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Speed Concept for LEOPARD TREK
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Sunday 9th January 2011


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Just prior to the Ironman World Championships in Kona last October, we brought you a profile of some of the custom painted Trek Speed Concept bikes that were being ridden on the Big Island by Chris Lieto, Julie Dibens and Fraser Cartmell. While Chris didn't have his best overall race, his 4:23:21 bike split (on the way to an 11th placed finish), was the third fastest bike split ever in Kona.

This week Trek announced that they were to become co-title sponsor of the Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project, which has gained huge amounts of press prior to its launch and naming earlier this week - as LEOPARD TREK - with a very strong rider line up including the Schleck brothers and time trial / classics king Fabian 'Spartacus' Cancellara.

Here is the news on that - and of course, a sneak preview at the Speed Concept bikes you can confidently expect Fabian to be crushing the opposition on against the clock later this year.


Trek Bicycle announced today, along with Luxembourg-based Leopard True Racing, its co-title sponsorship of the formerly unnamed Luxembourg Pro Cycling Project, creating the LEOPARD TREK cycling team. Featuring podium regulars Fränk and Andy Schleck, as well as classics king Fabian Cancellara, LEOPARD TREK will race team-issued Trek Madone and Speed Concept bicycles throughout 2011 and beyond.

Team LEOPARD TREK Speed Concept

After dominating 13 Grand Tours in the past 12 years, Trek's intimate relationship with professional cycling programs has persistently propelled riders to the pinnacle of their sport. Trek's Race Department will play an integral role in the foundation of the new team, supplying all LEOPARD TREK team cycling equipment and serving as day-to-day technical advisors.

“Ultimately we're driven by the idea that we can make riders go faster,” said Trek's Race Department Manager, Scott Daubert. “We've developed a solid knowledge base that we have continued to build upon and expanded for more than a decade. It's amazing when you see that work pay off and know that you helped be a catalyst for real, tangible results. It's why I get up in the morning. It's what we do best.”

Team LEOPARD TREK Speed Concept

A real sense of confidence surrounds Team LEOPARD TREK riders and staff, as they have already begun preparations for the 2011 race calendar, dialing in measurements, making adjustments and getting acclimated to their new equipment.

“Trek is more than just a bike sponsor,” said LEOPARD TREK team leader Fränk Schleck, “they are our partner, our teammate, as important as any rider on the team. They will make us faster.”

Trek Bicycles are sold exclusively through Authorized Trek Retailers. For more information about Trek and to find the Trek Retailer nearest you, visit www.trekbikes.com.


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