31 January 2012

First Solar co-sponsors Chipotle cycle team

Team Chipotle of Boulder, CO, USA, the Continental development cycling squad owned and managed by Slipstream Sports, is to become Team Chipotle-First Solar with the addition of cadmium telluride (CdTe) thin-film photovoltaic (PV) module maker First Solar Inc of Tempe, AZ as a co-title sponsor. The team will make its season debut on 10-12 February at the 2012 Valley of the Sun race in Phoenix, AZ.

First Solar is the world's largest manufacturer of thin-film solar modules and designs and builds complete photovoltaic (PV) power plants for customers in many countries, including the two largest PV projects in the world (currently under construction). The firm says it is committed to sustainability and created the solar industry’s first pre-funded collection and recycling program.

“Our sponsorship of the Chipotle-First Solar team is part of our broader commitment to a cleaner, healthier environment,” says Ted Meyer, VP of global corporate communications. “Cycling is a sport with global appeal that promotes hard work, competition and excellence, values we share,” he adds.

“They are a huge global company and the team is competing in locations where some of their most important projects are underway, so we will be bringing their message straight to the communities and markets most important to them,” says Slipstream Sports’ president Matt Johnson about First Solar.

Owned and managed by Slipstream Sports, the development program has been grooming the next generation of cycling champions since its inception in 2003. Team Chipotle-First Solar is currently the most successful development team in the USA and works as a feeder team for pro team Garmin-Barracuda.

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