Monday, January 14, 2008

Team Evotri Press Release:

"Making the Team"
January 16, 2008
Madison, WI

In 2007, it began with a vision to take eight people further than they'd ever been with top-notch coaching, industry leading technology, and the finest in precision equipment. Follow along as the former members of team raceAthlete 2007 take things to the next level in 2008. It's a new year and they've evolved into a new team: Team Evotri. Committed to giving back to the endurance community, they once again want you to be part of the journey.

On March 1, 2008, the first of three lucky age-groupers will be asked to join the team. Each will be awarded a prize package from new Team Evotri sponsors: SRAM, and Robbie Ventura’s Vision Quest Coaching, as well as returning sponsors BMC Bicycles, CycleOps Power, Zipp Speed Weaponry and 2XU.

Over the course of the next few months the team will be looking for three people with a certain passion for endurance sport, a certain tirelessness for giving back to the endurance community, and a certain determination to reach new horizons in personal endurance performance. Do you have what it takes to make the team?

Winners can rest assured their performance will undoubtedly be taken to the next level with the following prize package:

Swiss based BMC Bicycles will provide winners with the precision engineered and fiercely designed TT02 Time Machine, the exact bike ridden by Ironman bike course record holder, pro triathlete, Tyler Stewart.

CycleOps Power will provide each winner with a new Fluid2 trainer and a cutting edge wireless PowerTap SL 2.4, which will allow athletes to unlock their potential and monitor their growth throughout the season just like the top pros.

The experienced and passionate team of professionals at Vision Quest Coaching will take members to the next level with a professionally individualized coaching package.

SRAM will outfit the Time Machines with world-class Force drivetrains and brake components, engineered for top performance and efficiency.

Also, Zipp Speed Weaponry will provide 606 wheelsets, cranks and bars for the excellence in endurance sport trifecta.

Wetsuits and race kits provided by 2XU, the industry experts in state-of-the-art style.

Certainly an exciting adventure begins in 2008. Team Evotri and their sponsors invite you to submit your videos for round one of the contest by reading the instructions below. Stay tuned to for forthcoming team information, including how you can compete to make the team in 2008.

TT02 Time Machines provided by BMC, a company driven by style, passion and precision. Innovative design features, rigorous testing, and a vast history of working with the industry's top athletes have set BMC apart from the pack. Visit for their full line of men's and women's road and mountain bikes.

CycleOps Powertaps and trainers are provided by the Madison, Wisconsin-based Saris Cycling Group; makers of industry leading power meters, racks and indoor trainers, as well as home to the top minds in performance science. Visit for an up close and personal education.

Professional coaching provided by Vision Quest: a dynamic, hands on, fully involved coaching program designed to provide direct interaction between the athletes and the coach for triathletes and cyclists. Please find more information on the diverse and flexible programs at

Wheels of Team EvoTri provided by Zipp Speed Weaponry, flawless craftsmanship makes these wheels the industry leader in speed and aerodynamic efficiency. For more information, and for a complete product catalog, visit

Drive and Brake components provided by SRAM, manufacturers of world-class bicycle parts including the new Double Tap & Exact Actuation technologies designed for faster Tri, Road & CX machines. See & learn more at http:/

Cutting-edge and sleek, 2XU will assure teammates maximize their potential with the industry's most revolutionary wetsuits and race kits. Visit for the latest innovations.

Making the Team: 2008 - Round One Contest Guidelines

Endurance sport enthusiasts, do you have what it takes to make the team? Tell us how and why in a video submission no longer than three minutes. Videos will be narrowed down to ten by Team Evotri and their sponsors, and displayed on the team's website ( where they will then be voted upon by the endurance sport community at large for creativity, quality, and how well they address the following questions:

1. How will you benefit the team if you're chosen? What are your personal attributes?

2. How have you, and how do you plan to give back to the endurance sport community? Nothing is too insignificant, list it all.

3. Why tri? Please be as creative as possible in explaining why you are passionate about triathlon and endurance sport?

From the ten, Team Evotri and their sponsors will announce the winner on March 1, 2008 and the winner will be notified.
*Entitle all videos with your name and the subtitle: Making the Team, 2008.

*Upload all videos to You Tube and send the link to by February 15, 2008.

*Videos not within the time constraints will not be viewed or posted on the team website for voting.

*By sending a video link to, candidates grant Team Evotri and their sponsors permission to use said video for promotional purposes affiliated with Team Evotri and the Making the Team: 2008 contest.

*Winners of the team slots forfeit all awards should they be unable to continue as a team member for any reason.

*Winners of the team slots agree to maintain a personal website or blog documenting their training and racing experience for as long as they are members of Team Evotri.

*Winners of the team slots agree to attend the WIBA training weekend in Madison, Wisconsin in June, 2008, and race Steelhead 70.3 in August, 2008.