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PRESS RELEASE – Joseba Beloki to ride SCOTT at the Vuelta

Givisiez, Switzerland, July 26th, 2004 - Joseba Beloki has signedto ride with the Scott sponsored Saunier Duval - Prodir Pro Cycling Teamfor the remainder of the 2004 season and for 2005. Beloki will start ridingfor the team in August, and intends on doing the Vuelta a España.Beloki finished second to Lance Armstrong in the 2002 Tour de France, andwas riding in a very strong position last year before his tubular tirecame off, causing a serious crash that took him out of the 2003 Tour deFrance.He skipped the 2004 Tour de France due to a lack of form and a contractualdispute with Brioches la

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By Press Release – SCOTT USA

Givisiez, Switzerland, July 26th, 2004 – Joseba Beloki has signedto ride with the Scott sponsored Saunier Duval – Prodir Pro Cycling Teamfor the remainder of the 2004 season and for 2005. Beloki will start ridingfor the team in August, and intends on doing the Vuelta a España.Beloki finished second to Lance Armstrong in the 2002 Tour de France, andwas riding in a very strong position last year before his tubular tirecame off, causing a serious crash that took him out of the 2003 Tour deFrance.He skipped the 2004 Tour de France due to a lack of form and a contractualdispute with Brioches la Boulangère. Mauro Giannetti, Saunier Duval– Prodir Team Director said, “We are very proud to have Joseba Beloki onour team for the future. We are currently ranked 10th in the 2004 UCI standings,and we now have a talented leader to take our team to the highest levelfor the future. We know that Joseba can return to his top form as he continueshis recovery, and we expect to be a very strong team at this year’s Vuelta.We look forward to racing the 2005 Tour de France with a very strong team.”Scott Montgomery, General Manager of Scott USA bike group added, “Thisis perfect timing, it will certainly add more momentum to our launch inAmerica. The Vuelta is the third biggest race on the 2004 calendar andwe excited to be a factor in this major tour.”

This summer, the Saunier Duval – Prodir team, riding the Scott CR1Team Issue, will be racing in New York in August and at the T-Mobile Championshipsin San Francisco in September. A very limited number of the CR1 Team Issuebikes (MSRP $4799) are currently available at participating Scott retailers.Call 800-292-5874 to reserve your own rocket ship, or visit www.scottusa.com

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SCOTT USA, Inc., established in 1958 and located in Sun Valley,Idaho, is a leading international manufacturer of premium bike accessories/equipment,motorsports, and wintersports products.