Team Jamis / Hagens Berman presented by Sutter Home
Seattle-based law firm Hagens Berman new co-title sponsor of men’s UCI Continental squad.
Northvale, NJ (October 24, 2012) – Team Jamis is pleased to announce the addition of Hagens Berman, LLP as a co-title sponsor in 2013. Sutter Home will remain onboard as the presenting sponsor of the 14-man squad. The long-running UCI Continental team will be known as Team Jamis / Hagens Berman presented by Sutter Home.
“Hagens Berman could not be happier to be supporting one of the most successful professional teams in the country,” said Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman, a law firm with offices in 10 U.S. cities. “As long time supporters of cycling at all levels, we feel this is a strong program to go ‘pro’ with. Just look at the roster for next year! I’m confident in Sebastian and the guys to come out swinging in the coming season.”
Hagens Berman Cycling, a regional team including a youth-development program and a well-respected women and men’s racing team, was founded 7 years ago. It has established itself as one of the premier development teams in the country, graduating nearly two dozen riders to the professional ranks within the last decade. Hagens Berman Cycling will continue in 2013 and serve as a platform for athletes to make the transition to the professional ranks with Team Jamis / Hagens Berman presented by Sutter Home.
“Our goal has been to provide training and opportunity for cyclists of all abilities while growing a cadre of talented racers,” Berman added. “The affiliation with Team Jamis allows Hagens Berman to continue that mission for all our cyclists, from Cat 5 thru the professional levels. We are particularly excited that our elite amateur riders will benefit from the training and leadership they will receive from the Jamis professionals and coaching staff.”
Director Sportif Sebastian Alexandre is especially excited about the new partnership with the domestic elite amateur team. “The Hagens Berman Cycling Team has an outstanding track record of developing promising young riders and moving them on to professional teams. I’ll be keeping an eye on their progress throughout the year and hope to see a few of their riders make the step up to the professional Team Jamis / Hagens Berman in the future.”
The complete 2013 team roster and race schedule will be finalized and announced in the coming weeks.
About the sponsors of the Jamis/Hagens Berman presented by Sutter Home Pro Cycling Team
Jamis Bicycles rolled out its first bicycle in 1979 and has since built a reputation as a brand unmatched in performance, value, and style. Jamis Bicycles are sold in the US from coast to coast and in over 50 countries worldwide. G. Joannou Cycle, parent company of Jamis Bicycles, was established in 1937 and remains the largest bicycle business in the US under original family ownership. Jamis bikes are the choice of athletes in virtually all disciplines of cycling competition including professional road racing, triathlon, cyclocross and mountain biking. The company also supports elite and “up-and-coming” athletes across the globe and close to home through it’s Backyard Racing Program. More information about the company is available at www.jamisbikes.com/
Seattle-based Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP is one of the top plaintiff-focused law firms in the nation with offices in ten cities across the country. Founded in 1993, they represent plaintiffs in class actions and multi-state, large-scale litigation that seek to protect the rights of investors, consumers, workers, whistleblowers, and others. More information about the firm is available at www.hbsslaw.com. Hagens Berman Cycling’s website is http://www.hagensbermancycling.com/
Since its establishment in 1948, Sutter Home has produced premier red, white and blush wines at affordable prices. Today Sutter Home is America’s #1 premium wine brand and offers consumers a variety of wines for everyday enjoyment. With its creation of White Zinfandel in the early 1970s and the introduction of top-notch varietal wines during the 1980s and ’90s, Sutter Home became a household name and the second largest, independent family-run winery in the United States. Sutter Home makes 13 varietals including the original White Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Moscato and Riesling. Sutter Home is wholly owned and operated by the Trinchero family, Napa Valley vintners since 1948.
For the 2013 season, Jamis / Hagens Berman presented by Sutter Home Professional Cycling Team will be riding Xenith SL road and Xenith T2 time trial frames from co-title sponsor Jamis Bicycles, equipped with Shimano components, wheels, and shoes and Ritchey Logic handlebars, stems, and seatposts. Tires and tubulars are supplied by Vittoria and saddles and handlebar tape are furnished by Selle San Marco. The Xenith T2 Time trial bikes are outfitted with aerobars and other parts from Profile Design. Helmets, glasses, and bags are supplied by Rudy Project. Team jerseys are provided by Craft. Additional support is provided by Herbalife and Thule.