Webiplex becomes Co-Title Sponsor of the 2020 Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling Team.
Tustin, CA: The Elevate-KHS Pro Cycling Team has achieved many incredible results in the past three years, learning valuable lessons while growing immensely as a team. With KHS Bicycles, the program has built a solid foundation and is now looking forward to continuing this incredible journey by strengthening our relationship with Webiplex, the provider of DocuPeak™, a premier cloud-based business process automation and document management platform.
“We are proud to have Webiplex as our new Co-Title Sponsor. They represent the discipline and drive towards efficiency our team embodies, with a solid focus on the team goals which are required within our competitive sport. Cycling is also a deep part of the Webiplex culture – their offices were specifically chosen to be right next to a bike path – as is the encouragement of fitness for the general health and well-being of their employees,” said Paul Abrahams, Team General Manager.
“We were a proud sponsor of last years team, as they displayed the dedication and drive it took to become the highest ranked cycling team in America,” said Webiplex CEO, Rob Rennie. “We’re even more excited now as we increase our sponsorship as the team’s Co-Title Sponsor for the 2020 season, and announce the new Elevate-Webiplex Pro Cycling Team name.”
KHS Bicycles is stepping back as the primary partner and title sponsor, but continues to be the official bicycle supplier and valued technical partner, providing the program with the best equipment possible. KHS Bicycles has played an integral part in the creation and sustainability of the team, coming on board as a partner in the 2012 season.
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After a long, hot, hard week of racing at the Tour of Utah, Elevate KHS pro cycling’s James Piccoli finished 2nd overall, 50 seconds off of Ben Hermans, the winner of the 2019 Tour of Utah.
Piccoli also won the Most Aggressive jersey for his hard fought battle up Empire pass, the last and biggest climb of the race. He finished stage 6 coming in 5th. Congratulation to James and the whole team for an epic week of racing!!