Quintana Roo Government (Mexico) and teamTBB today announce a regional partnership. TeamTBB – the world’s premiere triathlon team – has selected the Island of Cozumel, as it’s regional training hub for North and South America and at the same time launched in partnership with the Quintana Roo Government a new teamTBB country triathlon team, named Cozumel teamTBB Mexico.
The Governor of the state of Quintana Roo, Roberto Borge Angulo says, “We are very pleased to partner with the strongest and most professionally structured triathlon team in the world, right here in Cozumel. We want to augment these professional athletes with promising young Mexican athletes that will hopefully be able to represent our country at international competitions in the near future. Obviously, having a top caliber coach in Brett Sutton helps make this goal a real possibility.”
With the goal of supporting the sport of triathlon and also helping promising young Mexican athletes develop into world-class triathlon professionals, the Quintana Roo Government has become the title sponsor of this team.
TeamTBB Brett Sutton says “Cozumel’s quality sports and tourism infrastructure provides teamTBB a world class location to base it’s regional training hub for North and South America and to serve our pro athletes, age group athletes through our regular organized teamTBB training camps and our Mexican scholarship athletes part of the social program.”
The team will consist of a number of teamTBB selected pro athletes, complemented by a number of Mexican scholarship athletes, who together will form the latest teamTBB country team with oversight from teamTBB head coach Brett Sutton.
The team officially begins on January 1st 2013 under a four-year partnership, but will see its anchor athlete, James Cunnama winner of Challenge Roth 2012 and Ironman Florida Champion 2010, race in today’s Ironman Cozumel.
TeamTBB and the Quintana Roo government, with support of the local community on Cozumel, intend to make Cozumel the best triathlon training destination in the Caribbean and bring year round quality tourism to Cozumel.
The team’s newly designed uniform using the colors of Mexico’s national flag with the banner slogan of “Tri Cozumel” will inspire its professional athletes to race for the team and also act as role models by providing hope and opportunity through sports.