The TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD triathlon team comprised of top German athletes will compete in the new season with Mercedes-Benz as its automotive partner. The five athletes will receive new V-Class vehicles for the 2015 season to be able to prepare optimally for their competitions.
As a supporter of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, the TEAM SPORT FOR GOOD intends to not only collect victories, but also attract attention for the children’s aid projects. This is the first time that a professional triathlon team will be active as a supporter for the foundation. The team is planning a number of promotions during the season’s competitions to boost fund-raising for the aid projects among competitors and spectators.
The members of the triathlon team are Timo Bracht, Jan Raphael, Horst Reichel, Georg Potrebitsch and Julian Beuchert. The athletes were delighted about the valuable support at the presentation of the partnership during the pre-season preparations on Majorca: “The V-Class is indispensable as a support vehicle during the training units and for transporting equipment and bicycles. It also gives us the opportunity to take along our physios and team-mates. That is ideal”, says Timo Bracht, who as a father of a family is also enthusiastic about the V-Class in his private life. Mercedes-Benz also sees great added value in the partnership: “Triathletes are at home all over the world due to the training sessions and competitions and have to deliver top performances everywhere. We know from the athletes how important good ride quality and safety are on the long trips to the training and competition sites. A dynamic vehicle such as the V-Class is therefore a good fit for the requirements of triathlon and for people who are active in sports and depend on a high degree of mobility with lots of space for equipment”, explains Nicolai Berger, Head of Marketing Communications and Product Information Mercedes-Benz Vans.