Canberra’s most prolific cycling enthusiasts turned out in their droves last night to the launch of the new look Tiffen & Co Cycling Team.
The new kit was unveiled at the Tiffen & Co office in Kingston in front of a crowd of sponsors, elite cyclists and cycling representatives.
The partnership between the cycling team (previously known as Velo Canberra) and Tiffen & Co is one of the largest sponsorships of its type in the ACT.
The partnership was spearheaded by cycling enthusiast and Managing Director of Tiffen & Co, Gerard Tiffen as well as Tiffen & Co Cycling Team member Allan Sieper. Both are excited about what this will mean for the team and for cycling in the ACT.
“The sponsorship is a great boost for the team. It has allowed us to expand our team roster, attend more race events and continue our efforts in assisting younger riders coming through the ranks,” said Sieper.
“It is also a demonstration of the growth of cycling in Canberra and reinforces that Canberra is a great place to ride a bike and be involved in cycling at all levels.”
Gerard Tiffen says he is honoured to have the opportunity to sponsor such an elite and successful cycling team.
“It is really exciting to be linked with one of Canberra’s most successful riding teams and something we are really proud of,” said Tiffen.
“It is also a great way to give back to the Canberra community which has supported us for a number of years and is the reason we are still providing mortgage broking services today.”
The cycling team has achieved a number of high level performances including national medals and national level road cycling tour wins. The team has also assisted in launching the professional cycling carers of riders such as Chloe Hosking, Fabio Calabria and Adam Phelan and others who are now competing and winning on the global stage.
The Tiffen & Co Cycling Team will be competing in a number of races later this year including the Cootamundra Classic in August, the NSW Masters Cycling Championships and the National Capital Tour in September, the National Masters Cycling Championships in October and finally the Tour of Bright in December.
Tiffen & Co Cycling Team 2013:
Martin Mullin, Ben Carmody, Stephen Isbel, Matthew Rizzuto, Leslie Ridsdale, Jeremy Ross, Felix Pirie, Michael Tolhurst, Allan Sieper and (Stephen Blackburn – Not pictured)
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