German company Storck Bicycle and American team Vanderkitten Racing have announced a multi-year sponsorship deal that will place the Elite Women’s Team on Storck road bikes beginning with the 2009 racing season.
“Our organization enjoyed a terrific 2008 season and we are confident that 2009 will be even more successful now that we will be riding Storcks,” said Robin Zellner, Managing Director of Vanderkitten Racing.
“We are delighted to be associated with this first rate team and are looking forward to a strong partnership which will benefit both our dealers and consumers”, said Dave Goeppner, GM for Storck in the US.
Vanderkitten Racing was established in 2007 and finished the 2008 season with a first-place team ranking in the USA Crits Series. Plans for 2009 include the creation of Vanderkitten Club Teams in various cities across the US. The title sponsor, Vanderkitten, designs cycling apparel and lifestyle clothing for women.
Vanderkitten Racing was previously sponsored by Ahrens and BH Bikes.