MT. PROSPECT, Ill., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- SKIL Power Tools announces it will be the official tools sponsor for the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, a professional cycling competition bringing together 136 of the world's top athletes to race more than 500 miles through the high altitudes of the Rocky Mountains August 22 – 28, 2011. SKIL Tools will be used to help build start and finish line trusses, course-side fencing barriers, start line and sign in stages and the finish line podium. The brand also will have an on-site presence with an interactive gaming opportunity featuring SKIL Tools located at the festivals in the finish line cities of Aspen and Denver, and at the time trial location in Vail.
The high-profile race will feature 17 teams, including the 23 cyclists on the SKIL-Shimano team from the Netherlands, who recently had one of its own, Marcel Kittel, make history for the team with his victory at the opening stage of the Tour of Poland in July 2011. This was the SKIL-Shimano's first WorldTour win since the team formed in 2005.
Fans can follow the SKIL-Shimano team by tuning in to watch live coverage of the race on the Versus Channel, NBC and the USA Pro Cycling Challenge online Tour Tracker™. News and coverage updates will also be shared on SKIL's Facebook page and Twitter handle (@skiltools) throughout the seven-day race.
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SKIL Power Tools is a leader in portable electric power tools and accessories serving the consumer do-it-yourself and professional construction markets. Founded in 1924 with the invention of the worm drive SKILSAW, SKIL now delivers a complete line of power tools designed and engineered to help DIYers achieve home project success, while providing professionals durable, cost-effective tools for the jobsite. For more information about SKIL Power Tools including information on where to buy, visit www.skiltools.com, www.facebook.com/skil or call toll-free 877-SKIL-999.
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