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Monday, 15 January 2007

ToyotaToyota - As Title Sponsor, Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. will be the team’s exclusive truck and car sponsor. Toyota will also provide marketing, advertising and promotional support to TUT. The multi-year deal marks Toyota’s first-ever sponsorship of a domestic road cycling team. Toyota established operations in the United States in 1957 and currently operates ten manufacturing plants including one under construction. There are more than 1,400 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in the U.S. which sell more than 2 million vehicles a year. Toyota directly employs over 32,000 in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than $13 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design.


Fuji - Since 1899, Fuji has been recognized as one of the top manufacturers of a complete line of premium bicycles. The Fuji brand is marketed worldwide by over 40 global distributors. In the U.S., Fuji is sold exclusively through specialty retailers. Fuji’s parent company, Advanced Sports, Inc., also manufactures SE Bikes, one of the original and most innovative BMX brands. ASI’s worldwide headquarters are located in Philadelphia, PA.

ShimanoShimano, Inc. – Shimano, a world-leading manufacturer in bicycle components, is the official component sponsor for the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team. Founded by Shozaburo Shimano in 1921, Shimano is based in Sakai, Osaka, Japan. It is the leading brand in sport fishing equipment, and is actively expanding its recreational equipment production to include such items as snowboard-related gear and golf clubs. Shimano, located in 24 locations within 17 countries and with 5,500 employees, continues to expand to meet the demands of its customers worldwide.

Bicycling MagazineBicycling Magazine - Bicycling is Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team’s exclusive cycling publishing partner. The magazine will license content to appear in TUT’s print and online newsletters. Bicycling is the world's leading cycling magazine and connects with millions of active, affluent professionals for whom cycling is the centerpiece of a vibrant, experiential lifestyle. Bicycling’s unique combination of travel, gear, fitness, style and award-winning stories – all surrounded by vivid photography and framed in elegant design – brings the sport to life for passionate readers who take us along for every ride.

- Bontrager is the official supplier of wheels and components to the Toyota-United Pro Cycling team for 2007. Bontrager Cycles was founded in 1980 by Keith Bontrager and the company was acquired by Trek Bicycle Corporation in 1995. Keith Bontrager continues to work with his team of Product Managers and Engineers to continually deliver premium wheels and components.


- Specialized is proud to be the official helmet and optics sponsor of the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team.  Founded in 1974 by riders for riders and headquartered in Morgan Hill, California, with global distribution, the company focuses on making everyone’s time on a bike better by creating functional and technically advanced bikes and equipment that provides true performance benefits.

Giordana - Founded and run by passionate cyclists, Giordana apparel is now in its third decade. Since its introduction Giordana has been at the forefront of the sport of cycling. Over the years it has been worn and endorsed by the biggest names and events in the sport. Giordana has been the official apparel of countless prestige events including the Tour de France, the US PRO Championships and the Tour de Georgia. It has also been ridden to victories in all those events, as well as in the Olympics Games and the UCI World Championships. For 2008 the Toyota United team has selected Giordana as it official apparel.


United Bicycles, LLC – Based in Newport Beach, CA is a wholly owned subsidiary of United Cycling, LLC.  United Bicycles in partnership with Advanced Sports, Inc. The company designs and creates customized bicycles for the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team and sells United Bicycles through authorized dealers.

Sock GuySockGuy - SockGuy, the official sock manufacturer for the Toyota-United Pro Cycling Team, is a 10-year-old San Diego-based company comprised of avid cyclists who have experience as professional racers, shop owners and industry professionals. SockGuy’s specialty socks feature superior comfort, cool designs, and extreme durability. Cyclists love SockGuy socks for three main reasons: they look good, they fit and feel great, and they last longer than other socks on the market. SockGuy has hundreds of original sock designs sold in thousands of retail locations across the U.S. and distributed throughout Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Europe and the U.K.

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