Folsom Bike introduces the 2013 Folsom Bike/Cervelo Women’s P12 race team– New Sponsors, Expanded Roster, Development Team
Folsom, California – January 29, 2012 – Folsom Bike today announced its new 2013 Women’s Pro 1/2 team. The team will be known as Folsom Bike/Cervelo. The team is sponsored by some exciting new sponsors for 2013 including Cervélo, Giro Cycling, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Luna and Folsom Bike.
After a highly successful first year in women’s racing in 2012, the Folsom Bike P/1/2 Women’s race team comes back in 2013 with a full squad of women ready to battle for podium’s on this years racing calendar.
This year’s team includes breakaway specialist and winner of last years Folsom BP Criterium and Winters Road Race Marley Smith, and joining her are three of her teammates from last season that won the NCNCA Points Series and Premier Series, Fiona Strouts, Amy Chandos and climbing specialist and multiple race winner, Susannah Breen. UC Davis standouts Sunshine Townsend & Danielle Haulman round out the roster giving the squad experience, youth and proven success. The team also includes development squad riders, Kira Prokopakis and Claire Morgan.
Director Sportif, Judd Van Sickle had the following to say about the team for this year: “We are excited heading into this season to show our appreciation to our sponsors by racing hard and representing them by positively promoting women’s cycling and focusing on rider development and a team oriented approach”.
Owner, Erin Gorrell, added: “We are so excited to be significantly expanding our women’s project this year. I really want to grow the sport of women’s cycling, and not just in racing. I want our team of women to be an inspiration and to be mentors to other women in the community. My long term vision is to build a women’s platform that not only demonstrates our commitment to women’s cycling but that of our sponsors as well. We seek to develop long term partnerships with our sponsors, and our riders, and through this partnership we have aligned with sponsors committed to women in the sport and with riders who are committed to the goals of our sponsors and the development of our team. We feel we have a great mix of proven winners and young talent for now, and in the future.
Phil White and Gérard Vroomen founded Cervélo in 1995 when their design for a new time trial bicycle failed to garner interest from traditional bicycle manufacturers. Today, Cervélo is the largest triathlon bike manufacturer in the world and partner with the world’s most established and successful triathlon team, Team TBB and one of the world’s top pro road cycling teams, Team Garmin-Barracuda. Cervélo is recognized internationally as one of the most innovative and fastest growing bike manufacturers. Readers of VeloNews, CycleSport, Inside Triathlon and Slowtwitch (all publications for serious cyclists and triathletes) all voted Cervélo as the #1 brand they intend to purchase in 2011. For further information visit www.cervelo.com.
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About Ronald McDonald House Charities
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®), a non-profit, 501 (c) (3) corporation, creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children. Through its global network of local Chapters in 57 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald Care Mobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children’s programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide a bridge to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, visit www.rmhc.org.
LUNA®, nourishes women with delicious snacks made with entirely natural, organic ingredients and with the essential vitamins women need. LUNA connects, supports and celebrates women with programs such as LUNAFEST®, a national traveling fundraising festival of short films by…for…about women, and Team LUNA Chix, an all-women’s sport group inspiring women to learn new sports and be active. LUNA proudly donates one percent of its sales to a variety of women’s nonprofits and the Breast Cancer Fund through the Clif Bar Family Foundation. (www.lunabar.com)
About Folsom Bike
Folsom Bike is Northern California’s leading provider of bicycles, bicycle components, and apparel for all types of cyclists. With two stores, serving Folsom, CA and it’s Town Center Tri & Bike store in El Dorado Hills, CA, they provide the best brands in the market with a high level of expertise, customer service and integrity, and an inventory of choices to suit everyone’s bicycling needs. For more information, visit http://www.folsombike.com