Orbea are happy to announce their partnership with Orca in forming the Orbea-Orca Triathlon Team. Orbea want to continue to develop and grow globally. With the athletes racing in our team we are reinforcing this statement. As Andrew Starykovicz did when he achieved the world record on Ironman distance with the new Orbea Ordu with his time of 4:04:39. The Orbea-Orca Triathlon Team project works not only at a pro level but also by launching a global talented athletes program. This will mean brand involvement with the best young talented athletes in both long and short distance.
On a national level, Matt Sharp 2011 U23 World Champion will be part of this team
“I am very excited to be working with Orca and Orbea. Both companies have a long and illustrious history in their respected sports and I am looking forward to using their products in the upcoming seasons” Stated Matt Sharp.
Athletes racing in the Orbea – Orca Triathlon Team
· Pro athletes: Andrew Starykovicz (US), Manny Huerta (US), Courtney Atkinson (AUS), Ariane Monticeli (BRA), Asa Lundström (SWE), Matt Sharp (UK),
· Talent global athletes: Michael Poole (NZ), Albert Moreno (SP), Sky Draper (UK), Tamara Gomez (SP) , Miriam Casillas (SP), Xisca Tous (SP), Judit Saizar (SP), Melina Alonso (SP), Camila Alonso (SP), Jeff Symonds (CAN)
“With Orca we guarantee to deliver the best products for triathlon, not just in the bike leg, where we were already the fastest, but in the swim and run”, stated Ander Olariaga Marketing Manager from Orbea.
“This Orbea-Orca Triathlon Team is a long term project that should result in us being not only on the first row of the pros but also closely involved in supporting talented local athletes to be globally successful athletes. We want to work in both pro and talent level to ensure that athletes grow with us” stated Raúl Casañas, Marketing Manager for Orca and in charge of the triathlon team project.
“To be able to have an athlete of Matt’s capabilities on the team with a 4 year contract allows athlete to achieve his goals without unnecessary distractions and the brands support the bases of the professional sport” stated Ian Clarke, Orca UK Brand Manager.
Further information: Visit www.orca.com