August 10, 2007 – The UCI was pleased to learn of the decision of German companies T-Mobile and Milram to continue their commitment to cycling despite difficult times for the sport in Germany recently.
The UCI congratulates both companies for their responsible attitude and solidarity towards the whole family of cycling. The trust they have shown represents a solid basis upon which to support the common efforts of all stakeholders in cycling to progress towards a more stable future.
The UCI considers T-Mobile, who also sponsor a women’s team, and Milram, to be very important partners. In light of the fact that Germany will host the Road World Championships in Stuttgart from September 25-30, their commitment will certainly have an extremely beneficial effect on the climax of the racing season.
According to Pat McQuaid, UCI President, “The decisions of T-Mobile and Milram are a further signal of the determination with which cycling is battling a very unfavourable situation.”
The UCI President added that he was “convinced that the World Championships in Stuttgart will allow our magnificent sport to restore its image, both in Germany and the rest of the world.”
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