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Specialized Sponsors A Slew Of Athletes In 2004
Fri Jan 30, 2004
Source: Bicycle Retailer
MORGAN HILL, CA - Specialized's 2004 international sponsored teams and athletes include the following: Mario Cipollini and the Domina Vacanze-Elitron-RDZ Squad; Fred Rodriguez and the Acqua e Sapone team; Victory Brewing North American based women's professional team; Ironman world champion Peter Reid; Xterra former world champions Conrad Stoltz and Candy Angle; UCI XC mountain bike world champion Filip Meirhaeghe; Olympic silver medalist Barbara Blatter; and two time Olympic gold medalist Paola Pezzo.
Specialized is also sponsoring its Specialized USA Factory Team; the USA Cycling U23 team; Ned Overend; the Lunatic Fringe downhill and freeride squad; adventure mountain bike racing outfit Team Montrail; and the Factory BMX team, which includes 16-year-old Thomas Hancock and 20-year-old Cory Coffrey, who recently finished an all-girl BMX U.S. tour.
Specialized also got its bicycles under current AMA 250 supercross and national 250 motocross champion Ricky Carmichael and U.S. Open motocross champion Chad Reed. Carmichael and Reed are riding Specialized road bikes for general fitness training.
We proudly announce our 2004 Global Athlete roster:
Freeride & Downhill Mountain Bike
The Specialized Lunatic Fringe are the newest and most visually stimulating members of the Specialized family. Consisting of eight riders from around the world, the Lunatic Fringe is poised to unleash fury upon road gaps, chutes, ladders, and DH runs from Lake Geneva to the Finland Station. Joining Godfather of Freeride Brett Tippie (CAN) are:
Darren Berrecloth (CAN)
Jordie Lunn (CAN)
Matt Hunter (CAN)
Steve Romaniuk (CAN)
Chris Powell (USA)
Vic Marlow (USA)
Anneke Beerten (DE)
Riding the stout new Specialized Demo 9, the Lunatics will embark upon a frenzied global tour in early March. Stay tuned to specialized.com for further developments.
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