Launch of a new women's cycling performance team in Quebec: the Quebecor Stingray Team

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Launch of a new women's cycling performance team in Quebec: the Quebecor Stingray Team

Canada NewsWire

MONTREAL, March 28, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - After several months of planning, we are proud to announce the creation of a new women's high-performance road cycling team: the Quebecor Stingray Team.

The launch of the team establishes a long-term structure designed to encourage the development of Junior (17-18 years old) and U23 (19-22 years old) female riders, and to invest in the next generation of Quebec elite athletes by offering them the opportunity to compete against the best in their categories in Canada and the United States. The roster of the first edition of the Quebecor Stingray team will consist of five (5) riders including three (3) juniors and two (2) in the U23 category.

The team will be led by director Yannick Bédard, Level 3 Certified Coach by the National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP), who will serve as sports director. A former elite cyclist and holder of a master's degree in kinesiology, Yannick has spent several years as a coach, fitness trainer, and athletic director. He has worked with elite teams and well-known athletes in addition to participating in various projects for the provincial and national teams.

"I am thrilled to join the new Quebecor Stingray women's cycling team," said Yannick Bédard, Team Manager, Quebecor Stingray Team. "This performance-oriented project will allow young women to continue their athletic development while pursuing their studies."

In addition to its major partners, Quebecor and Stingray, the team is proud to count on the support of Banque Nationale du Canada, TFI International, KPMG, Victoriaville Volkswagen and Pedro's bike tools and maintenance accessories.  The riders will use new bikes supplied by bicycle manufacturer FELT.

The members of the 2018 Quebecor Stingray team are:

U23 Category
Élise Piedalue
Charlotte Tousignant

Junior Category
Joséphine Péloquin
Lily Plante
Magdeleine Vallières-Mill

About the title sponsors:

About Quebecor

Quebecor, a Canadian leader in telecommunications, entertainment, news media and culture, is one of the best-performing integrated communications companies in the industry. Driven by their determination to deliver the best possible customer experience, all of Quebecor's subsidiaries and brands are differentiated by their high-quality, multiplatform, convergent products and services.

Quebecor (TSX: QBR.A, QBR.B) is headquartered in Québec. It holds an 81.53% interest in Quebecor Media, which employs more than 10,000 people in Canada.

A family business founded in 1950, Quebecor is strongly committed to the community. Every year, it actively supports people working with more than 400 organizations in the vital fields of culture, health, education, the environment and entrepreneurship.

Visit our website:  www.quebecor.com 
Follow us on Twitter:  twitter.com/Quebecor

About Stingray

Stingray (TSX: RAY.A; RAY.B) is the world-leading provider of multiplatform music and video services, and digital experiences for pay TV operators, commercial establishments, OTT providers, mobile operators, consumers, and more. Its services include audio television channels, premium television channels, 4K UHD television channels, karaoke products, digital signage, in-store music, and music apps. Stingray reaches 400 million subscribers (or users) in 156 countries and its mobile apps have been downloaded over 90 million times. Stingray is headquartered in Montreal and currently has close to 400 employees worldwide. For more information: www.stingray.com.

 

SOURCE Quebecor

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