Trek Travel, the only cycling tour operator endorsed by Lance Armstrong, the Official Tour Operator for Team Astana and a Trek Bicycle partner, is ready to take cycling enthusiasts of all riding abilities to see Lance Armstrong in a career first as he races the Giro dÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Italia
2009 will be a historic year in professional cycling, as seven-time Tour de France winner, Lance Armstrong, comes out of retirement to race on the international stage. For the first time in his career heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll race two of the toughest stage races back-to-back, beginning with the Giro dÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Italia. Enthusiasts can join Trek Travel on one of two styles of trips: the Giro dÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Italia or the Giro with Team Astana.
According to Armstrong, there is no better way to see him compete than with Trek Travel. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Just as Trek understands what it takes to build the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best bikes, Trek Travel clearly understands what it takes to provide the worldÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s best cycling vacations.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Ã¢â‚¬Å“What Trek Travel guests get,Ã¢â‚¬Â says Trek Travel President, Tania Worgull, Ã¢â‚¬Å“is the opportunity to live the dream; the dream of riding like a pro and of experiencing the competition in VIP style and proximity. Our cycling connections and the in-depth knowledge of our guides get guests to the front of the line and behind the scenes. Guests catch all the action because they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t have to wrestle their way in to see it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Every Trek Travel guest will ride sections of the race course, only hours before the riders, on the same bikes as Team Astana–the Madone. They will see various stages of the race from VIP viewing locations, and they will enjoy the full- support, personalized service and in-depth local knowledge of Trek TravelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s guides.
Guests on the Giro with Team Astana trip enjoy exclusive Astana access. They will wine and dine with Astana team members, as well as other team representatives such as the teamÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s director Johan Bruyneel, and they will get a sneak peek view of Team AstanaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bus and gear in a private tour by their expert mechanic.
For any cycling enthusiast, this is a vacation of a lifetime.
For further information: Tania Worgull, Trek Travel President, 1-866-464-8735 or Tania_worgull@trektravel.com
Trek Travel began in 2002 as a subsidiary of Trek Bicycles, offering cycling vacations across North America and Europe. Currently, Trek Travel offers trips around the globe, including luxury destinations and top cycling races. Emphasizing flexibility, Trek Travel has a cycling vacation for any level of rider. Born from industry leader Trek BikesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 30 years of experience, Trek TravelÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s focus is on providing exceptionally personalized vacation experiences to every guest. Top-of-the-line Trek bikes, highly trained world-class guides, and unique local connections set Trek Travel apart.