Press Release: McQuaid Signs With BMC

Xterra World Champion Melanie McQuaid Signs With BMC Bicycles

March 6, 2007 — Press Release: BMC, the leading innovative high-end bike manufacturer based in Grenchen, Switzerland, has signed a contract to provide Melanie McQuaid with bicycles through 2008, expanding their presence in the triathlon and mountain bike world.

Melanie McQuaid, of Victoria, British Columbia CA, won her third Xterra World Championship title last October in Maui, capping a dominating year where she won the US Championships, the Overall US Championships series and the World Championships.

“Looking at my race schedule for 2007 and beyond, it is exciting to work with a company as committed to exceptional performance as I am”, said Melanie McQuaid. “I know that the folks at BMC and the bikes they produce offer me an edge during the riding portion of my events. Being able to improve on my equipment at this stage in my career gives me tremendous confidence I can further raise the bar as I prepare for the 2007 season.”

BMC is proud to provide the Melanie with the most advanced high-tech off-road bicycles available: the Fourstroke FS01 and Team Elite 01. Both feature advanced carbon materials and production techniques that maximize strength while optimizing weight and enhancing performance.

"We are pleased to support Melanie in her quest for a fourth Xterra World Championship," said BMC Brand Manager Scott Thompson. “Melanie epitomizes the winning spirit and dedication to excellence that embodies BMC. We are excited she will be out there competing on a BMC.”

About Melanie McQuaid
Melanie McQuaid is the only athlete, man or woman, to have won the Xterra Triathlon World Championships three times.  Melanie is the 2006/2005/2003 Xterra World Champion and the 2006 Overall Xterra Series Champion.  She has also been top two at every race on the Xterra USA Championships tour for the last four years.  In 2006 Melanie was named Triathlete Magazine’s Off Road Triathlete of the Year and Competitor Magazine’s Off Road Triathlete of the Year.  For more info go to:

About BMC Bicycles
 BMC, based in Grenchen, Switzerland, designs and manufactures high-performance bicycles for road, mountain, track and cyclocross. Our dedicated engineers continually explore new realms of design and technology, setting ever-higher standards for excellence. We are the world’s first and only manufacturer to use Easton CNT nanotechnology in a complete frame. And we lead the industry with breakthrough innovations like integrated skeleton concept (ISC) frame design, advanced pivot system (APS) suspension and use of Swiss precision bearings. BMC is the official sponsor and outfitter for Team Astana and the BMC Professional Cycling Team. Learn more by visiting:

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