Archiv für den Tag: 19. Dezember 2018

FORCE neuer Helm u. Brillenpartner für 2019 – Team Vorarlberg Santic wünscht frohe Weihnachten

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FORCE neuer Helm- und Brillenausrüster! Team Vorarlberg Santic wünscht frohe Festtage und alles Beste für 2019!

Mit einer ordentlichen Portion Qualität und Style geht es in Richtung 2019. Team Vorarlberg Santic darf auf Jahresende einen neuen Ausstatter mit der tschechischen Marke FORCE präsentieren. Das Familienunternehmen KCK Cyklosport mit Sitz in Otrokovice, vertreten durch COO Ing. Andrea Kmentova´, freut sich auf die bevorstehende Kooperation mit dem österreichischen Profiteam.
Die Helme und Brillen überzeugten die Profis voll und ganz beim ersten Test am Mannschaftstreffen durch ihre hervorragende Passform, sowie der hohen Qualität. Wir heißen FORCE herzlich willkommen im Team Vorarlberg Santic!
Informationen zur FORCE auf facebook

Ein herzliches und sportliches Dankeschön an alle Partner, Sponsoren, Presse- und Medienvertreter für die Zusammenarbeit im vergangenen Jahr!

Wir wünschen ein frohes und gesegnetes Weihnachtsfest und einen guten Übergang in das neue Radsportjahr 2019!

FORCE new helmet and eyewear partner! Team Vorarlberg Santic wishes you merry christmas and all the best for 2019!

With a good dose of quality and style, we are heading towards 2019. At the end of the year, Team Vorarlberg Santic will be presenting a new outfitter with the Czech brand FORCE. The family business KCK Cyklosport based in Otrokovice, represented by COO Ing. Andrea Kmentova‘, and looking optimistic forward to the upcoming cooperation with the Austrian professional team.
The helmets and sunglasses convinced the pro riders fully at the first test at the team meeting due to their excellent fit, as well as the high quality. We warmly welcome FORCE to Team Vorarlberg Santic!
Information on FORCE on facebook

Many and sporting thanks to all partners, sponsors, press and media representatives for the cooperation in this year!
We wish you a happy and blessed Christmas and a good transition to the new cycling year 2019!

EF Education First Appoints Mary Wittenberg President of EF Pro Cycling

EF Education First (EF), the world leader in international education, today announced that experienced sport and fitness executive Mary Wittenberg has joined EF as president of EF Pro Cycling. Wittenberg will help position the team for future success and promote EF’s mission of opening the world through education by encouraging people to step outside of their comfort zones and explore the world.
Wittenberg recently served as the founding CEO of Virgin Sport and prior to that was the long time CEO of New York Road Runners and race director for the TCS New York City Marathon. Her experience in the running and endurance space spans 20 years, and her ability to think creatively in promoting athletes and partners dovetails with EF’s adventurous company spirit and bold goals for EF Pro Cycling in 2019 and beyond.

“EF’s commitment is to bring different cultures together, to spark mutual understanding around the ways people and communities approach and see life. The goal is to promote empathy among people of diverse backgrounds, and inspire new ways of thinking which together can help make the world a little better,” said EF CEO North America Edward Hult. “EF Pro Cycling is a platform that embodies this spirit, and which helps show how positive things happen when people explore the world. Having Mary join the team is an exciting step in continuing to spread this message.”
Wittenberg will focus on creating fun new ways for the team and EF’s global workforce of 46,500 to interact, identifying new, compelling partnership opportunities, and exploring resources to further benefit the team. She will also liaise between EF senior leadership and EF Pro Cycling staff.
“I am excited to join EF and our pro cycling team at this formative stage and to be part of a purpose-driven company that brings people together through exploring the world,” Wittenberg said. “I am inspired by the sport of cycling and this team, in particular; as riders from different countries and cultures come together to bring their dreams to life. EF and Jonathan Vaughters have set a great foundation that marry the transformative power of travel, education and sport. We have a chance to bring a fresh approach to cycling and recruit similarly inspired partners to join us.”

In Wittenberg, team CEO, founder, and former pro cyclist Jonathan Vaughters has a partner who can help the team reach new audiences.
“Mary brings a fresh perspective to the sport. Mary’s vision, passion, and expertise make her uniquely qualified to lead our efforts as we seek to expand our reach,” Vaughters said. “We’re working toward creating a more sustainable financial model for the team, and we’ll be leaning heavily on her business and brand background, and also her experience in growing one of the world’s great sporting events.”
The addition of Wittenberg comes as the team looks toward next season with a new perspective. EF Pro Cycling recently announced its partnership with apparel brand Rapha to collaborate on all-access content and bold new team kit, and the team will also put some of its riders in alternative-style events, from gravel races in the US to multi-day endurance races in far-flung locales. The aim? Reach more people, and tell more compelling stories.
As the first female CEO of New York Road Runners and Race Director for the New York City Marathon, Wittenberg and her team drove unprecedented growth with initiatives that touched the five boroughs of New York, the nation, and the world. Wittenberg also co-founded the Abbott World Marathon Majors, a strategic alliance of the world’s major marathons of Boston, Chicago, New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo, created in 2006 to grow the sport of marathon running globally.

Wittenberg’s start with the team is effective immediately.
About EF Education First: EF Education First is an international education company that focuses on language, travel, academics and cultural exchange. Founded in 1965, EF has more than 580 offices and schools in over 50 countries. Moved by the powerful way cycling unites people of diverse backgrounds in a peaceful, fun, and friendly way to achieve extraordinary athletic feats, EF entered professional cycling in 2018 to help spread its mission of opening the world through education.


Beginning with the race’s 2019 edition, La Vuelta’s white jersey, which thus far has been worn by the leading rider in the combined ranking, will be worn by the best young cyclist in the peloton. The jersey will correspond to the rider aged under 26 that stands in highest place in the overall standings. Until now, there was no specific jersey associated with this placing, although it was recognised with a trophy sponsored by the sports daily AS, La Vuelta’s official newspaper. The sponsor of this new white jersey will now be Feníe Energía, which over the past two years has sponsored the most aggressive rider prize. The combined ranking disappears, although its sponsor – Fertiberia – will continue to be linked to La Vuelta.

Following La Vuelta 18, which was characterized by youth, with the second youngest podium in the race’s history, La Vuelta has decided to strengthen its commitment to the promising riders in the peloton. As with the leaders in other rankings, the best young cyclist will wear a jersey that makes them stand out within the group. La Vuelta is therefore following the example of the Tour de France, whose white jersey for the best young rider has been worn by such famous names such as Alberto Contador, Nairo Quintana and Romain Bardet. La Vuelta first began to honour the best riders under the age of 26 in 2017 with a trophy sponsored by AS, the race’s official newspaper. The two winners of this prize so far have been the Colombian Miguel Ángel López (Astana Pro Team), in 2017, and Spain’s Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors), in 2018.
Feníe Energía, one of La Vuelta’s main sponsors since 2017, thus becomes the first sponsor of La Vuelta’s white jersey. “It is a privilege to clothe the rough diamonds of international cycling. Our jersey will be worn by today’s finest young riders, who will go on to become tomorrow’s stars. The generational handover in this sport is a reality, and we are delighted to be part of it, just as we are part of the regeneration of the energy sector”, said Isabel Reija, Feníe Energía’s CEO.
Feníe Energía, is an independent electricity and gas utility company that has recorded the highest growth in Spain with over 400,000 customers, and it shares La Vuelta’s core values of endeavour and sustainability, as well as youth, as it has only been in business for eight years.
This new white jersey for the best young rider puts an end to the combined ranking, as it will no longer be part of the in-race prizes. This ranking was based on the criterion of a sustained performance, taking the best cyclists in the overall standing, the mountain, and the table by points. La combinada made their first appearance in La Vuelta in 1970, and the first rider to wear the jersey was the Belgian Guido Reybrouck. From then on, it featured intermittently until it was finally fully reinstated in 2003. The honours board for past winners of this prize include such famous names as Eddy Merckx, Sean Kelly, Tony Rominger, Alejandro Valverde, Alberto Contador, Nairo Quintana and Chris Froome, among others.

Fertiberia has sponsored this jersey since 2008. This Spanish company, a European market leader in the fertilisers and chemical products industry, will continue to be linked to La Vuelta as an official sponsor, and will be actively involved in other areas of the race.

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hep CHALLENGE HEILBRONN powered by Audi am 19. Mai 2019

Titelverteidigerin 2019 wieder in Heilbronn dabei: Daniela Sämmler will im Jubiläumsjahr das Triple
Noch ist es 2018, aber die zehnte Ausgabe der hep CHALLENGE HEILBRONN powered by Audi im Jahr 2019 wirft bereits ihre Schatten voraus. Ganz aktuell darf sich das Organisationsteam der Challenge freuen, mit der Meldung von Daniela Sämmler aus Darmstadt, eine der Top Triathletinnen Deutschlands am 19. Mai begrüßen zu dürfen.
Mit weiteren Profis laufen aktuell die Gespräche über deren Teilnahme, Sämmler kann sich schon jetzt auf den Start in Heilbronn freuen: „Nicht nur, weil ich das Rennen in den letzten beiden Jahren gewinnen konnte, verbinde ich viele schöne Momente mit der Veranstaltung. Vor allem dank der selektiven, anspruchsvollen Radstrecke und der großartigen Stimmung beim Laufen durch die Innenstadt zählt die Challenge Heilbronn zu meinen absoluten Lieblingsrennen. Speziell in diesem Jahr hat mir der Sieg viel Selbstvertrauen für die restliche Saison gegeben.“ Sämmler gewann nach Heilbronn unter anderem die Langdistanz der Challenge Roth mit neuer deutscher Bestzeit.
Nun hofft sie im Jubiläumsjahr auf den Titel-Hattrick: „Die Möglichkeit auf das „Triple“ reizt mich natürlich besonders und ist schon jetzt Motivation für die anstehende lange Vorbereitung auf die neue Saison.“
Neben Sämmler haben bereits mehr als 1.500 weitere Triathletinnen und Triathleten gemeldet und damit fast so viele, wie 2018 insgesamt angetreten sind. Mit der neuen Radstrecke seit 2018 und der erneuten Austragung der Deutschen Meisterschaften über die Mitteldistanz im Jahr 2019, liegt Heilbronn weiterhin hoch im Kurs bei den Sportlerinnen und Sportlern. „Was für ein großartiger Teilnehmerzulauf und Bestätigung unserer Arbeit,“ freuen sich die Macher der hep CHALLENGE HEILBRONN powered by Audi, die Gebrüder Kai und Rik Sauser. „Das Rennen zu 10 Jahren Triathlon #mitteninderstadt wird ein würdiges Jubiläum werden, davon sind wir schon jetzt überzeugt!“
Weitere Informationen und die Online-Anmeldung stehen unter zur Verfügung.
Vielen Dank und sportliche Grüße,
Kai Sauser
CTH Sport & Event GmbH