Los Angeles-based VRC is pleased to announce that "No Opportunity Wasted" (NOW) will be the team's title sponsor for 2007 season. NOW, a best selling book and critically acclaimed television series, was created and is produced by four-time Emmy award winning "Amazing Race" host Phil Keoghan and Louise Keoghan. NOW is about encouraging people from all walks of life to make the most of every opportunity and to step up to physical and mental challenges that take them to the edge.
Although the complete roster of sponsors is still being finalized, additional committed sponsors include Cardiac Imaging Associates, MS Society, Panaracer tires, Parkpre USA and Velo-Fit.
VRC has members of all ages and categories but was expressly founded to help U25 cyclists reach their full potential both on and off the bike. In just three years the team has produced four professional riders, including Curtis Gunn, Jeremiah Wiscovitch, Michael Blatchford and most recently, Sergio Hernandez.
NOW tested the waters by sponsoring the team for the 2006 Tour of Southland (New Zealand), participation in which is an annual tradition for the club. Impressed by the team's efforts and results, NOW stepped up for title sponsorship for 2007. The team also believes in racing to raise money and awareness for a charitable cause. VRC has chosen the National MS Society as its charity of choice for 2006-2007 and has already collected over $22,500USD for the MS Society.
The 2007 NOW-MS Society Elite U25 team includes Eric Barlevav, Wes Bredin, Brock Curry, Jared Downing and team captain Eric Losak. The team is accepting additional resumes for its elite and developmental teams. Interested riders must be U25, reside in southern California and be committed to racing as a team. Submit a race resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.