Looking to return professional track cycling to former glory days, Biotest Laboratories has announced its sponsorship of a professional track team with the creation of the Spike Professional Cycling Team.
The Spike Pro Track team, consisting of eight of America's top male and female track cyclists, will target the USA Cycling National Track Series, USA Cycling national track championships, USA Cycling world cup qualifier events and select World Cup track events, according to team director Bill Ramsay.
"This is an historic day for US cycling and for this team," said Ramsay. "The quality of athletes and staff combined with the commitment of Spike to the program ensures that this team will achieve great results." In relation to their role in American cycling, Ramsay said, "I believe we are uniquely positioned to take track racing to the professional level in the United States."
In addition to the pro track team, Spike will be sponsoring the elite Cody Racing masters team. The new Spike masters team will contest Colorado road and track events as well as USA Cycling road, track and cyclocross national championships in 2006.