sugoi. Minoura are providing their trainers for those critical warm ups and Vetta bike computers will tell the riders how fast they and their hearts are going. KINeSYS will provide performance sunscreen and skin care products. Additional financial support is provided by Canadian Diamond and Synergy Business Lawyers.
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