Pioneer Sponsors Blanco Pro Cycling Team

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Blanco Team to Utilize Pioneer Cyclocomputer for
Real-time Left and Right Pedaling Power and Efficiency Analysis

LONG BEACH, Calif. (March 18, 2013) – Pioneer Corporation signed a sponsorship agreement with the Blanco Pro Cycling Team to outfit each of their riders with Pioneer’s advanced cyclocomputer technology, a “first in the world,” offering real-time information of left and right pedaling power, efficiency and performance analysis while cycling. The Blanco Pro Cycling Team, one of 19 professional teams in the Union Cycliste Internationale and competes in the extreme UCI World tour racing circuit, will utilize Pioneer’s breakthrough high-performance cycling computer and pedaling monitor as a training tool for the riders as well as an analysis companion for all races throughout the globe.

The two part system consisting of the SGX-CA900 high-performance cyclocomputer and the SGY-PM900 wireless water resistant strain gauge sensor was introduced in November 2011, to embark on Pioneer’s new direction in “developing new business.” The bicycle technology was then exhibited and demonstrated last year at the 2012 Eurobike and Interbike shows where it received exceptional praise from enthusiasts, professionals and the media. The next business phase of the Pioneer cycling technology before the release of the system to the public was fulfilled with the sponsorship agreement made with the highly regarded Blanco Pro Cycling Team where it will be used to support racers in training and skill improvement. Pioneer will work closely with the Blanco team in utilizing the technology to improve the riding techniques and increase power output of their individual riders.

Pioneer’s SGX-CA900 cyclocomputer and SGY-PM900 pedaling monitor sensor is expected to debut in the marketplace mid 2013. Pioneer will also stay committed to full-scale entry into bicycle-related businesses.