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LEGENDS AND RISING STARS ROLL ON HUTCHINSON
- THE WINNINGEST TIRE OF THE LAST 120 YEARS -

Sacramento, CA - From the most successful racers ever on Hutchinson tires, to the next generation of cycling superstars, the athletes on Teams RadioShack and SpiderTech will put the finest rubber to the ground in the fifth running of the Tour of California.

Having ridden on Hutchinson Tires for most of the existence of the 7-Eleven/Motorola/US Postal dynasty, Team RadioShack once again relies on the tire technology that has helped win 24 Tours de France, including 8 of the last 11.

Team SpiderTech, powered by Planet Energy, are a relatively new squad led by Tour de France veteran Steve Bauer. SpiderTech has been a partner with Hutchinson since their inception three years ago.

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"In today's competitive cycling environment, it's crucial that we have our riders using the best equipment," states Johan Bruyneel, Team Manager of RadioShack. "Nothing can be overlooked, and it's important that we align ourselves with partners who are committed to the same high standards. Hutchinson has been part of our history and success; and our mechanics and riders know what they get in a Hutchinson tire - quality, durability & better performance. That confidence allows us all to focus on our job of winning races."

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Tour de France and Olympic Cycling legend Steve Bauer insisted on using Hutchinson tires from the inception of Team SpiderTech.

"The legacy of Hutchinson Tires is peerless, and I wanted my team riders to have the highest level of product possible as they rise through the ranks. Hutchinson tires have helped our team win 12 UCI stage victories thus far in 2010. The Road Tubeless technology is the next generation of cycling versatilty and performance. We can't wait to show California and the World what SpiderTech and Hutchinson can do together and aspire to keep the podium performances rolling."
About Hutchinson

Hiram Hutchinson, an American expatriate, founded Hutchinson in France in 1853 and began producing bicycle tires in 1890.

Starting with Henri Pelissier's Tour de France victory in 1923, legends from Jacques Anquetil to Anne-Caroline Chausson, Nicolas Vouilloz, the Seven-Time Tour de France winning Postal/Discovery Team and current Olympic and multi-time World Champion Julien Absalon have proven the superiority of Hutchinson tire technology.

Hutchinson-equipped racers have won 24 Tours de France, including eight of the last eleven. Look for Hutchinson at the front of the pack on teams RadioShack, Francaise de Jeux, Bouygues Bbox, SpiderTech and more in 2010.