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Kabush to join Scott-3Rox in 2012

BEND, Oregon (VN) — Geoff Kabush has found a sponsor for 2012 and will join the new Scott-3Rox team ahead of the 2012 London Olympics. The North American squad will compliment the Scott-Swisspower team of 2009 cross-country world champion Nino Schurter.

Scott will make the official announcement Monday morning, but a video published online over the weekend by Scott Bicycles depicts Kabush talking about his move to the squad January 1. Kabush told VeloNews Sunday night following the Deschutes Brewery Cup in Bend that he was happy to have secured sponsorship after his Maxxis-Rocky Mountain team folded and planned to share the information overnight.

“There were a variety of options, probably four or five on the table, which was great,” Kabush said in the video. “I narrowed it down to things that made sense and fit with my goals and in the end, 3Rox-Scott has been the best fit and is something I’m pretty excited about.”

According to Kabush, the team made a “long-term commitment” that will carry him through the Olympics, where he hopes to ride for Canada, and the World Cup beyond that. Kabush will continue working with long-time tire supplier Maxxis.

“It really sparked my career when I switched to Maxxis in 2004,” he said. “They’re still going to be a big supporter of me and I’m grateful for their support.”

Joining Kabush at Scott will be Derek Zandstra, Cam Jette, Tyson Wagler, Marc-Antoine Nadon, Amanda Sin, Mikaela Kofman and Laura Bietola.

Kabush finished third in Sunday’s Exergy U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclocross finale, securing second overall in the series.

Scott Bicycles: Welcome to the Team Geoff Kabush from Route 2 Productions on Vimeo.