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Merckx sponsors Horner-led Lupus Racing Team

Published February 17, 2016

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Eddy Merckx Cycles has announced that it will be the bike supplier for the Lupus Racing Team,  a UCI Continental men’s team led by 2013 Vuelta a España champion Chris Horner. The team’s 15 members will ride Merckx’s San Remo 76.

“It is exciting to see Eddy Merckx Cycles return to sponsorship of a high-potential, young team in the USA,” said Phillip Lucas, director of the Americas for Merckx. “The last time we as a company did this, we helped create a cultural heritage through 7-Eleven and Motorola, that fostered unparalleled worldwide racing success and great popularity in U.S. cycling.”

Phil Cortes, sports director for the Lupus Racing Team, said: “It is an honor to have a partnership with Eddy Merckx Cycles. Our riders were introduced to the new San Remo 76 bikes at camp this week in Pine Mountain, Georgia, and are extremely pleased. The Merckx partnership gives our Lupus Racing Team the confidence we need to generate results in competition by having the highest-quality equipment for our riders.”

The Team partners with the Georgia Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America to raise awareness of the illness and improve funding for fighting it. 

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