Rotterdam, The Netherlands — As of today, the Project 1t4i team has a new name: Team Argos-Shimano. The new sponsor, the Argos North Sea Group, was announced Friday at a presentation in Rotterdam.
The Pro Continental team, which is also sponsored by Felt, has partnered with Argos in a three-year deal. The new team name, kit and bikes will be unveiled at this weekend’s Tour of Flanders race in Belgium. Felt’s Michael Mullmann attended the new sponsor presentation and expressed Felt’s excitement about working with the team in a long-term partnership. Riding Felt bikes, the team is already off to a successful start in 2012 and has big goals ahead.
“This means a lot to the team’s development,” said team manager Iwan Spekenbrink. “We find it very important that Argos wholeheartedly underwrites our team’s core values -- team spirit, inspiration, integrity, improvement and innovation.”
Argos will also sponsor Project 1t4i's women's team, which now becomes the Argos-Skil team.