H&R Block Canada signs on as title sponsor for M1 Pro Cycling project

Vancouver, BC – November 20 ­ M1 Pro Cycling is pleased to announce that H&R Block Canada has agreed to become its title sponsor for the 2015 cycling season. As the lead sponsor, H&R Block joins the M1 Pro Cycling project to help develop the foundation for one of Canada’s strongest professional cycling teams. The sponsorship continues the evolution of H&R Block Canada’s history of supporting amateur cycling in Canada.

“Whether or not you are preparing taxes or racing long distances, you rely on team work to be successful. H&R Block Canada has been proud to sponsor the Canadian National Team, the amateur Team H&R Block and shared in the success of our teams,” says Todd McCallum, vice president, H&R Block Canada. “The M1 Pro Cycling Project is an opportunity to expand our role and support the team as they work to realize their dreams and gain valuable experience competing across North America.”

The M1 Pro Cycling project is dedicated to establishing Canada’s most elite professional cycling platform for both men and women. The goal is to bring local, provincial and national organizations together under one umbrella in order to better foster and develop Canada’s next generation of cyclists who will become competitive at the international level.

M1 Pro Cycling CEO, Mark Ernsting explains: “H&R Block Canada is providing us the opportunity to take the first step into professional cycling with a UCI Continental license for 2015. We are very excited to have them be part of this project. They have supported the sport for more seven years at the amateur level. It is fantastic that they have committed to join the M1 Pro Cycling project to establish a men’s UCI Continental team in 2015.”

“We are working to develop the systems to produce world­class athletes that can compete at any level but we need the support of companies to help them reach their full potential,” says Robin Clegg, sponsorship, M1 Pro Cycling. “We rely on sponsorships to make our programs work and having H&R Block Canada sign on as a title sponsor will help us attract other companies so we can expand the project.”

About H&R Block Canada
In 2014, H&R Block Canada celebrates 50 years of preparing tax returns in Canada as the leading tax preparation firm in the country. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, the company serves Canadian taxpayers in more than 1,200 offices across the country. H&R Block Canada Inc. is a subsidiary of H&R Block, Inc., a diversified company with subsidiaries providing a wide range of financial products and services. Additional information about H&R Block Canada is available at 1­-800-­HRBLOCK or visit www.hrblock.ca for more tax tips.

About M1 Pro Cycling
The M1 Pro Cycling project continues to build its foundation, bringing Canadian individual together in order to build Canada’s most comprehensive cycling platform. This platform will provide the opportunity for talented and deserving Canadian athletes to develop and succeed at the international stage in the sport of cycling.

Mark Ernsting, CEO

Official Press Release: H&R Block Canada signs on as title sponsor for M1 Pro Cycling project