December 16 2010 | Print Print Page
Shimano continues sponsorship with Rabobank and FDJ
Shimano has prolonged its sponsorship contracts with Rabobank Cycling Team and FDJ for four more years, starting from January 1st, 2011. Both road racing teams will continue to ride with complete SHIMANO DURA-ACE component group sets, wheels and pedals as well as PRO handlebars, stems and seat posts.

Shimano Europe Sports Marketing Manager Hennie Stamsnijder: “We are a long term partner of both teams since they started more than a decade ago. Over the years we have celebrated many successes together and we are expecting many more highlights in the coming years.”

Harold Knebel, General Director Rabobank Cycling Team comments: "We are dedicated to give our riders the best equipment in the world. They are the ones that go out and pedal every single day. The reliability and performance of Shimano Dura-Ace and PRO components is unmatched and that is why we have a long lasting partnership with both brands."

Marc Madiot, Team Manager FDJ comments: "La course avec Shimano est un ‘long fleuve tranquille’. Sécurité , tranquillé, efficacité.” “We have an outstanding co-operation with Shimano and it is a great pleasure for us to continue working with them for the coming years. Also our riders have welcomed the new contract with enthusiasm since they know they can always rely on the quality of the Shimano Dura-Ace and PRO parts."

For the 2011 season, Rabobank Cycling Team is ranked as a UCI Pro Team (but the sponsorship deal also includes the Rabobank UCI Continental Team) and FDJ is registered as a 2011 UCI Professional Continental Team.