Kenda Racing Team Update
Mary McConneloug and Michael Broderick
From Kenda USA: 1/26/2009
Two Time Olympian Mary McConneloug and teammate Michael Broderick will continue managing their custom-tailored race program racing under the title name: Team Kenda-Seven-NoTubes. The duo is thrilled to announce the continuation of their race program under this title sponsorship and is proud to step into the 2009 season backed by three of the most outstanding companies in the industry.
“Kenda Tires has stood with us through a vast transition from our pure grass roots to the program that we have come into today. Mike and I are thrilled to be signing an unprecedented second four- year contract with Kenda that will see us through the 2012 season. Kenda is renowned for its outstanding tires as well as for its flagship role in providing support to the U.S. mountain bike scene as a whole. We look forward to helping maintain Kenda’s #1 tire manufacturer status in the US while taking aim at expanding Kenda’s presence in all the places we travel and race. It is a huge honor and opportunity to continue representing this great company.”
“Long-time sponsor, Seven Cycles continues to provide the core ingredients of what we consider to be the finest race bikes on the planet. Our stunning, custom- built Seven frames are dreamt-up, engineered and hand-crafted at one of the most soulful, thought-forward factories in the industry. A telling testament to Seven’s quality is their ability to craft an ultra high performance frame that is durable enough to compete at two consecutive Olympic games and on both occasions (four years apart) offer a feeling that we were going into the races with a significant equipment based advantage. At Seven Cycles, this elite level of performance and durability is the standard with everything they produce. ”
“Mike and I are proud to announce the addition of NoTubes as a title sponsors for 2009. We have a long history of working along side NoTubes and it is a great honor to have them with us as a core supporter. NoTubes brings a unique unrestricted perspective that has time and again been a catalyst for a pure innovation, bringing- about revolutionary things others said could not be done. NoTubes is responsible for creating some of the most sought after products in the bike racing world. Working with them as a title sponsor will allow us to pull all the stops with regard to going fast on the bikes.”
“We look forward to showcasing the outstanding products and technologies that all three companies bring to the table. We are happy to be able to develop a program with companies that are so well equipped to offer us the tools we need for ultimate race performance. It is especially rewarding to be utilizing products that we believe in and that we feel can also positively influence just about anyone’s cycling experience–no matter what you are using your bike for.”
For 2009 Team KENDA-Seven-NoTubes will focus on an international competition schedule including the World Cups, World Championships, Continental Championships and domestic races throughout Europe and other points abroad. On the domestic side the team will be present to defend Mary’s national title at the US National Championships as well as attend several races in the ProXCT and Kenda Cups.
Thanks again for your interest and support in what we are doing. Best wishes for 2009 and beyond!