BMC Racing Team is excited to welcome global cybersecurity company Sophos as the team’s official cybersecurity partner from January 1, 2018.
The partnership will see the leading cybersecurity company that protects more than 100 million users in 150 countries work within the cycling community for the first time.
BMC Racing Team general manager Jim Ochowicz said the partnership with Sophos is an important development for the team’s future.
“Sophos is a trusted global company with an established brand which is exactly what we were looking for in a new partner. The partnership with Sophos offers us the opportunity to grow our program and keep working towards our current goals, as well as establishing new goals. At BMC Racing Team, we are fortunate to work with a strong network of high level partners, and we believe Sophos is an excellent fit with the team’s DNA and spirit,” Ochowicz said.
Ochowicz continued, “Sophos develops industry-leading cybersecurity solutions to protect information and systems from all types of threats. The success of our organization is dependent on our ability to access online resources securely, so we are looking forward to working with Sophos to protect our data and reduce the risks of cyberattack. A partnership with Sophos, a company outside the cycling industry, is an excellent sign for the team and the sport of cycling. Sophos’ desire to invest in BMC Racing Team and the cycling community will certainly bring the team credibility as we look to the future. We are very excited to commence this partnership with Sophos in 2018 and proudly display their logo on our 2018 jersey and bib shorts as our official cybersecurity partner.”
BMC Racing Team owner Andy Rihs welcomes Sophos to the BMC Racing Team family.
“We are pleased to see another partner join BMC Racing Team who believes in the sport of cycling as a means to communicate with their customers. We welcome Sophos to our family at BMC Racing Team and look forward to working together,” Rihs explained.
Sophos is proud to be the official cybersecurity partner to BMC Racing Team.
“I am impressed by the culture, spirit, and success of BMC Racing Team,” commented Kris Hagerman, chief executive officer at Sophos. “Sophos is driven by passion, innovation, and the desire to be the best in the world, and BMC Racing Team share and demonstrate our values across the entire team. Everyone at Sophos is looking forward to being a partner in their success next year.”
“Every industry increasingly depends on the security and integrity of information and technology to drive performance, improvement, and achievement, and that is certainly true of today’s cycle racing industry,” commented Matt Fairbanks, chief marketing officer at Sophos. “The global nature of the sport, combined with BMC Racing Team’s proven success and shared values made this partnership the perfect fit for Sophos. We are proud to sponsor and support BMC Racing Team and its whole community in 2018.”
BMC Racing Team will unveil a new jersey and bib short design for the 2018 season at the pre-season camp in Denia, Spain in December, which will feature the Sophos logo on the collar of the jersey and back of the bib short.
In keeping with BMC Racing Team policy, no other details of the partnership were released.
About BMC Racing Team
BMC Racing Team is a United States-registered UCI WorldTour team sponsored by BMC Switzerland. Driven by a passion for cycling and desire to be the best cycling team in the world, BMC Racing Team has recorded a team record of 48 wins in 2017 following 30+ wins per season since 2013. BMC Racing Team is home to some of the greatest cyclists in the world, from one day classic specialists to grand tour contenders.
As consecutive team time trial world champions in 2014 and 2015, 2015 Tour de France team time trial champions, winner of the 2011 Tour de France with Cadel Evans, winner of the 2016 Rio Olympic Games road race and 2017 Paris-Roubaix with Greg Van Avermaet, BMC Racing Team has stamped its authority in cycling. Riders, staff and sponsors work together as a team to achieve victory. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Santa Rosa, California, BMC Racing Team is a founding member of Velon, and works passionately to advance the sport of cycling.