Shimano confirms 2016 elite triathlon sponsorship with Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team

Last Updated - November 19, 2015

(From press release)

Cycling component brand Shimano has agreed to extend its partnership with the Uplace-BMC Pro Triathlon Team (which will continue next year as the BMC-Etixx Pro Triathlon Team) into 2016 with the provision of wheels, chainsets, pedals and brakes, which will feature on the team's bikes.

In addition the sponsorship agreement also extends to Shimano footwear, Pearl iZUMi clothing and PRO handlebars, disc and tri-spoke wheels.

As part of the partnership with Shimano and its component and clothing brands PRO and Pearl iZUMi, BMC-Etixx will be provided with full Shimano DURA ACE Di2 elite racing groupsets for use during the racing season and for training in between races.

The team's riders and mechanics will be able to specify the preferred set-up for each race and each rider, with:

 

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(Uplace-BMC's Bart Aernouts in action at IM70.3 in Zell am See. Image credit: Ingo Kutsche.)

BMC-Etixx Team Manager Bob De Wolf said:

"With the addition of some significant partners for the coming season we're thrilled to take BMC-Etixx from strength to strength. The team’s mission statement is to provide maximal professional support, to optimize the performance for our athletes.  

"Obviously such can only be achieved through the commitment and contributions of our sponsors and partners. Shimano, PRO and Pearl iZUMi took us to several significant wins in 2014 and 2015 and the riders are very happy to have such high level support for the coming season.”

“The continuous commitment of Shimano allows us to build a long-term high-performance platform to develop talent and deliver victories. What’s more, Shimano is the company that all our riders want to work with so we're delighted to announce the extension of our partnership."    

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(Uplace-BMC at Iron Man Nice. Credit: David Pintens)

Shimano's Rudy Bouwmeester, Sports Marketing Manager added:

 "A successful partnership takes time to bu