Champion System Announces Title Sponsorship of Pro Cycling Team in US
Champion System – Stan’s NoTubes will focus on USA criterium racing
BROOKLYN, NEW YORK (December 6, 2013) - Champion System, a worldwide leader in custom technical apparel officially announces the title sponsorship of the Champion System - Stan’s NoTubes Pro Team. Champion System - Stan’s NoTubes (CS-SNT) is a domestic professional cycling team based in New York City. The team specializes in criterium racing, with its 2014 focus on the National Criterium Calendar (NCC) and USA Crits, in addition to several one-day races on the National Racing Calendar (NRC) and some international race opportunities.
”We are very honored and excited at the opportunity to step up to the UCI level for 2014. Champion System and Stan’s NoTubes are two of the most innovative companies in the cycling industry, so to have them as partners truly elevates our program”, said Igor Volshteyn, one of the team owners. “We have carefully selected a roster for next year that we are confident will deliver the results our sponsors seek and establish us as one of the leading criterium teams in the US,” added Mitchell Jacaruso, also one of the team owners.
Champion System will supply complete training and racing apparel to the team, as well as test a variety of new products with the team for feedback and product development. Champion System has been a sponsor of the team since it began in 2012 and its sponsorship of the team shows its commitment to fostering cycling in the USA. “We are proud to see the Champion System - Stan’s NoTubes take the leap to become a UCI registered professional team,” said Charlie Issendorf, VP of Champion System. “From humble beginnings as a local New York City based amateur team, they have continued to raise the bar each year. They have been instrumental in providing valuable feedback to improve our products.”
Issac Howe is one of the premier riders to join the roster in 2014. Howe joins the 2014 CS-SNT roster from SmartStop/Mtn Khakis. “Champsys Stan’s NoTubes has always been an impressively run team. It was apparent on the teams inception that it had to potential to become a really strong force in the US cycling scene, not just because of the riders wearing the jerseys but also because of the people who are backing the team,” said Howe. “I am more than thrilled to be a part of this team, and I am equally as excited to spend another year wearing Champion System clothing. The summer skin suits are one of a kind and have become a staple for racing in the summer heat.”
CS-SNT was founded two years ago as a development program in the Northeast. During its first year, the team finished 3rd overall at USA Crits, achieved a podium at USA Elite National Championships and had numerous regional wins. In 2013 the team took a large step forwards, achieving numerous UCI/NRC podium appearances and a win at Athens Twilight. The team also finished 3rd overall in USA Crits and 4th overall in the NCC as the top amateur team.
“I am really happy that I will be wearing Champion System clothing again in 2014. I have raced on a lot of different clothing in my career and Champion System is by far the nicest stuff I have trained and raced in.,” said Conor Mullervy, a multi-year rider for the team. “I am really excited to get the opportunity to race back at the professional level. I could not think of a better team to do it with.”
For 2014, CS-SNT has stepped up to the pro ranks as a UCI Continental team and will compete head-to-head against the top professional teams in the country.
“As presenting sponsor for the third consecutive year, we've enjoyed a great relationship with the ChampSys team and are excited to support them as they advance the scope of their program,” said Cindy Koziatek of Stan’s NoTubes. “It's a pleasure to share their vision as they jump into the UCI camp.”
“I am very excited to work closely again with Champion System in 2014 and give input of product design to make us even faster. Champion System is a company that loves their athletes and likes to hear what your thinking and I love having that sponsor/athlete relationship,” said Kevin Mullervy.
CS-SNT Professional Team Roster
Andrés Alzate Escobar (Colombia)
Michael Chauner (West Chester, PA)
Gavriel Epstein (Englewood, NJ/Canada)
Isaac Howe (Concord, NH)
Adam Leibovitz (Indianapolis, IN)
Ariel Mendez-Peñate (San Rafael, CA)
Conor Mullervy (Boulder, CO)
Kevin Mullervy (Boulder, CO)
Allan Rego (Tiverton, RI)
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About Champion System
Champion System, a worldwide leader in custom technical apparel, was founded in 2005 and has quickly earned the reputation as a company offering the finest quality handmade garments for a wide range of sports and activities. Strong customer relationships and close collaboration with the world's top athletes has been the key to Champion System's success. Its distinctive and stylish garments are worn by Olympians, National and World Champions and recreational athletes of all levels. Champion System's goal is to allow the customer to be their own brand and be known for its commitment to pioneering innovative, race-proven garments that can be customized with virtually any design. It has revolutionized sublimation printing, redefined garment construction and simplified the custom ordering process. With offices in 22 countries Champion System continues to set the standard in the custom apparel industry.
About the CS-SNT Professional Team
Champion System – Stan’s NoTubes (CS-SNT), founded in 2012, began as a development program in the Northeast. During its first year, the team finished 3rd overall at USA Crits, achieved a podium at USA Elite National Championships and had numerous regional wins. In 2013 the team took a large step forwards, achieving numerous UCI/NRC podiums (Redlands, Tour of the Gila and Tour de Beauce) and a win at USA Crits (Athens Twilight). The team also finished 3rd overall in USA Crits and 4th overall in the NCC (top amateur team). For 2014, CS-SNT has decided to step up to the pro ranks as a UCI Continental team and compete head-to-head against the top professional teams in the country. In addition to Champion System and Stan’s NoTubes, the team is sponsored by Morrison & Foerster LLP, Lenox Advisors, Fifth Avenue Financial, Argon 18, IRC Tire, Arundel, Bont, Clif Bar, Giro, ISM Seat, K-Edge, MoJo Compression Garments, Shimano, Smith Optics, Speedplay, StrengthTape and Thomson. The team is owned and managed by 9W Sports Group LLC.