Providence Cross Fest

Clif Bar to Fuel Providence, Clif Shot Blok Staging Area, LUNA Signs As Presenting Sponsor for Women’s Providence International

, the leader in and nutrition products, returns as the official sports nutrition supplier for the 2013 Cyclo- Festival. has also signed on for naming rights of the Clif Shot Blok Staging Area and as the official energy product of Sunday’s inaugural Gran Fondo New England. is the presenting of the elite women’s field of Saturday’s Category 1 Inational as well as Sunday’s Category 2 women’s race.  Members of the Chix Pro Team will join the ranks racing for the weekend’s equal podium payouts and Team Chix will host a women’s clinic on Friday, October 4.

The Clif Shot Blok Staging Area sets the stage for the action to follow with fog tents, rock star treatment and an assortment of products to fuel the engines. And with the ProvTeam on hand, the battle for the podium is guaranteed to be fierce. Team is set to bring , who returns to after a four year absence, following her sweep of the weekend in 2009, along with Teal Stetson-Lee, in her second year riding for the team.

“The start of a cyclo- race is one of the most stressful things in all of sport. We direct a lot of assets, this includes toilets, water, laundry baskets, tools and pumps, to help every athlete feel like a pro,” noted Festival director Richard Fries, “Thanks to , we also offer those athletes a wide variety of products to help them at that most nervous moment. From Shot Bloks to Clif Shots to Clif Shot Electrolyte hydration products. People work really hard and sacrifice a lot to get to that prestigious start line. respects that by helping them.”

In addition to presenting the women’s field, Team Chix hosts the Chix Women’s Weekend, starting with a clinic on October 4.  The clinic entry fee also covers the entry for Saturday’s Category 3/4 event.  Proceeds from the clinic fee are donated to, an organization devoted to identifying and eliminating environmental causes of breast cancer.

products can also be found in ample supply at the rest stops along the route of the inaugural Gran Fondo New England and spectators can sample the organic goodies at the / booth in the industry expo.

Eric Walle, Sports Marketing Manager for and Company, stated, “As the most fun, exciting, and fan-friendly discipline within cycling, cyclo- has been a core element of the mix for twenty years.  The Cyclo- Festival is a world-class event that just gets bigger and better each year, and we are truly looking forward to an amazing three days in October.”

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