Rollerblade® Speed Team is Back in the Race

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Brand brings back inline skating speed team for 2017 season

Inline skating has so many different styles and approaches, from adventuring through the neighborhood with the family to freestyle skating around the streets of major cities, and speed skating is one we are thrilled to focus on again.

Rollerblade®, the worldwide leader and iconic brand of inline skating, is racing to the speed skating world with a new Speed Team. The highly decorated and well-seasoned roster is set to push the boundaries of the sport, test the limits of new product innovation, and bring home the glory for the category’s leading brand.

Multiple World Inline Cup winner Yann Guyander, who is also the current Product Manager at the Rollerblade HQ in Italy, will lead the team and be one of the seven talented speedsters from all over the globe representing Rollerblade. Skating with him are:

●    Guillaume de Mallevoue
●    Sebastian Paredes
●    Quentin Giraudeau
●    Aura Quintana
●    Vincent Esnault
●    Jorge Botero

“We are excited to bring back the Rollerblade Speed Team and our roster is such an incredible lineup of tremendous athletes -- I can’t wait to watch them represent our brand at races and competitions around the world,” said Stephen Charrier, Co-President of Rollerblade. “Inline skating has so many different styles and approaches, from adventuring through the neighborhood with the family to freestyle skating around the streets of major cities, and speed skating is one we are thrilled to focus on again, investing in both the athletes themselves and skates that will enhance their performance.”

Speed skating is a blood-pumping race sport that is followed and celebrated all over the world while gaining more popularity and notoriety over the past few years. Speed skaters are incredibly talented and impressive athletes, boasting stats that put them on pace with competitive road bikers, including average speeds of 26 mph that have them skating sub-one hour full marathons.

The Rollerblade Speed Team is gearing up for races in Spain, Italy, France, South Korea, Germany, and the United States during the 2017 season. For more information on the Rollerblade Speed Team, visit the brand’s website.

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Rollerblade® is an international leader in the inline skate industry and founder of one of the fastest growing sports, with more than 17.3 million participants worldwide. Headquartered locally in West Lebanon, NH, and internationally based in Giavera, Italy, Rollerblade is a top innovator in inline skates, accessories and gear with over 250 patented products. Today many athletes, fitness fanatics and thrill seekers enjoy the benefits of inline skating as it continues to grow as a lifestyle sport for all levels to experience. To learn more visit http://www.rollerblade.com, “like” Rollerblade on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/RollerbladeUSA or follow the company on Twitter @GoRollerblade.

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