Fountain Hills, AZ – The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Presented by Maxxis wrapped up its official kick-off to the 2010 campaign Sunday following a week of training and team building in Tucson, Arizona, and a weekend gathering with sponsors, VIPs and special guests in Fountain Hills, outside of Phoenix.
“We had a great week of training up in Tucson,” said team director Mike Tamayo. “Everyone meshed together really well, and we have a lot of strong guys who we expect to work very well together.”
The team moved onto the Phoenix area to welcome team sponsors and guests, including key executives from UnitedHealthcare. Highlights of the weekend included two large group rides with team members and sponsors, as well as the formal team presentation hosted by cycling announcer Dave Towle. The weekend also featured an interview with UnitedHealthcare West Region CEO Steve Nelson and team captain Tim Johnson on the CBS Sports Report on KPHO TV.
“It was a highly successful weekend,” said Thierry Attias, President of Momentum Sports Group, which manages the team. “We had quite a few key people from UnitedHealthcare with us and they’re all extremely excited about the sponsorship. And we know their enthusiasm will carry through to their 80,000 employees. We look forward to helping support their mission of helping people live healthier lifestyles.”
The team will next assemble for the MERCO race weekend in Merced, California, March 6-7.
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