Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, April 11 2013 - Messrs. Louis Garneau, President of Louis Garneau Sports, and Pierre Karl Péladeau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Québecor, are pleased to present the 2013 edition of the UCI Continental Garneau-Québecor Pro cycling team.
The team includes, among others, Captain Bruno Langlois, the excellent sprinter Rémi Pelletier-Roy, as well as new recruits Pierrick Naud, Simon Lambert-Lemay, Simon-Pierre Gauthier, Michael Woods, Alex Cataford and Americans Michael Chauner and Adam Farabaugh. Joining them for the second consecutive season are Ontarian Zachary Hughes and Quebecers Geoffroy Dussault and Jean-François Racine.
Garneau-Québecor is one of only two cycling teams in Canada to compete at the UCI Continental Pro level. This license will allow the team to participate in many renowned races such as the Tour de Beauce, the Joe Martin Stage Race in Arkansas, and the TD Bank Mayor's Cup in Boston. In fact, the team got off to a strong start by winning 2 stages during the Vuelta Independencia Nacional in the Dominican Republic, and claimed two podium spots at the Tampa Criterium in Florida. The racers are prepared and ready to tackle North American roads after a solid training camp in Florida.
"We are very pleased to sponsor Team Garneau-Quebecor, a team I am certain will inspire passions among fans and cycling enthusiasts again this year. If 2013 is anything like 2012, the season promises to be thrilling!", declared Mr. Péladeau. "Our support towards the team is in line with our lifelong commitment towards excellence and the next generation of athletes. Collectively, we can be proud of these world-class champions," he concluded.
The team's development mission allows young talents to take advantage of a stepping stone to gain access to high level professional teams, in the manner of David Veilleux (Europcar) and Hugo Houle (AG2R), who were recruited by pro teams on the European circuit following their time with Garneau-Québecor.
Team Garneau-Québecor is the best team in Canada, both at the pro and amateur levels. You can follow the team and their results on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/GarneauQuebecorCyclingTeam), Twitter (#GARNEAUQUEBECOR) and now on their new website, www.garneauquebecor.com.
About Louis Garneau Sports
Louis Garneau Sports, a global company with its head office in Saint-Augustin-de-Desmaures, is an international leader in design and manufacturing of sports apparel and accessories. The company has over 400 employees and continues to grow. Thanks to the sponsoring of prominent international athletes and teams and to product sales in over 40 countries, the company is in constant growth and its efforts are relentlessly focused on development and innovation. More than ever, athletes all over the world stand out and perform thanks to the Louis Garneau brand.About Québecor
Quebecor Inc. (TSX:QBR.A)(TSX:QBR.B) is a holding company with a 75.4% interest in Quebecor Media Inc., one of Canada's largest media groups, with more than 16,000 employees. Quebecor Media Inc., through its subsidiary Videotron Ltd., is an integrated communications company engaged in cable television, interactive multimedia development, Internet access services, cable telephony and mobile telephony. Through Sun Media Corporation, Quebecor Media Inc. is the largest publisher of newspapers in Canada. It also operates Canoe.ca and its network of English- and French-language Internet properties in Canada. In the broadcasting segment, Quebecor Media Inc. operates, through TVA Group Inc., the number one French-language conventional television network in Québec, a number of specialty channels, and, through Sun Media Corporation, the English-language SUN News channel. Another subsidiary of Quebecor Media Inc., Nurun Inc., is a major interactive technologies and communications agency with offices in Canada, the United States, Europe and Asia. Quebecor Media Inc. is also active in magazine publishing (Publications TVA Inc.), book publishing and distribution (Sogides Group Inc., CEC Publishing Inc.), the production, distribution and retailing of cultural products (Archambault Group Inc., TVA Films), video game development (BlooBuzz Studios, L.P.), DVD, Blu-ray disc and videogame rental and retailing (Le SuperClub Vidéotron ltée), the printing and distribution of community newspapers and flyers (Quebecor Media Printing Inc., Quebecor Media Network Inc.), news content production and distribution (QMI Agency), multiplatform advertising solutions (QMI Sales) and the publishing of printed and online directories, through Quebecor MediaPages(TM).