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Quintana Roo Partners with Team MPI

Author: Bryanna Hurley

Date: 02/21/2017

Chattanooga, TN (February 21, 2017) – Quintana Roo (QR), celebrating 30 years of manufacturing triathlon-specific bikes known for their design innovation, elite technology and focus on helping triathletes exceed their performance goals, today announced a three-year partnership with Team MPI. This collaboration will bring more cycling training opportunities to Team MPI coaches and team members.

“This is the type of partnership we truly enjoy,” said Peter Hurley, CEO of American Bicycle Group. “Team MPI brings various levels of athletes to our sport, from beginner to professional, which is what we also want to do, and we are both dedicated to helping each athlete achieve his or her goals. It’s a great fit.”

“Team MPI prides itself on partnering with not only leaders in the industry, but also with respected companies that want to improve athletes athletic lives,” added MPI CEO and head coach Mark Sortino. “American Bicycle Group with their Quintana Roo and Litespeed brands are that kind of company, and we couldn’t be more excited to begin this journey with them.”

QR is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee and owned by American Bicycle Group (ABG). The Team MPI partnership, which not only is a collaboration with the Team MPI coaches, but also with the camps and the Team MPI-produced triathlons. It is one of a full year of activities, events and rebates celebrating ABG’s three decades of developing and producing award-winning triathlon specific bikes.

About American Bicycle Group

Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, American Bicycle Group manufactures leading-edge, high performance bikes under two brands: Litespeed (road, mountain and gravel bikes) and Quintana Roo (triathlon-specific bikes). Litespeed’s titanium technology makes it the leading manufacturer of cold-worked, cycling-specific tubesets in the world, which led to a partnership with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to fabricate the wheels’ framework of the Mars Land Rover.  Quintana Roo is one of the few bicycle companies in the world entirely devoted to triathlon bikes. Its PRfive was named 2016 Interbike Triathlon Innovation of the Year, and the PRfive and PRsix models were designated as LAVA magazine’s Editor’s Pick Gear-of-the-Year for Bike Technology in 2016 and 2015, respectively.  www.americanbicyclegroup.com

About Team MPI

Team MPI offers individual coaching, training packages, camps, and clinics for multisport athletes and paratriathletes of all levels.  Established in 2010, Team MPI has grown to a nationwide staff of 18 coaches who work in a collaborative and mentorship-based environment to bring best practices to each athlete in their unique pursuit of sport. The team is led by Head Coaches Mark Sortino, USA Triathlon Level III certified coach, race director, and 3x IM World Championship finisher; John Murray, a USA Triathlon Level II certified coach, race director, and ASCA Level 2 coach with 17 years of triathlon experience; and Christine Palmquist, a USA Triathlon Level III certified coach and multiple-Ironman finisher with 19 years of youth and adult coaching experience. Team MPI has conducted camps for Team Semper Fi, Challenged Athletes Foundation, USA Paratriathlon and the National Paratriathlon Team, and all three head coaches have been coaches for Team USA Paratriathlon. Team MPI produces the Portofino Tri Series and founded the Jubilee Kids Triathlon, Sea Turtle Tri, and Maritime DeLuna Du. Learn more about Multisport Performance Institute at TeamMPI.com.

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