Rocktape today announced a strategic supply agreement with Slipstream Sports and the 2011 Garmin-Cervélo Professional Cycling Team to develop and supply custom designed Rocktape in the team’s trademark argyle pattern. The partnership will make Rocktape the Official Kinesiology Tape Supplier of 2011 Team Garmin-Cervélo.
Designed using Rocktape’s exclusive Active Recovery (AR) technology, Rocktape provides relief to sore muscles, decreases recovery times and helps treat and prevent sports injuries.
“We’re excited to have Rocktape as a product sponsor” said Jonathan Vaughters, CEO of Slipstream “Our medical team has extensive experience treating some of the best athletes in the world and Rocktape’s reputation for making kinesiology tape capable of withstanding extreme competition and conditions is exactly what our doctors and athletes need. And we’re equally psyched that Rocktape has developed a tape in our team colors.”
The Team will also utilize Rocktape’s PowerTaping method to increase athletic performance by reinforcing proper form through proprioceptive feedback, which has been an area of collaboration between Dr. Kevin Riecklin, team chiropractor for Garmin-Cervélo and Dr. Steve Capobianco, VP of Medical Operations for Rocktape.
“Rocktape has without a doubt proved to be the best partner for the Team.” said Dr. Kevin Riechlin, “Their innovative approach to taping is a huge benefit to our atheltes.”
“Team Garmin-Cervélo is simply the best pro cycling team in the world right now” added Tony Stahl, Commercial Manager of Rocktape Australia. “Adding the Garmin-Cervélo team to our existing relationship with some of Australia’s best women cyclists including current World Champions Sarah Kent and Ashlee Ankudinoff, helps us round out our commitment to professional cycling. Having the opportunity to work with some of the Australian riders in Team Garmin-Cervello, inlcuding Cameron Meyer winner of the 2011 Tour Down Under, will be fantastic for increasing Rocktape’s profile in Australia”
Rocktape also announced that on May 1, Garmin-Cervélo tape will be available for sale through Garmin-Cervélo’s web site at www.slipstreamsports.com, and Rocktape’s extensive distribution channel which includes over 200 medical professionals and a number of specialty retailers.