By Mark Zalewski, North American Editor
Threshold Sports, promoters of the Pro Cycling Tour in North America, announced today that Barclay Global Investors has inked a three-year sponsorship deal to be the title sponsor of the San Francisco Grand Prix, which will now be known as the Barclay Global Investors Grand Prix. Barclay Global Investors is known world-wide for the Barclaycard credit card.
Barclays replaces T-Mobile as the title sponsor of the four year old race after T-Mobile's two-year sponsorship ended. Subsequent to the expiration of the agreement with T-Mobile, the women's race of the San Francisco Grand Prix was indefinitely postponed by the promoters due to high costs and difficulty of running two races on the streets of downtown San Francisco.