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G-Race Pro Cycling Team Sponsorship

posted Jul 16, 2009, 3:03 PM by Joshua Rea   [ updated Jul 16, 2009, 5:15 PM ]
Green Carbon  is excited to be a sponsor of  the G-Race pro cycling team, the first ever New Zealand professional track cycling team to be registered with the International Cycling Union. This team is currently made  up of 9 riders  with  extreme talent and three support staff.  Among an impressive list of achievements, 18 year old Sam Webster recently recorded the third fastest time ever by a New Zealand rider in the 200 metre time trial. This time would have placed him 12th at the Olympics, which is remarkable given his age. Having achieved these results as amateur athletes, the mind boggles at the thought of what could be achieved if these riders are given the same opportunities as professional riders.

 

The  primary goal of this team is to  give more New Zealand cyclists  the opportunity to  race on track cycling's 'World Cup' circuit . Additionally this is a chance to  build up the experience and knowledge for  the riders needed in order to compete at the London  2012 Olympics.  The team are also passionate about promoting   the  need for change in the environmental space  both locally and internationally, as such Green Carbon are proud to assist them on their journey. As part this they will measure and offset all  greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that  will  result  from  them competing  over the next year . Green Carbon knows  they are doing some awesome things , showing off the benefits of incorporating environmental  & sustainable  thinking into everyday life activities.

 

The G-Race Pro Cycling team ' s first appearance since their  formation was at the Cycling Southland Mid-Winter Carnival down in Invercargill a few weeks ago. Team star Sam Webster won the feature race of the night, the Invitation Keirin Race; a 6 man sprint, followed closely by team mates Andy Williams in 2nd and Ethan Mitchell in 4th.  The G-Race team dominated, even against the New Zealand’s Senior World Championship riders, which is a good sign of things to come. Andy Williams was also narrowly beaten into 2nd place in the 6 lap Handicap final by New Zealand’s World Championship representative Eddie Dawkins after starting near the back of the field.

 

It's currently exciting times as Webster and Mitchell compete for New Zealand in the Junior World Championships in Moscow next month, where they will look to capitalise on their current good form. They are regarded as being amongst the favourites for the sprint events which are usually dominated by the powerful Australian and European teams.

 

The G-Race Pro Cycling Team is a team with massive potential, but  still require additional financial support in order to make it to races. With a team so loaded with talent,  they will no doubt  be under the spotlight. For further enquires on how you could be involved in this opportunity, please contact either Justin Grace on 021 324 448 or Joshua Rea on 021 822 978.
 
Picture: Ethan Mitchell: 2009 Youth Olympics medallist, NZ Champion, and G-Race Pro Team rider 
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