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Argon 18

Sam McGlone and Team R.A.C.E Pro with Argon 18

12.19.2007
Montreal, Canada
Sam McGlone and Team R.A.C.E Pro with Argon 18

Sam McGlone to remain with Argon until 2009

Argon 18 is happy to announce it has extended its partnership with Samantha McGlone. Hailing from Otterburn Park, a suburb near Montreal, top triathlete Samantha will once again depend on Gervais Rioux's latest creations in her continuing quest for new challenges and achievements. This will be the ex-World Champion's fifth year of collaboration with Argon 18.

Argon 18 marketing manager Marc-André Perron sees the association as a natural fit: "Samantha is an international-level athlete whose development took place here in Canada, which is just one of the reasons we are proud of this collaboration, and her strength of character and her determination make her the very embodiment of the values that are most important to Argon 18 the company."

Samantha McGlone, still only 28 despite her long list of wins, said she weighed the progress that had been accomplished during the past few seasons before extending her agreement for a further season: "I have had a lot of success with all the bikes in the Argon 18 arsenal – I think I have ridden pretty much all of them now! I raced really well on the Mercury in Kona – it is a pure TT bike as opposed to the Gallium which I had been riding. I will continue to use the Gallium for hilly, technical courses like Wildflower and Vineman, but I am really excited to have the E-112 for Kona next year. It is one of the fastest bikes on the market right now. I know I can go faster in Hawaii and the E-112 will be just the ticket!"

Argon 18 with Team R.A.C.E. Pro A new Canadian Pro Team on the UCI's America Tour

Argon 18 is particularly proud to announce its association with Team R.A.C.E. Pro. This Canadian team is the elite racing component of charitable organization Team Race Against Cancer Everywhere, created to raise funds to improve the lives of people living with cancer.

This year, Team R.A.C.E. Pro has set its sights on more ambitious racing goals, with the support and experience of Steve Bauer, who co-manages the team with Josée Larocque.

The organization's social mission is matched by a new racing mission: to let young Canadian riders fully develop their talent and experience international-level racing, in the context of a Canadian team.

In the longer term, Team R.A.C.E. Pro hopes to build from its present program and enter the ranks of Pro Tour teams, riding the world's most prestigious events, including races that were marked by the presence of Steve Bauer in the course of a twelve-year career at the pinnacle of pro cycling.

In 2008, the team will ride the UCI Continental America Tour. With experienced riders such as Mark Walters and Ryan Roth as well as promising young guns like Mark Batty or Jöel Dion-Poitras, this squad is ready for a fight, and will come equipped with the right kind of weaponry. The entire Argon 18 arsenal will be deployed for the cause, including the Gallium and Platinum road bikes and the E-114, E-112 and Mercury time-trial specials.

Team Roster:
- MARK BATTY (Can)
2007: 1st (U23) Canadian Cyclocross Championships.

- ANDREW HUNT (Can)
2007: 1st (U23) Ontario Provincial Time Trial Championships.

- DUSTIN MACBURNIE (Can)
2007: 1st Nova Scotia Provincial Road Race/Individual Time Trial Championships.

- KEVIN "BUCK" MILLER (Can)
23 Elite wins in Canada and U.S.A.

- KEIR PLAICE (Can)
2007: Team Ontario for National Championships and Green Mountain Stage Race.

- JOËL DION-POITRAS, (Can)
2007: 3rd (U24) Tour de Bauce (UCI 2,2).

- MARK POZNIAK (Can)
2007: 1st (U23) Ontario Provincial Road Race Championships.

- ERIC ROBERTSON (Can)
2007: 1st (U23) Individual Pursuit - Ontario Provincial Track Championships
2006: 1st Individual Pursuit, Points Race and Scratch Race, Ontario Provincial Championships.

- RYAN ROTH (Can)
2005:1st (U23) Canadian National Road Race Championships.

- ADAM MARTIN THUSS (Can)
2005: Ontario Track Team three

- DANIEL TIMMERMAN (USA)
Former member of Team Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

- MARK WALTERS (Can)
On the Canadian National Team since age of 17 years old. 3 time Canadian World Championship Team Member.

Official Suppliers:
Argon 18
Shimano
Pearl Izumi
Thule
Pro
Oakley
Giro
Sci-Con
Pedro's
Boomerang Group
Gears Bike Shop

Main Sponsors:
Planet Energy
Catalyst Capital Groups Inc
Silverback Media

About Argon 18
With its headquarters in Montreal since its inception in 1989, Argon 18 has built itself a growing reputation in the cycling world. All Argon 18 cycles are designed by ex-olympian Gervais Rioux and stand out for their remarkable mix of time-tested, classic design elements and cutting-edge technological innovation.

Distributed in 31 countries, Argon 18 bikes exhibit an optimal blend of comfort, rigidity and light weight.

Last year Argon 18 bikes were ridden to three triathlon World Champion titles. In 2007, the company was official bike sponsor to pro womens' squad Teamexpresscopy.com, with victories including the current Canadian road race Championship. Argon 18 is also the official bike of the Australian pro mens' team FRF-Couriers/NSWIS (UCI Oceania Tour) which currently leads the standings in the Australian National Road Series.

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Contacts
Argon 18
(514) 271-2992
info@argon18bike.com
www.argon18bike.com

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