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Press Release: CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo Announces Lucas Oil As Presenting Sponsor

(Colorado Springs, CO – September 10, 2018 ) CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo proudly announces Lucas Oil as the presenting sponsor of the second edition of the gran fondo. The Fig Fondo, scheduled for November 10, 2018 in Santa Ynez, California, features a new start/finish venue at Gainey Vineyard, three beautiful routes through the Santa Ynez Valley, and an ascent of the iconic Figueroa Mountain climb.

“We love being a part of and supporting exciting events, and after my experience at the Fig Fondo last year, I knew I wanted us to be involved with the event this year,” said Lucas Oil Products Director of Sales Mark Sromalla. “The Fig Fondo presents a great opportunity for us to connect with the cycling community and get our new bicycle chain lube product in the hands of cyclists. We’re excited to be out at the event helping all the participants’ bikes run smoothly from start to finish!”

Lucas Oil is a leader in the lubricant marketplace that has developed a premium line of oils, greases, and additives for everything from high end racing to industrial and agricultural markets. Following their commitment to innovation, Lucas Oil has dedicated extensive research and development into a new bicycle chain lube they plan to launch in the near future that is certain to attract cyclists looking for a high-quality lube.

“Last year at the inaugural Fig Fondo we set out to create an event that would bring together cyclists for a great cycling experience in one of the best places in the world to ride a bicycle, build community in the area, and connect cyclists with some of the best products in the industry.” said CTS CEO/Founder, Chris Carmichael. “I’m excited to welcome Lucas Oil on as this year’s CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo presenting sponsor and introduce another great product to the cycling community. The support from Lucas Oil is going to ensure another successful event and exciting ride for participants.”

The full gran fondo route (Fig Epic) covers 96 miles and features 8800 feet of climbing, while a shorter medio fondo route (Fig Loop) will cover 44 miles and 5200 feet of climbing. Both routes will tackle the ascent of Figueroa Mountain, which gains 4000 feet in elevation over 9.6 miles. There will also be a family-friendly piccolo fondo route (Valley Ride) of about 31 miles through the Valley’s rolling hills. The Fig Fondo will once again feature the popular CTS Coach led pace groups.

The 2018 CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo will be welcoming back 2017 Fig Fondo sponsors  Figueroa Mountain Brewery, Giordana, Pinarello, Shimano,, Road Bike Action Magazine, Chumash Casino, Los Padres ForestWatch, and Dr. J’s Bike Shop. New to this year’s Fig Fondo will be Silver Level Sponsors Helix, PROBAR, and GQ-6.

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Sponsorship packages are available, including opportunities to sponsor an aid station, the KOM/QOM competitions, and more. Online information: CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo. Contact Kirk Nordgren with sponsorship inquiries:


The CTS Figueroa Mountain Gran Fondo, presented by Figueroa Mountain Brewing, is the flagship event from CTS Productions, Inc. Held in California’s Santa Ynez Valley and featuring Figueroa Mountain. The event benefits ForestWatch, a local nonprofit organization protecting wildlife, wilderness, and clean water throughout the Los Padres National Forest. For more information, visit


A pioneering company in the endurance coaching industry, CTS has improved the performance of more than 17,000 amateur and professional athletes since 2000. Founded by renowned coach and author Chris Carmichael and home to more than 40 full-time, professional coaches, CTS provides personal coaching, training camps, and Endurance Bucket List experiences to athletes of all ability levels. For more information, visit


Forrest and Charlotte started Lucas Oil Products with the simple philosophy of producing only the best line of lubricants and additives available anywhere. Since its inception, Lucas has steadfastly adhered to this corporate objective. Through innovative product research and development, along with aggressive marketing programs, Lucas has established itself as a leader in the lubricant marketplace. For more information visit

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