Stages Cycling Announces New 2016 Partnership With the USA Cycling Team
- By Whitney Dawson
- Apr 13, 2016
Stages® Cycling is now the official sponsor and product supplier of indoor stationary cycling bikes to USA Cycling
BOULDER, CO, April 13, 2016—Stages® Cycling is now the official supplier of indoor cycling bikes and power meters to USA Cycling, which is the US national cycling federation, and part of Team USA. This new partnership further illustrates Stages Cycling’s standing as the new standard for professional cycle training.
“Stages Cycling will make Stages Power meters and SC Series indoor cycling bikes available to USA Cycling athletes when competing, and will play an integral role in USAC’s developmental programs and the USA Cycling Team on the road and track,” said Jim Miller, USA Cycling Vice President of Athletics. “Stages will directly support all five disciplines, including our newly-crowned world champion women’s pursuit team, as they aspire to greatness in Rio de Janeiro.”
The SC3 indoor bike—which features the same Stages Power meter technologies produced for professional cyclists—is now the official indoor stationary cycling bike of USA Cycling and the USA Cycling Team.
The Stages Cycling brand is focused on cycling, both indoors and outdoors, since the brand’s inception. This focus sets it apart from other commercial equipment. In its short history, Stages and its products have become immediately recognizable to cycling enthusiasts.
“Choosing Stages Cycling for your facility will attract cyclists as new customers,” said Jim Liggett, Stages Cycling CEO. “Cyclists choose the Stages brand as their trusted power meter. We're proven in the pro peloton with the most elite racers in the world and we feel our success with outdoor cyclists will allow our indoor cycling customers to build their business as cyclists seek to train indoors. Stages can help create new and loyal members.”
Stages’ proven track record with the world’s best cyclists is a fact not lost on the USA Cycling Team.
“The consistent measurement of rider power, and the ease of use of the meters were key factors in our desire to partner with Stages,” said USAC’s Miller. “Stages Cycling Power meters and bicycles will be integral tools for all our disciplines and our Talent ID Camps.”
Stages Cycling’s relationship with USA Cycling is rooted in the passion for cycling fostered by the Stages staff. Many are long standing USAC members and even USAC crowned elite and masters’ national champions.
“We are very excited to increase our support of USA Cycling and their efforts to develop and grow cycling in the US at all levels,” said Pat Warner, VP of Stages Cycling, a seven-time combined elite and masters national cycling champion on the track. “Personally, though, I’m most proud of the work we’re doing to provide the best technology to juniors and developing cyclists who are aspiring to be the next great American cyclists. And, of course, we’re also very excited and proud to be a small part of helping to prepare America’s best for the Rio Games.”