Louis Garneau Announces Sponsorship of Team Type 1

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Six years after the sponsorship of the Saturn Professional Cycling Team, Louis Garneau is proud to once again partner with Tom Schuler, founder of Team Sports, Inc. and General Manager of Team Type 1. The helmet and apparel sponsorship of Team Type 1, the only professional cycling team in the world with a mission to instill hope and inspiration for people around the world affected by diabetes, will represent a milestone in Louis Garneau history and a stepping stone of brand development similar to impact the Saturn Professional Cycling Team bestowed on Louis Garneau. This partnership will represent the largest commitment Louis Garneau has made to the cycling industry because not only does it associate with one of the top UCI Domestic Based Men’s Team, but in 2009 Team Type 1 is expanding to include a triathlon team, a developmental squad, a women’s professional squad and two teams for the Race Across America (RAAM): Team Type 1 and Team Type 2. “The concept of supporting a group of athletes that represent all levels of cycling and triathlon is the exact match for Louis Garneau who markets our brand as the ‘Cycling and Triathlon Solution,’” says Pierre Perron, Marketing Director.

The pro team will be geared in up in some of the most technological and innovative clothing and helmets available including:

Carbon Ion Equipe Jersey- Developed for riders demanding a streamlined fit, the ultimate in styling, and fabrics that meet the test for comfort and maximum performance. High performance fit intended for pro cyclists. Extremely lightweight and quick drying. Radio pocket inside center back pockets are elasticized for a secure fit. Flatlock seams eliminate abrasion.

Power Bibs- Power Lycra base optimizes muscle performance, supports blood circulation, and is perfect for high intensity rides. Powermesh upper back is a skin-friendly mesh with compression properties to enhance performance. Conventional gripper is replace by a compressive Powerband that reduces lower leg pressure, provides muscle support, and does not restrict blood circulation. Contrasting flatlock seams are less abrasive and provide a “pro” look. Airgel Chamois.

Diamond Helmet- The Diamond represents our greatest achievement in helmets. At 285 grams and over 40 vents, we have designed a helmet to out perform the competition. Through patented technology, we have unleashed an absurd amount of ventilation while still meeting safety standards.

Superleggera Helmet- Our designers call the Superleggera, the pinnacle of TT helmet evolution. The Superlegegra once again pushes the limits of performance through the study of laminar airflow, weight reduction, and redistribution of weight to allow for a longer aero position.


Speed Skinsuits- The most aerodynamic fabric on the market for speeds of 15 to 45 mph. Optimal muscle support, supports blood circulation, wicks moisture, this one-piece skin is built for speed. With a sublimated power gripper that reduces lower leg pressure and provides muscle support. Speed Tech fabric’s dimpled mesh construction allows for increased ventilation and comfort, but also reduces drag and improves aerodynamics.

Team Type 1 is the only professional cycling team in the world with a mission to instill hope and inspiration for people around the world affected by diabetes. It was created in 2004 by two racers with Type 1 diabetes, Phil Southerland and Joe Eldridge. The pair led the squad to back-to-back victories in the Race Across America (RAAM) in 2006 and 2007 before joining Fabio Calabria and Timothy Hargrave as two of four professional riders with Type 1 diabetes on the roster in 2008. The athletes with diabetes in these programs serve as examples that diabetes can be controlled through diet, exercise and the use of the best treatment and technology available today.

Team Type 1 Pro Team Roster includes:

2009 MEN’S TEAM

Director Sportif: Vassili Davidenko (RUS)
Assistant Director: Gord Fraser (CAN)
General Manager: Tom Schuler (USA)
Assistant Manager: Marc Colbert (USA)
Head Soigneur: Bill Haelsen (USA)
Assistant Soigneur/ Logistics: Sergey Davidenko (RUS)
Head Mechanic: Doug Berner (USA)
Mechanics: Chris Davidson (USA), Alex Banyay (USA)

ALDAPE CHAVEZ, Moises (MEX)
ANTHONY, Jesse (USA)
*CALABRIA, Fabio (AUS)
*ELDRIDGE, Joe (USA)
ESCUELA, Ricardo (ARG)
HANSON, Ken (USA)
HOLT, Dan (USA)
ILESIC, Aldo Ino (SLO)
JONES, Chris (USA)
KOBZARENKO, Valeriy (UKR)
LILL, Darren (RSA)
MACGREGOR, Ian (USA)
MILNE, Shawn (USA)
*SOUTHERLAND, Phil (USA)
*VAN den EYNDE, Willem (BEL)
WILSON, Matt (AUS)

* indicates riders with Type 1 diabetes

2009 WOMEN’S TEAM

Director Sportif: Jack Seehafer (USA)

BALDERAS, Veronica Leal (MEX)
CROWELL, Jacquelyn (USA).
*HANLEY, Monique (AUS)
MC RAE, Jennifer (USA)
*PATTON, Patton, (USA)
POWERS, Alison (USA)
SCHNEIDER< Samantha (USA)
KELLY, Kori (USA) Fargo, N.D.

*indicates riders with Type 1 diabetes

Team Type 1′s Elite/Development Team is exclusive to athletes with Type 1 diabetes and will form the basis of this year’s squad for RAAM. The squad while also compete in a number of amateur cycling events nationwide (including road racing, mountain biking and cyclocross).

Elite Team Manager: Bob Schrank (USA)
Development Team Manager: Timothy Powell (USA)
RAAM Crew Chief: Dave Eldridge (USA)

BANNINK, Jeff (USA)
BENNETT, Simon (AUS)
BOWDEN, Alex (USA)
BROOKS, Matt (USA)
DRISCOLL, Adam (USA)
HARGRAVE, Tim (NZL)
KNABE, Lonny (USA)
MEAD, Andy (USA)
POWELL, Timothy (USA)
ROSE, Kyle (USA)
SCHRANK, Bob (USA)
SPONSEL, Alistair (USA/GBR)
SUPRENANT, Mark (USA)
WHITE, Kerry (AUS)

2008 Team Type 1 Triathletes
(Athletes have Type 1 diabetes)

BARTELS, Nathan (USA)
ELY, Laura (USA)
GILDON, Bradford (USA)
HEYER, Bobby (USA)
KINGERY, Tom (USA)
LOVETT, Mandy (USA)
PAST, Angela (CAN)
POWELL, Kevin (USA)
SCHERB, Cliff (USA)
VOGEL, Matt (USA)

The success of Team Type 1 paved the way for the creation of Team Type 2 for 2009. This eight-person team comprised entirely of cyclists who live with Type 2 diabetes will compete in the Race Across America endurance bicycle race.

Manager: Bob Avritt (USA)

AVRITT, Bob (USA)
ANDERSON, John (USA)
CHAISSON, Bob (USA)
CLEVELAND, Lawrence (USA)
COWLEY, Peter (USA)
DOLAN, Tim (USA)
THUL, Mark (USA)
VOORHEES, Dennis (USA)

About Louis Garneau

For over 25 years, Louis Garneau has been producing and patenting the leading apparel, helmets, shoes, accessories, and frames for cycling and triathlon. Garneau’s technical products push the limits of excellence and performance. With distribution in over 36 countries, Louis Garneau is a leader in its industry. Louis Garneau continues to support the cycling community. For more information, please visit www.louisgarneau.com.

About the author: Thien Dinh

Thien Dinh gained most his cycling knowledge the old fashioned way, by immersing himself in the sport. From 2007 to early 2013, Thien served as RoadBikeReview Site Manager, riding daily while putting various cycling products through its paces. A native of California, Thien also enjoys tinkering with photography and discovering new music.


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