Swift Racing has announced a sponsorship partnership with Museeuw Bikes, which
will see the team using the Museeuw MF-1 carbon-flax frame for the 2008 season.
It won’t be this colour – check
out the bike at www.museeuwbikes.be
Swift Racing is the 2008 team name of the UK’s first ever women’s
professional team, formerly Global Racing. This sponsorship deal
comes on the back of the announcement of the Swift
Group taking over as title sponsor of the team for 2008.
‘This new partnership is yet another big step forward for the team. With
the team being based half in the UK and half in Belgium, it is important that
our sponsorship base reflects this. Museeuw is a legend of the peloton in Belgium
and to add his name to our team is fantastic,’said manager Stefan Wyman
All Museeuw frames and forks are manufactured by hand, in Europe. They are designed by
engineers at Belgian composites speialists IPA and assembled by Billato. Global Racing rode Billato cycles in 2007.
Only last week, Museeuw Bikes won the prestigious iF Product Design Award for
2008, which was awarded by the European industrial community. The award related to the
excellence of form and use of materials across the Museeuw range of frames.
Ken Jones of Onimpex, the UK importer
of Museeuw Frames, said ‘We are delighted to continue our relationship
with Swift Racing. We have always had a positive relationship with the team
and hope to be able to increase our interests in it very shortly.’
Swift Racing also this week made the signing of Amy Hunt. Despite being
young, Amy has huge experience on and off road. 4th place in the Commonwealth Games
mountain bike race in 2006 led her to pursue Mtb over the past 2 seasons, but
Amy now returns to Road and Cyclo-Cross with Swift Racing for 2008. Before this,
Amy was the National Junior Road Race Champion and National Criterium Champion
and raced in Europe for the Italian Safi team.
Amy is currently leading the National Cyclo-Cross Series in the UK and will
travel to Belgium to join the team later this month for 2 races in preparation
for the UK national Championships in January.
‘We remain committed to UK riders and giving them opportunities to race
at the highest level. This signing shows our continued commitment to providing
an alternative route in cycling from the Olympic Programme of British Cycling.
We hope many more talented young riders like Amy will contact us regarding the
team’ said Stefan Wyman.
2008 Race Programme (Selected major events)
16 March Het Volk (Belgium)
30 March Dolmans Classic (Holland)
6 April Tour of Flanders (Belgium)
23 April Fleche Wallone (Belgium)
27 April Cheshire Classic (UK)
11 May Olverston Road Race (UK)
16 May Tour de L’aude (France)
7 June Omloop Humsterland (Holland)
19 June Ster Eilanden (Holland)
2 July GP Gerrie Knetemann (Holland)
16 July Tour of Brittany (France)
1 August World Cup Sweden TTT
3 August World Cup Sweden
10 August Holland Hills (Holland)
24 August GP Plouay (France)