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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles supports MERIDA mountain bike pros

Hannover, 20 July 2016 – The members of the MULTIVAN MERIDA BIKING TEAM are among the world's most successful mountain bikers. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has supported the team since 2003 as the title sponsor and is present at all races as the exclusive logistics partner.

Reliable partner: for 12 years now the professionals from the MERIDA team have relied on a fleet of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles for the safe transportation of people and materials. An entourage of Multivan, California Beach and high-roof Crafter 35 vans as mobile bicycle workshops and even a motor caravan based on the Crafter transport the athletes and their equipment safely to all national and international races.

Great success: in addition to Olympic gold and silver medals, the athletes have also won World Championship and European Championship titles just as regularly in more than 70 races per year and more than 15 countries. Furthermore, dozens of World Cup wins have been celebrated. "But we couldn't do any of it without the vehicles!", team manager Fabian Aust says emphatically. "They are always at our side and accompany us to the races in the most remote regions of the world."


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