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SUBARU-MONTGOMERY, AMERICA'S PREMIER CYCLING TEAM, TO CHALLENGE WORLD'S TOP CYCLISTS; SETS SIGHTS ON TOUR DE FRANCE AND WORLD CUP

 SUBARU-MONTGOMERY, AMERICA'S PREMIER CYCLING TEAM, TO CHALLENGE
 WORLD'S TOP CYCLISTS; SETS SIGHTS ON TOUR DE FRANCE AND WORLD CUP
 SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Montgomery Securities has announced, through its subsidiary Montgomery Sports, Inc., its continued joint sponsorship, along with Subaru of America, of a world-class international cycling team for the 1993 season.
 Having put all of the necessary building blocks together to succeed in cycling's premier events, the Subaru-Montgomery Cycling Team - with its ultimate goal to race in the Tour de France - will feature a new roster in 1993, one that boasts some of sport's most experienced and up- and-coming stars. Strengthened by the addition of several experienced European pros, Subaru-Montgomery expects to compete in the premier Classic races and most prestigious stage races in the world.
 The keys to the team's success in 1993 will rest on building upon the base established by the team's 1992 American riders. Nate Reiss, Mike Carter, Paul Willerton and 1992 U.S. Professional Road champion Bart Bowen led the team to prominent victories in both the United States and Europe last season.
 The team's new riders for 1993 include Marc Madiot, a two-time Paris-Roubaix winner and one of cycling's finest Classic riders, and his brother Yvon, both of France. Also bolstering Subaru-Montgomery's lineup will be two-time Tour Du Pont runner-up Atle Kvalsvoll of Norway, sprinting sensation Wiebren Veenstra of Holland and climber Miguel Arroyo of Mexico. Along with neo-pro Thomas Fleischer, perhaps Germany's finest young stage rider, Subaru-Montgomery expects to contend with the world's top teams. Along with Reiss, Carter, Willerton and Bowen, the team has also retained Poland's Cezary Zamana and Bo-Andre Namtvedt of Norway from its 1992 roster.
 Bowen, coming off his finest season as a pro with victories at the CoreStates USPRO championship and the Herald-Sun Tour of Australia, will join Kvalsvoll, Arroyo, Carter, Fleischer and Zamana as the team's main threats in the world's most difficult stage races. Kvalsvoli was a key performer with the former Z team and a veteran of several Tours de France while Arroyo and Carter, Subaru-Montgomery's top climbers, have both shined in mountainous terrain. Arroyo placed fourth at the 1991 Tour of Switzerland and Carter third at the 1991 Tour de Romandie. Zamana won the climber's jersey at the 1992 Tour of Britain and finished second overall at the West Virginia Mountain Classic. The youthful Fleischer won the prestigious Reggio Tour stage race in 1992.
 In Classic races, such as the World Cup events, Subaru-Montgomery will look to the likes of the Madiots, Veenstra, Reiss, Namtvedt and Willerton. A pro since 1980, Marc Madiot was victorious at Paris- Roubaix twice, taking the fabled "Hell of the North" in 1985 and in 1991. He also finished sixth overall in the 1991 World Cup standings, while Yvon is considered one of the hardest workers in the peloton, aiding his brother throughout his career. One of the world's most feared sprinters, Veenstra has won 22 races over the last three years, including the G.P. Impanis in 1990 and 1991. Reiss has been one of America's most consistent performers since 1990, when he won a stage at the Tour de Trump. Reiss was the USPRO Rookie of the Year in 1991 and won the points jersey at the 1992 Tour du Pays Basque.
 Namtvedt and Willerton were Subaru-Montgomery's top domestiques in 1992. Namtvedt won the climber's jersey at the Cascade Classic and placed fifth at the Thrift Drug Classic and ninth at CoreStates. Willerton won a race at Superweek International en route to finishing seventh overall and placed eighth at the Thrift Drug Classic.
 Subaru-Montgomery is coached by former U.S. Olympic and National Team coach Eddle Borysewicz, and guided by President Thomas Weisel, the chairman, CEO and founder of co-title sponsor Montgomery Securities and a former World and National Masters cycling champion. The team is one of only two American-based cycling teams competing in the sport's major events in the United States and Europe.
 Subaru-Montgomery will focus on the premier races in the U.S. while also racing in many of Europe's finest one- and multi-day events in countries such as France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Belgium and Holland. During its annual January training camp in southern California, the team will hold its official Team Presentation and introduce its riders to the media and team sponsors.
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