Hutchinson Backs Niki Gudex
Hutchinson announced today it will be the official tire sponsor of both the Saunier Duval-Prodir Pro Tour team as well as Australian MTB racer Niki Gudex. These two entities may seem at different ends of the cycling universe but the lifestyle dirt rider and the Elite Spanish road outfit come together where the dirt meets the road under the Scott Bicycles and Hutchinson sponsorship umbrella.
No stranger to backing top flight Pro Tour teams, Hutchinson is exploring new ground across the border in Spain. After an off season that saw a number of high profile signings including Iban Mayo and Gilberto Simoni, Saunier Duval-Prodir has put their trust and confidence in Hutchinson's proven quiver of racing tires.
Niki Gudex who has made a name for herself as an up and coming Australian XC racer as well as a fashion model and graphic designer will once again be tackling a diverse mix of MTB events around the world. Gudex will be rolling across the globe on her newly released signature Scott Contessa Spark women's specific mountain bike equipped with a new line of XC tires Hutchinson plans to unveil at the Sea Otter Classic.
“We saw an opportunity to get behind a great team and a great rider” said Adam Micklin, Hutchinson Tires North Americas manager. “Aligning with Scott Bicycles in the sponsorship arena is a sure way to build momentum and we look forward to joining forces on a number of other projects in the coming months.”
"Hutchinson Backs Saunier Duval-Prodir / Niki Gudex" February 2007