ZOCA Performance Gear named an official supplier of U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team

By Katie Branham | March 21, 2014, 12 p.m. (ET)
 Members of the U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team unveil new team kits made by ZOCA

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – U.S. Paralympics, a division of the United States Olympic Committee, announced today that ZOCA Performance Gear, a manufacturer of custom cycling apparel, has been named an official supplier of the U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team.

The partnership between the U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team and ZOCA represents the first agreement of its kind for the cycling team.

“We are thrilled to have ZOCA join our team and support Team USA as we strive to be the best team in the world,” said Ian Lawless, high performance director for U.S. Paralympics cycling. “Our athletes are excited to race in their made in the USA kits, and with the support of ZOCA, hopefully we’ll see many of them standing atop the podium this year.”

The 2014 national team kit was unveiled at the U. S. Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, as the U.S. Paralympics Cycling National Team concluded a camp to help them prepare for the start of the international racing season.

“Being an American made brand, we are honored to have the opportunity to outfit a great American team that will compete on an international level,” said ZOCA’s sales and marketing manager, Samantha Edwardes.

Team USA’s cyclists will compete in the custom-made kits for the first time at the 2014 Para-cycling Track World Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico, April 10-13.

In 2013, Team USA was the best in the world with U.S. cyclists finishing No. 1 in the medal count at the International Cycling Union Para-cycling Road World Championships; Team USA won 19 medals (12 gold, two silver and five bronze).

With their eyes firmly set on the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games, Team USA has a busy 2014 calendar with a full slate of domestic and world cup competitions before its season culminates this summer at the U.S.-hosted UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships in Greenville, S.C.

ZOCA will produce two kits for Team USA – a standard competition kit and a special edition world championships jersey for the team to wear in Greenville.

About ZOCA
With over 20 years of experience in designing and manufacturing athletic apparel, ZOCA is proud to be MADE IN THE USA. The San Diego based company offers a complete line of custom endurance apparel created for cyclists, triathletes and runners. Using only top-quality technical fabrics, ZOCA tests their apparel on local athletes to ensure comfort and high-performance.