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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Taipei Show, Team HTC-Highroads, and New Media

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Taipei Show, Team HTC-Highroads, and New Media

Lezyne is Back From Taipei Show 2011
The Lezyne crew is back from a successful 2011 Taipei Cycle Show. We had a great looking 2-story booth and plenty of traffic during all three days of the show.

Those lucky enough to go upstairs got a sneak peak at what will be new from Lezyne in Year 5 (2012). We have several great new products coming, but that is all we will say about the Year 5 Products right now. Everyone else will have to wait until Eurobike to see how Lezyne will change the world of accessories again.

Lezyne did show the new limited edition HTC-Highroad Tool Kit. This custom HTC-Highroad colored and badged kit was created to help the Carla’s Circle fund. Only 2000 units will be made and for every kit sold, $2.00 will be donated to the fund. For more information, follow these links:

* HTC-Highroad Tool Kit page
* Carla’s Circle

Keep an eye on our website and Facebook page for updates on our New Y5 Product line up.

Team HTC-Highroads: 3 Days, 3 Victories
Riders: Matt Goss / Evelyn Stevens / Gatis Smukulis
Photos by: TDWSport.com / Dick Soepenberg / TDWSport.com

Team HTC-Highroads is on a winning streak; 3 victories in 3 days.

The streak started on Saturday March 19th, with Matt Goss taking the win at Milan San Remo for the biggest finish of his career. Goss has had a spectacular season so far, with stage victories in the Tour Down Under, Tour of Oman, and Paris-Nice. Milan-San Remo is his 8th win of the year so far.

On Sunday, HTC-Highroad Women’s rider Evelyn Stevens soloed to victory in Germany at the Koeln-Schuld-Frechen Spring classic. “It was a really fun race,” said Stevens, “as there were a lot of people out on the roads watching the race and it was perfect weather.”

Last but not least, on Monday, Gatis Smukulis of the mens team spent 145K on the attack to win Stage 1 of the Tour of Catalunya. The 23-year-old took off in the first hour of racing and shook off all other break aways close to the finish before he powered across the line alone. His win is HTC-Highroad’s 18th of the 2011 season.

For more information about HTC-Highroads visit www.highroadsports.com

Updated Videos and Awards Pages
As usual, the Lezyne team is hard at work bringing you more information and videos. Recently we have added a few more videos to the Videos Page. There is now a video review for every Lezyne Hydration pack. We also updated the Awards page with all the product awards Lezyne has won, including the Eurobike award for the Alloy cage and the Travel Floor Drive.

Check out the updates here:
* New Videos
* Awards Page

For Immediate Release – Product Manuals, Road.cc Review and Athlete Updates

Product Manuals Available Online

San Luis Obispo CA 19 April 2011 – In an effort to make more information available to the public, Lezyne has posted all available product manuals on the website.

Now sales reps, shop employees, and consumers can all access valuable information about Lezyne products whenever they are online. These files can be printed directly from the website for reference later. All current manuals can be found here: Manuals

Another Good Review from Road.cc
Town Caddy – “Basically the love child of messenger bag and office satchel, Lezyne’s town caddy is literally organized down to the last millimetre and undeniably very stylish for shorter hops.” Read more >>

Teutenberg Wins Ronde Van Gelderland for HTC-Highroad
Photo by CJFoto.com

San Luis Obispo, CA 15 April 2011 – HTC-Highroad’s Ina-Yoko Teutenberg continues to rack up the wins in the 2011 season, with victory number five of the year coming on Sunday in a bunch sprint of the Ronde Van Gelderland in Holland.

“We had [team-mate] Amber [Neben] in the big break of the day so that eased a lot of the pressure on us before the final part of the race,” Teutenberg said. “[Rival sprinter Giorgia] Bronzini’s team-mates did a lot of work to bring back thebreak and then a lot of attacks went in the last 40 kilometres.”

Teutenberg said that the final kilometer was very technical but that it favored her chances in the sprint.

Lezyne is an official sponsor of Team HTC-Highroad, providing the team the best in hand pumps, floor pumps, CO2 inflators, multi-tools, and tire repair.

For more information visit the HTC-Highroad Team Page.

Armstrong Dominates Sea Otter Classic Powered by SRAM
Monterey, CA 17 April 2011 – PB&Co.TWENTY12’s Kristin Armstrong dominated the Sea Otter Classic Powered by SRAM stage race. The 2008 Beijing Olympic gold time trialist scored a hat-trick by winning the Criterium (Stage 1), the Road Race (Stage 2), and Time Trial (Stage 3) along with a strong finish in the final Circuit Race. As a result, Armstrong won both the General Classification and Climbers competition.

Armstrong was accompanied by teammates Olivia Dillon, Alisha Welsh, and Coryn Rivera who all raced very well. Coryn scored a 3rd place finish in the Criterium; Welsh had a strong 4th place finish in the Road Race; Dillon made the peloton suffer in every stage.

Lezyne is an official sponsor of Team PB&Co.TWENTY12, providing the team with the best in hand pumps, floor pumps, CO2 inflators, multi-tools, tire repair, and organizers.

For more information, visit the official team page.

Granieri Podiums at Telecom Extreme Playgrounds
Duisburg, Germany 17 April 2011 – Following his 3rd Place at Rocket Air Slopestyle, Yannick Granieri take another 3rd place at the Telecom Extreme Playgrounds slopestyle mtb competition. His podium spot was secured with a 360, Tailwhip, 360, Backflip Tailwhip, 360 Tailwhip. Up next, Granieri is heading to St. Tropez for the Fise Tour.

For more information about Yannick, visit his Fan Page.

For Immediate Release – Team and Ambassador Updates

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA
While the worldwide Lezyne team has been working hard to launch the new Year 5 line, our sponsored athletes have been working hard and winning races. Here is a little update on what they have been up to.

HTC-Highroads Win Tour Green
Paris, France – On Sunday, HTC-Highroad’s Mark Cavendish crowned his first ever points jersey win in the Tour de France with a third straight victory on the Champs Elysées. The Manxman took his fifth sprint win of the 2011 race at the end of a ninety-five kilometer stage from Creteil to Paris, blasting ahead of Edvald Boasson Hagen of Norway and Germany’s Andre Greipel.

The first British rider ever to win the points jersey, Cavendish said afterwards there could not have been a better way to round off his battle for green than with the twentieth stage win of his career in the Tour de France.

HTC-Highroad completed the 2011 Tour de France as the team with the most victories; five for Cavendish and one on Saturday for Germany’s Tony Martin in the Stage 20 ITT.

For more information about the team go to their website>>.

For all those Team HTC-Highroad fans, check out the limited edition Team Port-a-Shop Tool Kit. The kit contains everything the training and traveling cyclist needs to service his/her bike on the road. For every kit sold, a portion of the proceeds are donated to the Carla’s Circle fund to help the family of fallen team rider  Carla Swart. Learn more about Carla here>>.

Gracia Down But Not Out After French Champs
Photo: P. Garcia

Meribel, France – Lezyne Ambassador Cedric Gracia concluded his race run at the 2011 French DH Championships with a trip to the hospital on July 19th. Gracia had a good warm up and was ready to pin it on his race run, but had to retire after landing a jump incorrectly and injuring his left ACL. Gracia had surgery last Friday (7/22) to repair the damage and is now undergoing physical therapy for a speedy recovery.

Gracia was having a great season and was ranked 15th going into the French Championships.

Get well soon Cedric! We need the Sergeant at the front leading the way!

For more information about Cedric, check out his website a href=”http://www.cgracingbrigade.com/”>here>>.

Premont and Cunningham Place High at Windham WC
Windham, USA – Team Maxxis-Rocky Mountain had a good showing at the UCI World Cup in Windham, New York earlier this month. Marie-Helene Premont came through with a 5th place finish in the XC while Ruaridh Cunningham brought home a solid 17th place finish in the DH. Not a bad finish for Cunningham considering he was racing injured. Teammates Geoff Kabush and Sabrina Jonnier also had solid results finishing 7th in the XC and 7th in the DH, respectively.

Check out the Windham race video here>>.

For more information about the team, follow them here.

Lezyne Teams Up with Ritchey for Project Rwanda

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Lezyne Teams Up with Ritchey for Project Rwanda

Monterey, CA April 16, 2011 – On Saturday, Lezyne met up with Tom Ritchey at the Sea Otter Classic to make a donation of Lezyne cycling accessories to Project Rwanda. Lezyne’s Patrick Ribera-McKay and Mike Foote delivered over 600 Lezyne hand pumps, patch kits, saddle bags, and hydration packs to Ritchey to help further the efforts of Project Rwanda.

The idea of the partnership grew from Ritchey’s March visit to Lezyne’s headquarters in San Luis Obispo, California. He was making his way back home after the 2011 North American Handmade Bicycle Show and decided to visit his old cycling buddy and Lezyne Aftermarket Sales Assistant, Mark Mozart. After taking a tour of the Lezyne facility, Ritchey and Mozart crafted the idea of Lezyne contributing to Project Rwanda and presented the idea to Patrick Ribera-McKay, Lezyne Worldwide Marketing Manager. “Once I learned about Project Rwanda, I jumped at the chance to find a way for Lezyne to take part,” said McKay. “Ritchey’s passion for cycling and commitment to helping the people of Rwanda is very compelling and I am glad that we could take part in Project Rwanda and hope we can continue to do so in the future.”

Afterward Ritchey explained just how valuable these basic cycling accessories are to the people of Rwanda. “Clean water is a luxury that many of us take for granted, but in Rwanda, it can be a rare resource. You can’t imagine how valuable a tool these hydration packs will be for Rwandans. These packs will allow them to easily take clean drinking water and gear with them while traveling. Basic cycling essentials like a good pump and patches are also hard to come by in Rwanda. Many people patch tubes not with patch kits, but with string, and will do so repeatedly until the tube is completely unusable. To give a Rwandan a real patch kit and hand pump is a truly empowering gift.”

Project Rwanda was founded by Tom Ritchey after he visited Rwanda in 2005, out of his passion for cycling, a love of Rwanda’s natural beauty, and the inspiring stories of hope of the Rwandan people. Tom’s trip resulted in a realization that the bicycle can be an important tool in rebuilding a country, building national pride and addressing local issues facing Rwanda and other African nations. Project Rwanda is committed to furthering the economic development of Rwanda through initiatives based on the bicycle as a tool and symbol of hope. The organization’s goal is to use the bike to help boost the Rwandan economy as well as re-brand Rwanda as a beautiful and safe place to do business and visit freely.

The Lezyne goods will be transported one box at a time to Rwanda via the Rwandan Courier Network over the course of the year. The Rwandan Courier Network is a group of men and women who volunteer to carry goods to and from the African nation. Project Rwanda organizers found that due to the high cost of international shipping, individual couriers are the most reliant and cost effective method of transport. So, if you are bounds for Rwanda and have room for one more bag, give these guys a call and directly take part in helping another nation.

For more information about this Lezyne and Project Rwanda, please visit the following link:
Project Rwanda Official website >