At the risk of being redundant, here is the 411 on Team raceAthlete. The official press release is out, the details have been released, and there is good news for everyone.
First, for those signed up for Ironman Wisconsin 2007, there is the opportunity to Train Like the Pros. The story goes something like this:
You can train and race like a professional in 2007.
Team raceAthlete in conjunction with CycleOps Power, Zipp Speed Weaponry, BMC Bicycles, D3 Multisport, NUUN and 2XU will showcase the improvements that can be achieved through world class equipment and training by sponsoring age-group triathletes.
The chosen triathletes will get state-of-the-art PowerTap SL's by CycleOps Power to help them train and monitor their progress with ultimate power andefficiency.
Swiss-based BMC Bicycles will provide them with proven bicycle technology-the TTO2 Time Machine which is very similar to the bike ridden at the Tour de France.
Zipp Speed Weaponry will provide world class speed and aerodynamic wheels and components. These are the same wheels ridden by champion triathletes like Peter Reid.
D3 Multisport will provide comprehensive coaching and training plans for the athletes to help them with expert advice and today's most cutting edge training tools for peak performance.
2XU apparel will provide state of the art training and racing apparel to help propel the athletes to the winner's circle.
NUUN will provide one year's supply of refreshing portable electrolyte hydration.
For complete details, to join the team and to apply to get sponsored click here.
Please note that if you have already joined Team raceAthlete, or emailed your interest in getting sponsored, you still have to submit a new application by clicking on the link above.
Sponsored triathletes will be chosen by Team raceAthlete and notified by email or phone by October 23, 2006.
We're building a real and virtual team of endurance athletes that will have exclusive access to online coaching, a bike mechanic, product discounts and promotions, and other valuable resources.
An additional bit of valuable information is that sponsorship opportunities are not limited to only those registered for IM MOO '07. While the full sponsorships will go to those individuals, other team members will be selected to receive partial sponsorship. Team raceAthlete is truly aimed at being an inclusive group, with special emphasis on age-group triathletes.
So, sign up to be a part of the team. Whether racing short courses, long courses, other IM races, or the big cheese IM Wisconsin 2007 event, all are welcome and all will benefit.