Another significant milestone in the history of the iconic Vitus brand.
Chain Reaction Cycles and Vitus Bikes are proud to announce our sponsorship of the An Post-Chain Reaction Cycles-Sean Kelly road race team for the 2013 season.
This partnership marks another significant milestone in the history of the iconic Vitus brand, three years after it was revived by Chain Reaction Cycles. Vitus will provide race bikes for the team, including the top-of-the-range Vitesse frame as used on the Sean Kelly LTD edition model, plus the carbon Chrono time-trial machine.
We’re proud to be supported by FSA, Vision, Continental and Prologo and it’s an honour to be associated with An Post, which continues to be a steadfast supporter of Irish cycling at every level.
Team manager and Vitus Bikes Brand Ambassador Sean Kelly commented: “The team at Chain Reaction Cycles have done a magnificent job of breathing life back into the historic Vitus brand, and this partnership is a natural progression as we aim to deliver An Post-Chain Reaction Cycles-Sean Kelly riders to the top of the podium – exactly where Vitus belongs.”
Damien Duggan, Marketing Manager at Chain Reaction Cycles added: “This is such an exciting time for Chain Reaction Cycles as we embark on our first journey into the world of professional road cycling. The launch of An Post-Chain Reaction Cycles-Sean Kelly feels like a natural fit, and we can’t wait to see the team racing on our very own Vitus bikes.”
An Post-Chain Reaction Cycles-Sean Kelly, Director Sportive, Kurt Bogaerts says this announcement has already caused a buzz in the team’s camp ahead of their training programme in Spain, adding: “It’s fantastic to have Chain Reaction Cycles and Vitus Bikes on board as we head into the 2013 race season. With some fresh faces on the team and new bikes from Vitus I believe that this year can be our most successful yet.”
We’ll bring you more detailed information on the team’s bikes and kit following the official launch in February. You can also follow the team on the An Post website (anpost.ie/cycling), Facebook (www.facebook.com/AnPostCycling) and Twitter (@An_PostCycling).
An Post-Chain Reaction Cycles-Sean Kelly squad 2013
Ronan Mc Laughlin
Mark Mc Nally
Glenn O Shea
Steven Van Vooren
Laurent Vanden Bak