FCS|Cycling announces sponsors and roster:
We are happy to officially announce the return of the FCS Women’s Elite Cycling Team for the 2013 season. We are excited about the 2013 season after completing the 2012 season as FCS|Rouse finished as the 5th rated women’s team on NRC circuit and the top ranked grassroots program. The success of our Team is heavily driven by the support we receive. FCS is supported once again, unconditionally from the Texas community and the 80 plus FCS club members. In addition, FCS’s main support in 2013 will come from our new title sponsor, Zngine. Mr. Restore returns as our supporting title sponsor and the Team name being, FCS|Zngine p/b Mr. Restore for 2013.
Zngine is a web-based tool within the broadcasting and entertainment business vertical. Zngine has developed the next generation web-based interactive platform, dedicated to developing a music network/community of fans, artists, venues and industry personnel with support from Brands.
Other sponsors continuing from 2012 are longtime supporter Veloce’ Speedwear, they will again be outfitting the team in 2013. Bicycles Plus, Wilkins Finston Law Group, Big Wag Pet Groomers, Off the Front Endurance Coaching, Oakley, Arundel, Mavic Tires, Chamois Butt’r, PowerBar and The Racing Post. There are a few added sponsors to the program, including iRT Racing Wheels, The Fix Studio, Cannondale, and Fizik.
We again have a great squad returning, including Lauren Stephens out of Dallas, TX, Anna Sanders from Phoenix, AZ, Amy McGuire of Boston, MA, Rachel Byus from Bartonville, TX and junior rider, Payton Thomas of Grapevine, TX. Kaelly Farham, previously a regional club rider will be joining the elite squad this year along with new comer Lindsey Durst from Madison, WI. Rachel Warner will be coming back to race part time with the squad while managing to attend a police academy as well.
Our focus will be more on the NCC events this year while throwing in a NRC stage race or two. Our season kicked off with training camp in Texas February 6-11th, which included our launch party on February 9, hosted by Oakley at their product Showroom in Dallas.
Our 2013 racing debut will be at the Tucson Classic, March 9. As we will have riders at Redlands some other notable races that are on our schedule include Del Rey Beach Criterium, Tour de Grove, Tulsa Tough, Joe Martin, Nature Valley, Tour of America’s Dairyland and Pro and Elite Nationals. We look forward to having a great season and are excited about the new opportunities for 2013.
Doug Clark and Lee Whaley return as Co-Chairman for the FCS program while Rachel Byus returns to manage the team.
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