Munich, at the ISPO fair, 7th February 2011,
The Thule Adventure Team, brought together by Thule, aim to challenge the very best in some of the toughest, most extreme adventure races and multisport competitions in the world. After a successful first year in 2010, the team is now getting organized and set up for a new season starting with the Huairsinchi race in Fuerza del Viento, Equador, South America, in March. The team is extended from four to six members, of which four are totally new to the team.
Going into the 2011 season, Martin Flinta, captain of the Thule Adventure Team can look back on a successful first year. First place Abu Dhabi Adventure (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates), Coast to Coast (New Zealand), Scandinavian Championship / Åre Extreme Challenge (Åre, Sweden) are just a few of the successes that the team has achieved.
“It has been a very good first year with the Thule Adventure Team” says Martin Flinta. “Going into 2011 we can not only look back on some good results, but also on some good learning’s on how we can achieve even better results. We will also make some changes to the team that we believe we will benefit from” ends Martin.
The Thule Adventure Team will consist of:
Martin Flinta, 37 years, Team Captain, from Mölndal, Sweden
Eva Nyström, 33 years, Team Organizer, from Mölndal, Sweden
Jacky Boisset, 30 years from Font-Romeu, France
Myriam “Mimi” Guillot, 31 years from Font-Romeu, France
Andreas Svanebo, 27 years from Sundsvall, Sweden
Per Vestling, 38 years from Falun, Sweden
“We are proud of the successes that our team had during its first year as a dedicated Thule Team says Per-Axel Larsson, VP Marketing Thule business area vehicle solutions. “We have been very much involved in the changes that are now being made and we do believe these are the right ones to really make the team become ‘the’ dominant player at the multisport arena in 2011” ends Per-Axel.
The first test for the team will be the multisport race in Huairsinchi, Equador, the 55th to 07th of March 2011. Follow the team and all the races directly at www.thuleadventureteam.com
About Thule Group
Thule Group is a world leader in products and brands that make it easy for people to transport their equipment securely, safely and in style. Under the motto Active Life, Simplified, Thule Group offers products within four business areas: Carry Solutions (laptop and camera bags, backpacks etc), Vehicle Solutions (roof racks, bike racks, ski boxes, snow chains etc), Work Solutions (ladder racks, tool boxes etc) and Towing Solutions (towbars and trailers). The Thule Group has about 3,500 employees at more than 50 production facilities and sales offices worldwide. In 2009 sales amounted to SEK 5.8 billion.
Find out more at www.thule.com