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Wilton, Conn. – February 4, 2014 – GT Bicycles a premium brand of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), announced today that German Slopestyle athlete Amir Kabbani will join the brand’s Wingmen team in 2014. An ideal fit for the team, Kabbani is an extremely well-rounded, world-class rider who competes at the highest level on the FMB World Tour in addition to creating inspiring edits.

The veteran rider, Kabbani will be joining some of the most accomplished riders in the industry, Tyler McCaul, Kyle Strait, Hans Rey and Kenny Belaey. Kabbani will be representing GT at key FMB World Tour events along with McCaul and Strait, while participating in select brand media projects.

“I’m stoked to be riding with an awesome team and with pro athletes like Kyle, Hans, Tyler, and Kenny,” said Kabbani. “I also can’t wait to get on the latest bikes.”

For the last three years, Kabbani has hosted his own event – Fade Away Session – with satisfied riders after every competition. He is also coming off a strong 2013 placing 2nd at King of Dirt Riva, 8th at the Bearclaw Invitational, and 9th at the FISE Slopestyle.

As he enters the 2014 season, Kabbani has a number of goals in mind; among them is wrapping up the last of “Into the Woods,” a series of progressive mountain bike videos. Kabbani also plans to make a comeback on the FMB World Tour for the 2014 contest season.

Kabbani will be riding on three models – the LaBomba, the Fury and the Force.

“Amir is a globally recognized athlete, and we are excited to have him on our team,” said Tim Inall, Global General Manager GT Bicycles. “Having him based in Germany is an added benefit for the brand as well. It will provide us a better opportunity to create consumer interactions in the EU.”

For more information on GT Bicycles and Amir Kabbani, please visit GTBikes.com and AmirKabbani.com. Follow GT Bicycles social channels on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube, and check out Amir Kabbani on Facebook and Instagram.

ABOUT GT BICYCLES
Since 1972, GT has provided riders of all ability levels with the trustworthy, reliable, bikes they need to push their own personal limits, and the limits of cycling. Their legacy is instilled in every GT design, be it a BMX, mountain, road, or pavement bike.  For more information about GT Bicycles, please visit www.gtbicycles.com.

GT is a premium brand of Cycling Sports Group, part of Dorel Industries (TSX: DII.B, DII.A), a world class bicycle and juvenile products company. Dorel creates style and excitement in equal measure to safety, quality and value. Dorel’s powerfully branded products include Safety 1st, Quinny, Maxi-Cosi, Bébé Confort and Tiny Love, complemented by regional brands such as Cosco and Infanti in Juvenile, as well as Cannondale, Schwinn, Mongoose, GT, Caloi, IronHorse and SUGOI in Recreational/Leisure. Dorel has annual sales of US$2.6 billion and employs 6,300 people in facilities located in twenty-four countries worldwide.

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