Equipe Nurnberger's team manager and rider, Petra Rossner and Judith Arndt, have recently joined the list of athletes to be named Gay Games Ambassadors, reports 365gay.com.
Cycling has been part of every Gay Games since its inception in 1982, when cyclo-cross and road races were held. In July 2006, at the Gay Games VII to be held in Chicago, mountain biking, criteriums and time trials have been added, although cyclo-cross no longer features as part of the programme.
"Cycling is our first love, of course, but there is a sport for almost everyone at the Gay Games," said Rossner. "We can't think of a better goal to set than to get fit and take part in an event that does so much on behalf of the gay and lesbian community around the world."
"We are both really pleased to get the opportunity to support the Gay Games as Ambassadors," said Arndt.
Federation of Gay Games co-president Kathleen Webster said: "We're honored that Petra and Judith are becoming Ambassadors in the middle of their ongoing professional careers. Their openness and enthusiasm about the goals of the Gay Games are an inspiration and I'm sure will earn them many new fans."