May 28, 2014

Skoda UK gears up as an official partner of Team Raleigh

Skoda UK has announced a two-year partnership, which will see the manufacturer become the Official Partner of the UCI continental level cycling squad, Team Raleigh. A long-standing champion of cycling worldwide, Skoda UK provides vehicles to the Tour
de France, Tour of Britian and Prudential RideLondon as well as other major cycling events across the world.

Skoda UK will resume its Official Partner status to pro cycling team, Team Raleigh, following a year-long break. The partnership will see the team receive full use of three Octavia Estate support vehicles as riders compete in major cycling races throughout the UK and Europe during 2014.

The Team Raleigh 2014 squad includes Premier Calendar winner, Evan Oliphant, Rutland-Melton Classic winner, Alexandre Blain, and under-23 Manx rider, Mark Christian. The team will take on an exciting race programme, which will see them participate in the Tour Series and Ride London Classic among other races this year. 

"With Skoda's heritage firmly rooted in cycling, we're proud to support another of Britain's leading professional cycling teams and extend our association with the sport in the UK. As Team Raleigh competes in world-class races throughout 2014, our vehicles will be on hand to provide the support and reliability to enable its riders to perform to their very best," said Emily Burns, Communications Manager, Skoda UK.

Cherie Pridham, Team Manager, Team Raleigh, added, "This year we welcome back some of our most talented riders of 2013, and it is only fitting that our Offical Partner matches in terms of sporting calibre. As a leader in the field of cycling support worldwide, we are proud to have the backing of Skoda UK and look forward to extending this partnership through 2014 and beyond."


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