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Tech News Flash – August 29, 2008

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Scott steps in as Team Columbia bicycle sponsor

By James Huang

We don't know what parts Team Columbia will be riding yet, but Columbia's Mark Cavendish and company will be on Scott's Addict LTD for 2009.
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In what has quickly shaped up to be a whirlwind year of team and sponsor changes, Scott Bicycles will apparently be the official equipment sponsor of USA's Team Columbia beginning with the 2009 season.

Team Columbia's bikes are currently supplied by Giant but that association was put into doubt after Giant announced its support of a trio of Rabobank squads beginning next season. Likewise, Scott was already assumed to have been searching for a team after announcing it would cease sponsorship of the still-fresh Scott-American Beef team after 2008. Although none of the involved parties have yet released any official word, the newly updated Scott web site has effectively done so as its top-end Addict LTD is now coined as "the official equipment of Team Columbia."

Exact terms of the agreement were not yet known but we will continue to provide updates as information becomes available.