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Argon 18 and Team H2V United Against Juvenile Diabetes

01.30.2008
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Argon 18 and Team H2V United Against Juvenile Diabetes

Argon 18 wishes to spread the news about a new and striking initiative from Team H2V aiming to increase funding in the fight against juvenile diabetes. This undertaking comes in the form of a new book, proceeds from which will be directed to research work on the illness.

Last September, a group of accomplished cyclists formed Team H2V with the aim of riding across Canada, from (you guessed it) Halifax to Vancouver. This odyssey, accomplished on Argon 18 bikes, was enshrined in the Guiness Book of Records and served to raise over a million dollars for the benefit of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF).

The newly-published book is entitled The Principles of the Ride: How to Maximize what's Inside You. It was written by two members of H2V, Matt Young and Willie Cromack. Inspired by the cross-country experience, the book deals with matters of motivation and personal accomplishment.

For each copy sold, ten dollars will be forwarded to the JDRF and in this way, the authors hope to raise a further $ 250,000 to benefit the organization. The book can be ordered directly from Vancouver's John Henry Bicycle Shop website at: www.johnhenrybikes.com

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 35 countries, Argon 18 bikes exhibit an optimal blend of comfort, rigidity and light weight. In 2006, 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) and of the new Canadian pro men's Team Race Pro/Planet Energy (UCI America Tour).

Contact:
Argon 18
(514) 271-2992 ext.111
info@argon18bike.com
www.argon18bike.com

About Team H2V
The team comprises: Taylor Balagno, Matt Young, Richard Alm, Willie Cromack, Keith Nicoll, Kyle Balagno and Bryan Kelly. Last September, they rode the 6,000 kilometers that separate Halifax from Vancouver in 9 days, taking in several of the country's largest cities. In doing so, Team H2V raised $ 1,000,000 for the benefit of the JDRF. Argon 18 was proud to have played its part by supplying the riders with bikes worthy of their effort and of their will to overcome juvenile diabetes.

Contact:
Team H2V
info@teamh2v.com
www.teamh2v.com

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

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