FUJI-BIKES ist nun Sponsor eines der Spitzenteams in der Pro-Tour und rüstet das Team unter anderem mit der neuen D-6 Technologie aus, anbei der Artikel in Englisch:
Fuji to assume sponsorship of former Saunier Duval team.
Posted Nov. 29, 2008
The team formerly known as Saunier Duval and then Scott-American Beef, has a new title sponsor for the 2009 season.
The new Fuji-Servetto squad will retain its ProTour status. The team was close to collapse after the positive doping test of Italian climbing sensation Ricardo Riccò at the Tour de France. Both Riccò and teammate Leonardo Piepoli were both found to have used the new EPO variant, known as CERA.
For Fuji bicycles, the largest brand of Advanced Sports, Inc., headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, this will be its first foray into the Pro Tour ranks. Previously the sponsor of U.S. Continental team Toyota-United, Fuji continues to expand its presence in the elite sports arena.
In addition to Fuji-Servetto, Fuji bicycles will sponsor the Pro Continental team Elk Haus, based in Austria. Fuji also continues to sponsor Equipe Nurnberger, the top-ranked women’s pro team out of Germany as well as U.S. Olympian and current National Champion in triathlon, Matt Reed.