ST. PAUL, Minn. (BRAIN) — Park Tool has announced its team sponsorships for 2014, which incudes five World Tour teams: Team Sky, Team Garmin-Sharp, BMC Racing Team, Team Giant/Shimano and Trek Factory Racing.
Park Tool has had team relationships dating back more than 20 years. The company also is continuing a 35-year tradition of sponsoring USA Cycling programs. That relationship has spanned nine Olympic Games.
"We are proud to support these great teams along with some of the best mechanics in the world," said Paul Schoening, Park's director of marketing. "The racing scene is an excellent proving ground for our legacy products, research and development and new tools introduced to the market every year. Top level racing and the mechanical challenges teams face day-to-day provide us with great feedback and help us stay on the cutting edge of innovation and tool development."
Besides the five WorldTour teams, Park supports UCI Continental Pro Teams: Team 3M, Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, and Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis.
Park-supported women's road teams: Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, Team TIBCO, and Colavita/Fine Cooking.
Mountain bike teams: Giant Factory Demo Team, Scott-3Rox Racing, KHS Factory Racing, Norco Factory Racing, Santa Cruz Syndicate, and Feenstra-Felt powered by Kenda.
Cyclocross teams: BKCP-Powerplus, Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefit Strategies, Giant Factory Demo Team, and Scott 3Rox Racing
Development teams:· Hincapie Development and Bissel Pro Cycling.