By Susan Westemeyer
Team High Road will be able to continue riding on Giant bikes. The bike manufacturer announced Monday that it would continue its association with the team, unlike other sponsors (Adidas and Audi) which dropped the team when title sponsor T-Mobile withdrew its backing.
Giant had indicated that it would probably stay, and confirmed its decision to remain as a main sponsor. "Giant and Team High Road share the same commitment to a clean and fair sport, and together we will work to shape the future of cycling," said Tony Lo, President of Giant Manufacturing Co. "We have been collaborating with this young and highly talented group of men and women to develop the world's most advanced bicycles, and we're excited to continue this powerful partnership. We can't wait to unleash this winning formula in the coming season."
Team Owner Bob Stapleton said, "We are very pleased to continue working with one of the most innovative and largest manufacturers of bicycles in the world. Giant was part of our successful season in 2007, and we are excited about our plans for 2008 and beyond. This is a committed partnership and we appreciate the ongoing support of Giant bicycles."
The Giant bikes for High Road will continue to have Shimano components, the company announced yesterday.