Riis Cycling, the management company of Team CSC, and Cervélo Cycles have announced that they have extended their collaboration through to 2009.
While the first contract signed between Team CSC and Cervélo was in August 2002, when the Danish squad wasn't as successful as it is currently, the collaboration between the two has developed accordingly.
"An example of the teamwork that Team CSC and Cervélo have created is evident in the new Soloist Carbon," said Phil White, Cervélo co-founder. "The first bike that could truly be called a complete collaboration between us. I've said it before and it bears repeating, they have made us better bike designers. Based on the results the riders have already achieved on this new model in two short months, we know this is a winning relationship."
"We remain committed to Cervélo," said team manager Bjarne Riis, "not because Team CSC wins every race or because Cervélo is the biggest, but because being the best is about dedication and a commitment to excellence, and those are principles we both share."