IMTTO is a a non-profit organisation that represents International Mountain Bike Trade Teams, Technical Support Companies and Race Organisers. was launched last Tuesday. It has a members' only part and a news section that requires no passwords.

IMMTTO launches public-access website

IMTTO president Russell Carty, Monaco-based manager of Team Kona, said:

"This is an important step in our continued growth as a cohesive organisation that has at its heart, the healthy development of our sport. With members in nearly every continent, operating on different time zones, the internet is the best way for us all to stay in contact and assist each other."

The web site contains a news section as well as information about IMTTO, and membership application forms. The members-only section features a forum, a section for posting minutes of the various meetings attended by

or held by IMTTO, and the list of prices and benefits for various events.

"Our aim is to ensure that by working with the organisers of events, and the various sporting bodies, that our sport

continues to prosper and is as appealing as possible to all of our sponsors and media friends," said Carty.

IMTTO was created in 2001 through the amalgamation of IMTO (International Mountain bike Teams Organisation) and TAG (Technical Assistance Group). The organisation has 60 members.

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