Ciclo Café has announced its Elite Amateur Cycle Racing Team with Naveen John, India’s first International pro cyclist as a team director, mentor and rider. At a glittering launch in Chennai, Ciclo unveiled the team jersey, rider bikes and announced the team composition that will comprise of Naveen John and Arvind Panwar (Two-time winner at the National Championships). Members of the team will be include 6 handpicked riders from the country. Two young riders Parashuram Chenji and Aman Punjani from Hyderabad have been picked as the team’s development riders for 2017. The team will travel to Belgium – Home of Ridley Bikes who are team sponsors, for 3 months in summer for training and race simulations, where riders will be exposed to world class training and development facilities. Other sponsors supporting the team are, 2Go for cycling kits and Apparel, FSA and Vision for Equipment and support from Track & Trail.
“Ciclo Café was formed with a vision to bring together members of the cycling community, increase awareness about cycling and foster cycling excellence in the community and nurturing young talent by expose them to cycling at an international level. Becoming a professional cyclist requires not just talent but an entire support system that we aim to provide the riders”, said Ashish R Thadani CEO of TI Absolute Concepts a partnership between TI and Absolute specialty to open Ciclo Café across the country.