Richmond 2015 Adds Markel Corp. as Partner
Richmond Insurance Firm Named
‘Official Specialty Insurer of 2015 UCI Road World Championships’
RICHMOND, Va., September 9, 2015 – Richmond 2015, the organizer of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships, today announced that Markel Corporation has joined its team of corporate partners for the nine-day cycling event to be held in Richmond later this month.
Markel has been designated as the “Official Specialty Insurer of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships.” As part of the partnership, Markel also will retain naming rights to Richmond 2015’s volunteer program – more than 6,000 individuals from 28 countries have registered to volunteer during the cycling event – and the VIP pavilion on Broad Street at the start/finish line.
Markel Corporation is a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets. Our business includes insurance, reinsurance, and investment operations around the world. Excitingly, one insurance product that Markel underwrites is bicycle insurance, which protects bicycles, spare parts, and accessories against damage, theft, and more.
“Markel is a leader in insurance and other industries,” commented Wilson Flohr, CEO of Richmond 2015. “We’re grateful to welcome and recognize a local company with a long history of giving back to the communities it serves.”
Added Anne Waleski, CFO and executive vice president of Markel Corp.: “During the month of September, the eyes of the sporting world will be on Richmond, as host of the World Road Championships. This is an international event that will showcase the best cyclists in the world, and on behalf of Markel and our associates, we congratulate the organizing committee and look forward to an exciting event that will be long remembered.”
The 2015 UCI Road World Championships will be held Sept. 19-27, with 12 world championship races taking place over nine days and attracting a total of 450,000 spectators from the Richmond region and across the globe.
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About Richmond 2015, Inc.
Richmond 2015, Inc., is the independent nonprofit corporation responsible for the organization, management and promotion of the 2015 UCI Road World Championships. Partners of Richmond 2015 include Altria, Anthem, CarMax, ChildFund International, Cushman & Wakefield | Thalhimer, Davenport & Company, Dominion, Genworth, Hourigan Construction, Hunton & Williams, Kings Dominion, Lansing Building Products, Lexus, Markel, MARTIN’S Food Markets, MWV, McGuireWoods, Norfolk Southern, PIASCIK, The Community Foundation, TowneBank, University of Richmond, VCU Medical Center and Williams Mullen.
In addition to its corporate partners, the Commonwealth of Virginia, the City of Richmond, Hanover County and Henrico County are all key partners of Richmond 2015. For more information about Richmond 2015 visit www.Richmond2015.com and connect on Twitter and Facebook.
About the 2015 UCI Road World Championships
The 2015 UCI Road World Championships, cycling’s pinnacle event, will be held Sept. 19-27, 2015 in Richmond, Va., and is expected to attract as many as 450,000 onsite spectators from the Richmond region and across the globe over the course of the nine-day event as well as a worldwide TV audience in the hundreds of millions. More than 1,000 cyclists – Elite Men and Women, Under-23 Men and Junior Men and Women – from more than 70 countries will compete in three disciplines: the traditional Road Race, Individual Time Trial and Team Time Trial. The event, which is being held in the United States for the first time since 1986, culminates with the traditional road races on Sept. 26 (women) and Sept. 27 (men).
About Markel Corporation
Markel Corporation is a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets. The Company’s principal business markets and underwrites specialty insurance products. In each of the Company’s businesses, it seeks to provide quality products and excellent customer service so that it can be a market leader. The financial goals of the Company are to earn consistent underwriting and operating profits and superior investment returns to build shareholder value. Visit Markel Corporation on the web at www.markelcorp.com.
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