Canon announces support for the Tour of Ireland

Canon announces support for the Tour of Ireland DUBLIN, July 28, 2009 – Canon, a world leader in imaging solutions and official imaging supplier to the Tour of Ireland, is delighted to be a sponsor of the Tour of Ireland for the first time. 112 top cyclists from all over the globe, including seven times Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong (Astana) and eight time Tour de France stage winner Mark Cavendish (Team Columbia-HTC), will be participating in this dynamic race, which is now in its third year, from the 21st to 23rd August.

Canon Ireland will be providing the event organisers with the latest and most innovative imaging products which are imperative to race organisers and officials to allow them to get race results printed and distributed in the shortest possible time.

Canon’s range of products enables fans to capture and share the anticipation and excitement of sporting events like the Tour of Ireland.  Canon offers the largest and broadest end-to-end range of imaging products from cameras, camcorders, binoculars and personal printers to large format printers, digital radiography systems, digital retina cameras and professional digital printing presses. 

Commenting on the sponsorship, Maurice Teague, Head of Canon Business Solutions, said, “Canon has been involved with supporting sporting events for over 30 years and we are delighted to have the opportunity to be involved with the Tour of Ireland.   With such a competitive field of riders involved, the difference between winning and losing will be a matter of seconds.  As a result, we are delighted to bring our technical expertise to the event in order to help the tour organisers to make the race results and images of the action available in the shortest possible time.”

Event organiser Alan Rushton said: “Having Canon printers at our event is vital in helping us to supply race results and information to the media, teams and officials. In an ever faster moving world, we know we can rely on Canon to ensure our documents are printed quickly at quality levels.”

Canon’s involvement with sports sponsorship spans over 30 years and this partnership fits perfectly with its global corporate philosophy of ‘Kyosei’ - living and working together for the common good.  The organisation has been a long standing supporter of cycling events and has previously sponsored the UCI Track Cycling World Cup and Track Cycling World Championship events.

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