Cofidis Pro Cycling Team has selected American Classic as their wheel sponsor for the2012 season.

And with immediate results!

In their first race as Wheel Sponsors, on the latest version of AC's Carbon 38 tubular wheel set, Samuel Dumolin wins the season opening GP Marseillaise France.

The team consists of four squads who will train and race on American Classic tubular carbon and alloy wheels on the European pro circuit. Bill Shook, American Classic founder and design engineer says, "We are going to the next level with this partnership with Cofidis. Samuel's win is the perfect way to start our 30th year anniversary season. The riders have fast wheels for all race conditions, cobblestones, time trials and sprinting. Joining Cofidis riders and technical is the ideal platform for testing current and new technology." Cofidis will race the AC carbon tubular 38, 58, 85, carbon tt disk wheels. We've also created an all new prototype aluminum tubular that's currently a team only wheel and not yet on the market. The team will train on American Classic's 420 Aero 3 wheelsets. Shook concludes, "Cofidis and American Classic are well aligned with the philosophy of teamwork, passion and determination. This is my dream come true after 30 years, to work with riders of this level to develop my unique ideas and help them compete at their best."