By VeloNews Interactive
Quark will pick up where Saturn is leaving off – Team Sports Inc. announced today that it has signed the shoe company to a three-year deal as the title sponsor of a women’s pro cycling team.
Canadian Lyne Bessette will captain the team, which has also signed 2003 national champion Sarah Uhl. Quark is negotiating with three other athletes and looking for two additional riders.
The Quark team will kick off the 2004 season with a March training camp in California, and make its racing debut on March 13 at McClane Pacific, in Merced, California.
Team Sports will manage the team; former Saturn development director Brett Meinke will direct Quark on the road.
The Quark brand, a division of Sofft Shoes, is a lightweight line of shoes offering comfort and support in four unique collections: original, sandal, active, and all-weather.