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Avanti Partners with New Zealand Olympic Committee

Avanti Partners with New Zealand Olympic Committee


Official bike supplier of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow and 2016 Olympic Games, Rio

Cheery pop vintage bikes are being teamed with sleek, black commuter bikes in a bid to give New Zealand’s Commonwealth Games team the leading edge in Glasgow.

Avanti has signed a two year deal to be the official bike supplier of the New Zealand Olympic Committee, initially providing Avanti bikes as transportation around the Commonwealth Games Athletes’ Village, for the New Zealand team.

John Struthers, Avanti founder, said the partnership with the New Zealand Olympic Committee was part of the company’s ongoing commitment to cycling following the sponsorship of the Avanti Racing Team and Avantidrome.

“We are proud to be supporting the New Zealand team as they head off to the Commonwealth Games and we’re excited to be part of the build-up to the Olympic Games in 2016. We’re committed to cycling and we’re honoured to be working with our Kiwi athletes to help achieve their sporting dreams.”

“We wish New Zealander, Stephanie McKenzie, every success at the Commonwealth Games as she rides the high performance Avanti Pista Evo II track frame. While some athletes will be riding Avanti at the Games, we are here to support all the New Zealand Athletes in Glasgow.”

“Our research team work hard to continually develop our Avanti Design Technology, using leading edge technology right here in New Zealand, to provide bikes for family recreation through to high performance cycling teams,” he said.

Avanti has provided 10 sleek, black Inc. 2 bikes and 20 Metro 2 bikes with locks and helmets. Both models are designed specifically for urban street riding and will fit well with the requirements of the team as transport around the 35 hectare village, which will be home to more than 6,500 athletes and their team officials.

“The Commonwealth Games village is a large area, and we clock up kilometres every day getting around - from the dining hall to the gym, to the medical clinics and back to our apartments,” said New Zealand Olympic Committee CEO Kereyn Smith. “Having fantastic Avanti bikes to ride will save our athletes time and ensure they can rest when they need to. And what’s more they’ll be black, sleek and show the rest of the village that we mean business.

“We’re also delighted to be teamed with one of the most advanced racing bike providers in the world. The Avanti bikes certainly stand out on the race track.”

Following the Commonwealth Games, the bikes, locks and helmets, will be donated to The Bike Station, a Glasgow based charity, focused on encouraging cycling for all the family and at all levels.

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