March 12, 2017 – As the new mountain bike season kicks off all around the world, Garneau® is extremely proud to announce a new 2-year global partnership with the Clif Pro Mountain Bike Team. Garneau® will be supplying cycling apparel to the best women’s MTB team in the world, which includes Olympic bronze medalist and 2-time World Champion Catharine Pendrel, multiple world cup winners and several national champions in both mountain biking and cyclocross.
The team will race for the first time with their new Garneau® Women’s Course skinsuit at the Sea Otter Classic in April. This new product was developed for women right from the start. It offers many key features especially made for female riders, like the mesh front covered panel under the jersey, a women’s racer fit and a patented chamois made specifically for women. This piece is the fruit of more than 4 months of extra development time with the input of Clif Pro Team’s most experienced riders.
“This partnership is a great opportunity for Garneau® to connect with the mountain bike community across the world,” said Garneau Global Marketing Director, Eric Sakalowsky. “We’ve been offering a complete line of MTB clothing, much of it with women’s-specific designs, for years and both our custom and in-line clothes fit well for cross-country, all mountain and enduro. Our association with the Clif Pro Team is also an important statement to promote women’s cycling. Garneau® is so proud to work with these great female athletes, who are true role models on and off the bike. Plus, we’re passionate about mountain biking!”
”The Clif Pro Team is thrilled that Garneau® has decided to sponsor us through 2018”, said Clif Pro Team General Manager Dave McLaughlin. “We have riders who are on the Canadian National and Olympic teams, so they’ve already been in Garneau for some years. They couldn’t stop talking about the quality products and service they offer, and I’m pleased to say the partnership is off to a great start. We are really happy that the stars have aligned to make this happen and are looking forward to cultivating this great relationship.”