In addition to his affiliations with cycling component manufacturers, Lance Armstrong promotes energy products and diet beer. And with Nissan as a sponsor of Team RadioShack, the team the cyclist partially owns, the seven-time Tour de France titlist also now has a deal to get the country’s first electric LEAF.According to Nissan information, Armstrong will receive his LEAF in September, three months before the general public.
Nissan has provided more than 40 support vehicles for the 810-mile, eight-day Amgen Tour of California, including one Leaf which appeared at the finish line for each stage.
Armstrong is also as an official spokesperson for the LEAF. Nissan representatives commented: “Armstrong was chosen because his fitness and constant drive for perfection are a perfect match to the qualities of the LEAF.”
Article Last Updated: May 22, 2010.
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