H&R Block Pro Cycling Team welcomes GQ-6 as a new Team Partner

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Vancouver, BC – The H&R Block Pro Cycling Team is pleased to announce GQ-6 as the team’s official hydration partner. GQ-6 will be providing the Team with specialized hydration solutions to power the team moving forward.

The team has been diligent in this process to find the right hydration partner. It was vital that the team align themselves with a brand that uses the best ingredients, allowing the riders to stay hydrated during intense training and race conditions.


“Several elite athletes were requesting a premium hydration product with specific attributes. After a lot of renditions, we finally nailed it and FLŌŌÏD was born,“ said Richard Hiraga, President and Founder of GQ-6. “We are excited to be working with the H&R Block Pro Cycling Team as the athletes will be providing critical feedback on our products for future development, and we are happy to be the hydration suppliers to a great squad of Canadian athletes”.

During the 2015 season, the team was given the opportunity to test the product with the riders. “It was very important for me to know that the athletes unanimously endorsed GQ-6. Hydration and nutrition is one aspect of the operations of the team that I require the athletes to be engaged from the start through the selection process because they are the ones that have to use it on a daily basis. I knew we were associating ourselves with the right partner when we received immediate positive feedback from every rider”, said Team Director, Mark Ernsting.

The team looks forward to officially having GQ-6 moving forward with the program.

About GQ-6:

GQ-6 debuts integrated 3:2:1 hydration system for endurance athletes:

In an endurance market saturated with “sports drinks” created with minimal nutrition advantages, GQ-6 is changing the way athletes hydrate. By creating a pre, intra and post-workout system of supplementation specific to endurance athletes’ needs, GQ-6 focuses on simple, clean and effective ingredients in crisp yet subtle refreshing flavors. Founded by Richard Hiraga, a 30-year veteran of the hydration/nutrition industry, GQ-6 was created with a team of physiologists, scientists, medical doctors, elite/professional athletes and trusted manufacturers. The result: A 3:2:1 carbohydrate blend for ultimate electrolyte utilization.

GQ-6, a better product for better athlete.

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