H&R Block Pro Cycling Team welcomes Challenge Tires as a new Team Partner

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Vancouver, BC – The H&R Block Pro Cycling Team is pleased to announce Challenge as the team’s new Tire partner for the upcoming season. Challenge Tires provides the highest quality of handmade tires with production in Italy.

The team has been diligent in this process to find the right tire partner as this is an absolute priority to get right for the athletes.. It was vital that the team align themselves with a brand that has the best quality product and continues to innovate where the athletes will see marginal gains in performance on the road.




“Challenge is delighted to be providing our handmade tires to the H&R Block Professional Cycling Team. We appreciate their dedication to developing Canada’s best U23 athletes and feel our tires will be key in getting their athletes to the finish line each day. We look forward to working with them this season and getting their feedback on both existing and new products that we develop” says Chris Clinton, of Challenge North America.

As the teams newest product partner we are delighted to be able to provide the athletes with world class tires on both their training and race wheels. “It is important to have equipment that is reliable in all conditions and tires play a major role in getting the athletes to the finish line without major incidentals along the way” says Mark Ernsting, Team Director.

The team looks forward to having the Challenge Tires incorporated into the team’s program for the 2016 season and beyond.

About Challenge’s Handmade Tires: 
Challenge creates handmade Tubular, Open Tubular and Clincher tires using an artisan process that allows the rubber to retain its natural properties. By avoiding the industry-standard vulcanization process, which requires extremely high heat, we provide tires with the superior grip, performance and comfort required by demanding professional athletes and everyday riders. Continuous research in sophisticated raw materials and production processes make us unique. Challenge offers top-end Silk and Cotton casings with the highest thread count possible, plus puncture protection and advanced natural rubber compounds for suppleness, safety and strength. Demanding riders who strive to excel choose Challenge.

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