Support Clean Sport And BSCG Sign On As Co-sponsors of GS AndiamoMay 2, 2017
BSCG and Support Clean Sport Proud to Support GS Andiamo and the SCS/SeaSucker/Guttenplan Coaching Domestic Elite Cycling Team at the Redlands Bicycle Classic May 3 – 7
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(Los Angeles, May 2, 2017) — Support Clean Sport (SCS)and BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group) are pleased to announce that for the upcoming year they will be co-sponsoring GS Andiamo, a grassroots volunteer cycling organization for young people in Southern California. With its large presence in Redlands, California, GS Andiamo will host a tent at this year’s Redlands Bicycle Classic, one of the longest running stage races in American cycling, from May 3 – 7, and BSCG and Support Clean Sport will be there along for the ride.
Over the past few years, BSCG and Support Clean Sport have co-sponsored two cycling teams, the SCS/SeaSucker/Guttenplan Coaching Domestic Elite Cycling Team and the 706 Project Cycling Team. The riders from the Guttenplan team will compete in this year’s Redlands Classic.
“Together SCS and BSCG are pleased to sponsor and support a network of cycling teams that showcases the philosophy that real athletes stay clean and win clean,” said BSCG President Oliver Catlin. “We’ve been gratified by the Guttenplan and 706P teams’ success and commitment to clean competition, and we wanted to extend our support and guidance to GS Andiamo and the next generation of clean cyclists.”
Both the 706P and Guttenplan teams are located in the Southeast United States, and Catlin acknowledged he had been looking to bring the SCS concept to the Southwest, where the Catlins have lived and led anti-doping efforts for more than three decades. Support Clean Sport and BSCG will continue as co-sponsors and strong supporters of the 706P and Guttenplan teams.
In 2016, the Guttenplan team managed 60 victories and claimed the spot as the number one cycling team in Florida—all while their cyclists continued to test negative for banned substances, demonstrating that “real athletes” can reach the top of the podium. During the same period, the 706P team did well in both the road and cyclocross disciplines, added a women’s team, and served as articulate ambassadors of clean sport at schools and a range of community events.
Founded in Redlands by middle school riders, GS Andiamo works with youth to build the next generation of cyclists. The two-time national club of the year and center of excellence aims to get children, teenagers, and their parents interested in riding bikes and becoming lifelong cyclists for fun, recreation, transportation, fitness, and competition. The organization places a high value on safety and sportsmanship. Details of the program can be found at www.gsandiamo.com.
The Redlands Bicycle Classic is the longest-running continuous invitational, professional stage race in American bike racing. Each year the city of Redlands and surrounding communities open their homes, hearts and streets to world-class athletes. From humble beginnings on a Memorial Day weekend in 1985, the event has hosted future stars of the Olympics, Tour de France, and World Championships. This year’s race will take place May 3 – 7 and feature about 350 elite cyclists. For more information, visit the Redlands Bicycle Classic website at www.redlandsclassic.com.
Support Clean Sport (SCS) is a proactive grassroots movement dedicated to building support for athletes at all levels to compete without using performance-enhancing drugs. SCS is an initiative of the Catlin-led nonprofit/NGO 501 (c) (3) Anti-Doping Research (ADR). For more information, visit the SCS website at www.supportcleansport.com.
BSCG (Banned Substances Control Group) is a leading third-party dietary supplement certification provider developed and run by world-renowned sports anti-doping pioneer Don Catlin, M.D., and his son, respected industry executive Oliver Catlin. With an approach grounded in science and rigorous testing, BSCG helps to ensure the quality of dietary supplement products and ingredients and to protect against contamination that can lead to health concerns or positive drug tests. BSCG offers three main programs to supplement brands, ingredient suppliers, manufacturing facilities, and teams and athletes: BSCG Certified Drug Free®, BSCG Certified Quality™, and BSCG Certified GMP™. For more about BSCG and its certification programs, call 1-800-920-6605 or e-mail [email protected] , visit its website at www.bscg.org and download its free brochure. Join Banned Substances Control Group on Facebook and @BSCGCertified on Twitter.