Thursday, May 25, 2006

X-Fusion To Sponsor US MTB Natl Championship

Not that I am bagging on USA Cycling or X-Fusion, but has anyone heard of X-Fusion before ? Does anyone actually have one of their products ? It's nice that they actually are paying the pros this time around . . .
USA Cycling announced today X-Fusion as the title sponsor for its 2006 National Mountain Bike Championships this summer . . . X-Fusion’s support of the event, along with a supplemental contribution from Infineon Raceway, also means a $25,000 prize purse is up for grabs in the 12 men’s and women’s pro events. Competitors in the pro ranks of the Cross Country, Short Track, Mountain Cross, Downhill, Marathon and Super D will compete for a $1,000 cash prize to compliment his or her stars and stripes jersey, gold medal and title of national champion. Additional cash prizes will be paid out five deep - $500, $250, $150, and $100 respectively. Furthermore, an added $1,000 bonus will be on the line for any pro rider that wins two national titles over the weekend.

X-Fusion will also provide suspension products for expert categories through a post-race lottery system amongst podium finishers. In total, three Cross Country and three Downhill suspension packages will be awarded. Additional X-Fusion branded apparel and soft goods will be awarded to amateur category participants.
Full press release here.

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