Team Skoda Racing is to become Team Skoda Fruzio
New Zealand’s leading cycling development team are set for a name change after signing a multi-year deal with leading frozen fruit supplier Fruzio. Fruzio distribute and sell frozen Blueberries, mixed Berries, Raspberries and Mango in Pak n Save and New World. The team will become Team Skoda - Fruzio effective immediately and will race in new racing jerseys at the fourth round of the Calder Stewart Series on the 5th May.
Team Skoda - Fruzio have gone from strength to strength in 2018 after finishing third at the New Zealand Cycle Classic 2.2 UCI race in Masterton and gaining two silver medals at the recent Oceania Road Cycling Championships in Tasmania. The team will also see four riders head to the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Agile, Switzerland later in the year.
Team manager Scott Fairbairn says, “We are proud in what we have achieved with the Team over the past seven years. The Team has always had a focus on developing the best up and coming riders in New Zealand and it’s rewarding to see the likes of Patrick Bevin, Robert Stannard and Campbell Stewart achieving impressive results at an international level. We have always been very particular around the sponsorships with the Team to make sure they align with our vision and buy in to what we are wanting to achieve. Fruzio is a brand that we really felt passionate about partnering with due to the health benefits of fruit and vegetables. Our riders love frozen fruit and making healthy smoothies after their rides”.
Fruzio Brand Manager, Poppy Binning says, “Team Skoda Fruzio continue to deliver a vital role of mentoring New Zealand’s leading junior riders and we have been impressed by their professionalism and holistic approach to bringing through our country’s finest young riders. We are a Nelson based family owned company and the Team aligns with what we stand for as a company. We are passionate about seeing more New Zealand families out on their bikes and eating more high quality vegetables and fruit in their diets.
The Team are has just finished competing at the Cycling New Zealand Age Group nationals in Carterton this last weekend and have already gained two National titles in the men’s Under 17 and Under 19 time trial grades.
As always the riders and team management would like to thank our partners especially Skoda New Zealand and all our supporters for continuing to follow and believe in what the team aims to achieve!
Background: Team Skoda Racing is a New Zealand elite cycling trade team with a focus on developing under 19 and under 23 talent. With 16 riders nationwide, Team Skoda -Fruzio has a full race programme across New Zealand and overseas.
Team Skoda Racing is grateful to their key partners – Skoda, Trek Bicycles, DT Swiss, Torpedo 7, CCN Sports, Shimano, ilabb, Idea HQ, Kit Brix bags, Bontrager, Pure Sports Nutrition, Vittoria Tyres, Biomaxa, Revbox, Apex Insurance, Velotoze, SBA Accounting, Whipit Law, Uniden, Park Tool