Thursday, February 11, 2010

Team update.

Just a heads up from the desk of the BMW-Bianchi Elite race team:

The team is gearing up to take on the first race of the year in Raleigh, NC at the Wolfpack road races this weekend.

We've been hard at work this winter not only riding ourselves into race fitness but also beefing up the team to take on the best teams in the USA.
Did you know that last year we placed 8th overall in the national rankings? This year we aim to go even better, and to that end have signed several great riders.

* Jenette Williams comes to us from the West Virginia/Ohio border.
She's a superb team player and a criterium specialist with the
ability to sprint for the win or lead out a teammate with
extraordinary speed.
* Kate Ross relocated to Asheville from Colorado and comes with
plenty of experience racing at the NRC level. She's a great
all-arounder who is looking to have a break-out year.
* Leigh Hopkins is an experienced NRC crit racer who comes to us
from the Vanderkitten team. She'll be splitting her time between
the road and the track, looking to win a national title.
* Rachel Warner is a young and motivated rouleur - a powerful rider
who was on the podium of the U23 time trial at the national
championships. She's great in the breakaway but can sprint well, too.
* Sarah Caravella is a very fast sprinter who has won NRC races and
will be our team's fast finisher. She comes with the experience of
being on a UCI pro team and will be a great road captain.
* Kathleen Billington is an experienced and versatile racer who will
be our GC hopeful in the stage races.
* Kirsten Robbins, a former Canadian National Team member is mostly
retired, but will race some for the team and impart the women with
her wealth of knowledge.
* Returning are Tonya Miller, Christy Blakely, Cora Olson, Deb
Whitmore, Laura Weislo, Lauren Shirock.
* For our regional and multi-sport team we have Melissa Wills,
Nicole Overeem, Patty Shoaf, Tina Weiler and Jen Petosa.

Best of legs in 2010 ladies!

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