Shimano returns to Intelligentsia Cup as a the Official Technical Support Partner
June 2, 2023
Intelligentsia Cup is celebrating 11 years of racing in and around Chicagoland
June 2, 2023 Chicago, IL /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – The Intelligentsia Cup is pleased to announce Shimano is returning as the Official Technical Support Partner for the 2023 race series.
“The support Shimano gives our riders is amazing and we are extremely grateful to see them return this year. Their dedication to helping our riders remain competitive is invaluable.” – Marco Colbert, Intelligentsia Cup Race Director
This is Shimano’s third year as a Technical Support Partner of the Intelligentsia Cup. 2021 was their first year, during which they provided a myriad of services to keep riders’ bikes in good working condition so they could contend for the top step.
“The Intelligentsia Cup is a fantastic series that delivers incredible amateur and professional competition in uniquely American road racing venues. Shimano takes pride in developing high quality products that these racers depend upon and providing them the highest level of race support on offer.” – Nick Legan, Road Brand Manager, Shimano
About Intelligentsia Cup: The Intelligentsia Cup is a 10-day road series in and around Chicagoland. The venues in 2023 are: West Dundee, Glen Ellyn, Winfield, Mundelein, Lombard, Brookfield (new this season), Northbrook, Elgin, Lake Bluff, and West Fulton Market in Chicago. This exciting series attracts elite and amateur cyclists from all over America and around the world, and is the largest road series in the country. Intelligentsia Cup is part of the American Criterium Cup, a series of criteriums that share a vision to invigorate American criterium racing and create engaging events that are spectator-friendly, and great for the communities in which races are staged.
About Shimano: Over the past 102 years, Shimano has established itself as the world’s leading manufacturer of bike components. Shimano is famous for its “Systems Engineering”. This means that all components are developed in such a way that they function perfectly together and with the human body. The result is improved control, a faster response, more efficient use of rider energy and a general feeling of precision and harmony. You feel the difference when you ride a bike with Shimano components.
Besides bicycle components, Shimano also produces fishing tackle and rowing equipment. Our corporate philosophy is based upon the development of products that support people in enjoying outdoor activities in the natural environment.