Giant Bicycles has announced that it has signed a two-year agreement with Rabobank beginning in 2009.
The agreement covers not only the elite team whose riders include Oscar Freire and Denis Menchov, but also the U23 developmental squad and the Rabobank cyclo-cross team which includes current world champion Lars Boom.
Giant will supply all three teams with bikes and Shimano will continue on as the primary component sponsor.
"We're pleased Rabobank has chosen to ride Giant," said Giant chief executive officer Tony Lo in a company press release. "It's a natural fitâ€”two organizations with a long-term commitment to competitive cycling. Combine Rabobank's talent with Giant's ability to create superior products, and great things are sure to happen."
Source: http://www.cyclingnews.com/tech.php?id= ... news/08-27