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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles
Contact: Volker Seitz
Telephone: +49 (0) 5 11 / 7 98-70 67
Telefax: +49 (0) 5 11 / 7 98-58 10
Email: volker.seitz@volkswagen.de

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles continues title sponsorship of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM – agreement extended to end of 2014

Hannover/Mallorca, 10 February 2013: This year and next year, the MERIDA mountain bike professionals will once again be pushing their pedals for Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. The successful commercial vehicle manufacturer and the successful mountain bikers have been on the road together for ten years now.

Over the next two years, professional athletes of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM will continue to drive to all national and international races as well as PR events, both inside and outside Germany, with 14 vehicles from Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: eleven Multivan and two Crafter Van vehicles as well as a motor caravan based on the Crafter.

This collaboration with Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been in existence since 2003. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been the team’s title sponsor since the 2004 season. Since then, the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM has become one of the most respected and successful mountain bike teams in the world. Over the past ten years, it has earned Olympic Gold and Silver (Athens 2004), 12 World Championship titles, 15 European Championship titles, 37 World Cup victories and 16 national championship titles.

Merida Industry Co. Ltd. is the world’s second largest producer of quality bicycles and is well-known for the development of high-quality and very lightweight aluminium and carbon bicycle frames.



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Motorex supplies lubricants and care products from the Bike Line, making it one of the world’s leading suppliers in the cycling sector. The secret of the company’s success lies in the combination of three important factors: Uncompromising development work and continuous further development of products aiming to achieve the highest quality. The products are tested in use under extreme conditions, with feedback provided by the world’s best riders such as members of the Multivan Merida Team. A combination of the best product performance with user friendliness. The result is fast and simple professional bike care – a well-maintained bike makes cycling more fun.



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An exceptional team demands an exceptional energy supplier. That's why the Multivan Merida Biking Team trusts in WINFORCE - a Swiss Company whose sports nutrition products set new standards. What once began as a vision in a garage, has become a an internationally known brand that stands for highest quality, function and innovation.



MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM trusts in the Power of Nature

During their season, the pro riders of our MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM absolve over 100 racing events in 20 countries – impressive numbers which represent the innumerable training and competition kilometres of our pro athletes as well as their countless hours in the saddle.

To be race ready, the Cross Country and Marathon pro riders of our MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM trust OLBAS SPORT. With the Deutsche Olbas GmbH, we have found a brilliant partner whose excellent OLBAS SPORT series has specifically been developed for the requirements of female and male athletes of the high-performance sector. Together with extracts of horse chestnut, the special mix of the five essential oils from peppermint, eucalyptus, cajuput, pyrola and juniper berry offers best possibilities – from effective preparation for physical strain up to the successful soothing of stressed muscles.

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