Team Raleigh GAC partner with HIGH5 for 2016

Team Raleigh GAC partner with the UK’s Leading Sports Nutrition Brand HIGH5 Sports Nutrition for 2016.

Commencing on 1st January 2016, HIGH5 will become Team Raleigh GAC’s official sports nutrition supplier, rekindling a longstanding partnership for three years. The UK based Continental team, managed by Cherie Pridham, will once again use the full range of HIGH5’s innovative products, which have been scientifically tested and proven to improve performance.

Cherie Pridham said: “We have worked with HIGH5 in the past and love the fact that they have taken the time to really understand the requirements of the team. HIGH5 supply products that suit the varied events that we compete in; from seven-day endurance tours, to fast and frantic one-hour crits.

“We are working on every aspect of the team over the winter to provide the most professional products so that our new riders including Sebastián Mora, and our existing team including Triple World Champion Morgan Kniesky, can shine.” Continued Cherie.

“Being fuelled by HIGH5 is key to helping us succeed; their products not only taste good, use natural ingredients and are also both race and scientifically proven to improve performance. We look forward to working together.”

Team Raleigh GAC have proven themselves to be one of the UK’s best cycling teams, competing in both UCI Continental races, the British Cycling Elite Calendar Series and the Tour of Britain.

Wendy Lee, General Manager at HIGH5 said “Having worked with Team Raleigh GAC in the past, HIGH5 are delighted to rekindle the relationship and develop a long lasting partnership. Our previous experience with the team means that we can hit the ground running and work towards helping them achieve their goals throughout the next three years.”

Wendy added: “Nutrition is a fundamental component of any sport and some of the worlds greatest athletes have put their trust in HIGH5 and our products to help them excel in the world’s toughest sporting events.”

“Our practical, no-nonsense approach, combined with the latest developments in sports science, means that HIGH5 products are always leading edge and 100% fit for purpose.”

HIGH5 is a UK company, which prides itself on its approach to creating natural, and pioneering sports nutrition products, which are suitable for a large range of sports.

For more information on Team Raleigh GAC and HIGH5, please visit www.teamraleighgac.com and www.highfive.co.uk respectively.

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About HIGH5
HIGH5 is a UK company. Combining a practical no-nonsense approach with the latest developments in sports science means that HIGH5 products are always leading edge and 100% fit for purpose. HIGH5 continually tests its products and obtains athlete feedback. HIGH5 is the on-course nutrition at more than 700 races and events in the UK and Europe. The Company takes great pride that for over 20 years, it has produced the very best sports nutrition products available and helped athletes (including ourselves) reach their sporting objectives.

For more info visit www.highfive.co.uk

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About Team Raleigh GAC

Team Raleigh was announced in 2010 as a British UCI Continental team, with its primary sponsor, Raleigh UK. The team races in the iconic colours, so fondly remembered by the Ti Raleigh era, that is recognized world wide.

The team heads into its 6th year as Team Raleigh GAC, and will look to affirm its status as one of the UK’s top UCI British teams once again in 2016. Winners of the British Cycling Elite (Premier)Series for the 3rd year in a row.

For more information, visit www.teamraleighgac.com

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Kimberley Wells Wins In Style

Kimberley Wells (High5 Dream Team) defended her MyState Launceston Cycling Classic crown in style, saluting the sky after beating Sarah Roy (Orica-AIS) and team-mate Kendelle Hodges in front of large Launceston crowds.

The Australia national criterium champion positioned herself perfectly on the final climb, sprinting away to finish just ahead of a fast closing Roy.

“It is really great to take the win today in the green and gold,” exclaimed Canberra-based Wells. “I launched relatively early on the final climb. I took a moment or two of respite around the ‘peanut gallery’, as they were calling it, before I shot for home. It was really great out there today.”

Wells also paid her respects the Baker family, including Australian track representative Georgia Baker and Launceston Cycling Festival Race Director Nigel Baker, who lost their father/brother earlier in the year.

“High5 Dream Team were really keen to get down to Tasmania, the home state of our team-mate Georgia Baker,” Wells continued. “The Baker family suffered a tragedy this year with the loss of Georgia’s father suddenly and unexpectedly. In coming down here to race in front of these amazing crowds, we would like to pay our respects and send our love to the Baker family. When crossing the finish-line today I had the family on my mind.”

 
Images courtesy Danny Graves/ESi Sports Photography

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Fancy winning entry to the Copenhagen Marathon in 2016?

We are running a competition to win entry into the Copenhagen Marathon. The Copenhagen Marathon 2016 course is a one loop course starting in the harbour front on Islands Brygge, continuing through Inner Copenhagen, Østerbro, Nørrebro and Vesterbro and back to the starting point at Islands Brygge.

Being launched off into the course over the iconic Langebro across the city harbour, runners will be able to take in a panoramic view of the city with its architectonic monuments and historical towers. Now, a veritable sightseeing tour around the city of Copenhagen is awaiting.

Covering most of central Copenhagen, runners get to experience the different atmospheres and moods that feature each and every area of the city, including the green Østerbro, the multi-cultural Nørrebro, the ultra hip Vesterbro and back across the harbour to the finish on Islands Brygge.

Course Features

  • The Copenhagen Marathon 2016 course is a round course from and to Islands Brygge
  • The course has a complete flat elevation profile
  • A genuine city marathon, the course runs only through the central parts of Copenhagen
  • The course surface is mainly asphalt with a few short cobblestone stretches
  • The course is measured and approved by the Danish Athletic Federation DAF and the International Association of Athletics Federations IAAF/AIMS

Fancy running a new PB or even attempting your first full marathon? To enter, click here.

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Team Dimension Data given World Tour status for 2016

The International Cycling Union (UCI) recently announced  that MTN Qhubeka Pb Samsung, which will race as Team Dimension Data in 2016, has received a World Tour license for the 2016 season.

Team MTN – Qhubeka have had a fantastic 2015 season winning stages in grand tours and making their mark in some of the biggest races in the world. This success has now helped them in receiving a World Tour license. A dream which has been made through hard work, great partnerships, incredible riders and some exceptional performances from both riders and staff.

As a World Tour team, Team Dimension Data believe they will be able to mobilise more people on bicycles through the Qhubeka Charity and their #BicyclesChangeLives campaign.

In addition, Team Dimension Data have also  announced that they will be registering a UCI Continental in 2016. The team will be based out of their training center in Lucca, Italy and will allow the young, up and coming African riders to race a solid European season.

Douglas Ryder – Team Principal
This is incredible, I am so happy for this team, our partners and all the staff and riders that have worked so hard over the years to keep building this team to push beyond the boundaries and believe that anything is possible. To get this news on our training camp in Cape Town as we are bonding with our new team for the future is simply the best motivation to move forward into 2016.

Brett Dawson – CEO Dimension Data

As the title sponsor, we’re extremely proud to be part of the team’s iconic rise from one of the five wild cards teams to ride in this year’s Tour de France to World Tour status. We look forward to accelerating our journey together and continue to play a role in developing African riders into professional cyclists who will compete in some of the world’s greatest cycling events.

Team MTN-Qhubeka raced with the support of High5 products during their 2015 season and High5 are very happy to have accompanied them on their journey to World Tour level.

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