Contact: Bobby Bailey, 1K2GO SPORTS
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2013
INTRODUCING THE 2013 DEALER.COM-EVERBANK CYCLING TEAM
Burlington, Vt. - 1K2GO SPORTS is proud to announce the 2013 Dealer.com-EverBank Cycling team. This team is the culmination of Vermont’s fastest elite men and women racers including a junior development program.
“When we set out to create this program, our goal was to develop a strong team composed of Vermont’s fastest racers built upon a foundation of sponsors with Vermont roots,” said Team Director Bobby Bailey.
The roster includes professionally ranked rider Adam Carr and experienced veteran Jake Hollenbach.
“It was the perfect time for a Vermont team. The energy behind this project is inspiring. For the first time, I am riding with racers that live in the same area as me. Our strength will come from being able to train and travel together.” said Jake Hollenbach
The team sponsors see a parallel that exists between successful business and successful racing. Both require dedication, hard work, and ethics. The 2013 Dealer.com-EverBank Cycling Team will promote these values along with exercise and healthy living for youth. Elite racers will serve as mentors to the junior team and will promote an active lifestyle to the communities we visit.
"Dealer.com is really excited to be part of the evolution of 1K2GO Sports, as it looks to support the next generation of junior cyclists from Vermont." said, Steve Francisco, VP of Marketing for Dealer.com. "Our involvement with the team is centered around two main objectives; First, we believe in supporting kids in our communities, especially when it comes to promoting healthy, active lifestyles and sport." says Francisco. "And secondly, we are looking to leverage the exposure the elite team will provide in terms of recruiting." Having recently relocated back to Vermont from Silicon Valley, Francisco notes, "There is no shortage of Developers and Engineers that love cycling; from San Francisco to New York and Boston - this is just another way to get on their radar – while they are out racing."
Dealer.com is the leader in automotive digital marketing and operations solutions for automotive retailers, manufacturers and media companies worldwide. The company employs over 700 people between its Burlington, VT, and Manhattan Beach, CA, offices. Dealer.com's commitment to their communities and their employee’s health and wellness makes it one of the country's most desirable places to work, and in 2011 was named best overall company in the U.S. at the American Business Awards for companies with under 2,500 employees. For more information, visit www.dealer.com.
EverBank is a national leader in the field of banking. Discipline, teamwork and excellence are all values that have allowed EverBank to perform,and to stand tall as one of the nation’s healthiest banks. EverBank believes in improving the health and well being of the communities it serves. EverBank will be the business banking partner, managing our junior fund to ensure its success for years to come. For more information, visit www.everbank.com
We encourage you to follow our team into 2013 at 1k2go.com/2013
2013 Dealer.com-EverBank Roster:
Elite Men - Bobby Bailey, Matthew Buckley, Adam Carr, CONTACT _Con-36B1A63023B Alberto Citarella, Steve Francisco, Johnny Herrick, CONTACT _Con-36B1A6301FB Jake Hollenbach, Charles McCarthy, Eric Tremble
Elite Women – Amy Miner
Junior Development – Matthew Owens, Michael Owens, CONTACT _Con-36B1A63023F Cooper Willsey
Dealer.com, EverBank, Specialized, Felt Bicycles, Fletcher Allen Health Care, Metaball, Vermont Nut Free Chocolate, Onion River Sports, GMBC, Inspire Physical Therapy, The Burlington Criterium, Sustainable Wellness Massage, ProGold Mfr., Smith Optics, Vittoria Tires, 3T Cycling, Twin Six, TRP Brakes, FoodScience of Vermont, Blake’s All Naturals, FairPoint Communications, Cabot Creamery, Mad Alchemy, Osmo Nutrition