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Elite Bicycles is the Official Technical Support Team for the 2010 REV3 Race Series

January 7, 2010

Philadelphia, PA - January 5, 2010. Elite Bicycles Inc. (Visit Elite!) is proud to announce that Elite Bicycles is the official mechanical support team for all three REVOLUTION 3 Triathlon (Visit Rev 3!) race locations and events. Elite Bicycles Inc. and Revolution 3 triathlon share the same goal - to help provide a â??fun and first class experienceâ? for all athletes who compete in any or all events, and to create a pleasant and enjoyable occasion for the friends and families that are in attendance to support their loved ones on their big day. Look for the Elite Bicycles Five Star symbol of excellence near the transition area of each event for the location of all of your unmatched service needs.

Elite Bicycles, Inc. will be happily providing FREE pre race tune up services for all athletes entered in the REV 3 event at that location. Elite will also be on course at all events to help provide neutral support and sag assistance for any and all competitors actively racing. Normal charges will be required for all replacement parts and or labor-intensive jobs. Elite Bicycles will also be providing athletes assistance with the unpacking and rebuilding of bikes that are shipped to the race location. For a nominal fee Elite Bicycles will also be providing packing, shipping, and transportation services for all athletes who need or desire such services.

Elite Bicycles will also be giving an in depth lecture open to all comers on the days before the race on what are the relevant characteristics of â??The Perfect Fitâ?. Athletes are then welcome to sign up for an appointment featuring a complete biomechanical bicycle positioning and educational lecture to be performed on the day following the event. All fittings will take no less than three hours and come with the Elite Bicycles money back guarantee of satisfaction. For additional information on the Elite Bicycles specific fitting protocol pleases see, (Elite Fit Page)

Elite Bicycles is a Philadelphia based, USA manufacturer of high performance, custom built and painted racing bicycles, specializing in testing, positioning, & education. Elite Bicycles builds triathlon, road racing, cyclocross, track, & mountain bikes. President David Greenfield is a former professional triathlete, Jamaican National Champion, & master of biomechanical bicycle positioning. Well known for its exceptional customer service & responsiveness, Elite builds bicycles that deliver maximum performance & value for every customer - from professional athlete to weekend warrior.

â??The REVOLUTION3 Triathlon race series was created to change the way athletes, family members, and spectators view and participate in triathlons of all distances. One of our immediate goals is to make triathlons a more interactive, enjoyable experience for spectators by providing fun activities for children and family members during the race. REVOLUTION3 Triathlon is about change! Change for the age grouper, change for the professional athlete, and change for the spectators.â? From the REV3 web site.

The REV3 triathlon series for 2010 is made up of three dynamic venues each featuring two separate races, of different distances; one of which will be considered the â??Feature Raceâ? of that location. The series will begin in Knoxville, Tennessee on May 9th, 2010. In Knoxville the Feature Race will be the Olympic Distance Rev with a $50,000 USD Pro Prize Purse. The second multi race event location will be in Middlebury, Connecticut where the Feature Race will be the Half Distance Rev on Sunday June 6th. This race will boast an enormous $150,000 USD Pro Prize Purse, making it one of the largest paydays in the sport of triathlon. The climax of the Revolution 3 triathlon series will be the September 12th event where REV3 will offer a tremendous family focused event at Cedar Point Amusement Park in Sandusky Ohio. The Feature Race at Cedar Point will be the Full Distance Rev, which consists of a 2.4-mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bicycle ride and finishing with a full 26.2-mile marathon run. This race also boasts a large Pro Prize Purse of $100,000 USD.

In addition to the huge race day cash payouts, both professional and age group athletes who compete in any of the featured series races will have the ability to earn points towards the series and will qualify for the cash prizes. Race series points will be awarded to athletes at each race based on their overall order of finish (by time). The Pro overall prize purses (male and female) will be $15,000 USD, with a rare cash pay day to the top five amateur athletes series points leaders, starting with a $4,000 USD for first place overall.

Finally, there is a potential for another monster additional bonus payment of $125,000 USD for any professional male or female that can win the Triple Crown by making claim to victory at each event sites â??feature raceâ?. Taking on this Triple Crown challenge and vying for the feature race series overall title will be celebrity athlete Tara Costa. Tara was a featured contestant on the previous season of the hit reality show â??The Biggest Loserâ?. Tara has lost a whopping 155 pounds since first joining the show in September 2008.

Please feel free to visit either the Elite Bicycles or Rev 3 Tri websites for additional information.

Ryan MacArthur
Director of Operations
Elite Bicycles, Inc.