Scott USA to Sponsor Dresdner Kleinwort Triathlon Team
Normann Stadler is the team captain and mentor of the Dresdner Kleinwort Triathlon Team, which is aiming for a larger international presence in 2009 and beyond. In addition to Stadler, the 2009 team will also include Markus Fachbach, Jan Raphael, and Maik Twelsiek of Germany, Mathias Hecht (Switzerland), Marino Vanhoenacker (Belgium) and Scott Neyedli (Scotland). It was important for Scott to be represented internationally on the long distance triathlon scene as well as by world class athletes like those on the Dresdner Kleinwort team. Scott mission is to provide the best-performing equipment to its riders and also to create the most technically advanced products, such as the Scott Plasma2 bike and the Makani RC running shoes. Normann the Norminator Stadler introduced the new Plasma2 from Scott Bicycles last October at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. He put in a great performance on his Scott Plasma2, finishing with the third best bike split (4:29:56). He rode the 180 kilometres at an average speed of 40km/h, proof that the Stadler/Plasma2 combination works well together and that Stadler has the right tools to compete at the highest level of the sport. With help from the Makani RC, Normann accomplished a personal first on the run, crossing the finish line at Kona without any blisters. Jan Raphael also achieved this personal first at Ironman New Zealand March 7. Unfortunately, some overzealous Makani RC fans nicked a pair of Jan shoes just two days before the race. Regardless, Jan competed well, finishing the South Island course in 8:32:32, fast enough for fourth place. For Scott Bicycles, the decision to sponsor the Dresdner Kleinwort Triathlon Team was an important one. With help from the entire Dresdner Kleinwort squad, Scott can establish itself as a top brand in triathlon. The extreme demands these athletes place on their equipment motivates Scott to create the very best products, allowing then to achieve their best results while using the most advanced technology. With support from other strong suppliers like SRAM, Profile Design and ZIPP, Scott can guarantee that when its athletes ride the Plasma2, they are riding the best.