January 3, 2006 – Biovail Corporation and Giroscopic Sports management continue to solidify their relationship as they enter their third year of partnership in sponsoring the women’s elite cycling team, Team Biovail. Team Biovail will continue to ride in support of the Canadian Diabetes Association in 2006 by attending events on their behalf and partnering with the CDA on various health and wellness initiatives.
Team Biovail is very excited to announce that they will be riding Blue Competition Cycles for the upcoming season. Champion Systems will be outfitting the team for its technical wear.
The following riders will wear Team Biovail colors:
– Anne Samplonius
– JoÃ«lle Numainville
– Natasha Elliott
– StÃ©phanie Bourbeau
– Anna Garnett
– Amanda Shaw
– Jennifer Magur
– Jennifer Stephenson
This line up of riders will be one of Canada’s strongest teams in 2006. Anne Samplonius, a veteran to the sport and former silver medalist in the ITT at the World Championships has joined the team after a year as manager of the Women’s Subway Team that produced some great results in 2005.
JoÃ«lle Numainville was the 2005 Junior Road and ITT Champion and adds some younger talent to the roster. Stephanie Bourbeau joined the team halfway though the 2005 season and was first in GC at Green Mountain Stage Race flying the teams colours. StÃ©phanie is also the Quebec ITT Champion.
Natasha Elliott joined the team in the later half of 2005. Natasha comes from a running background; she attended Coastal Carolina University on a running scholarship.Team Biovail Management & Support:
-Scott Gerrie, Team Manager
-Warren Chang, Mechanic
-Claudine Labelle, Logistics
-Nicole Gilinsky, PR coordinator
-Chris Cavacuiti, Team Doctor and Kim Whitaker will have the riders moving well with massage therapy.
A tremendous effort to secure key relationships in terms of sponsorship for 2006 will see the following sponsorship support:
L2RCP – Private Group Sponsor
King & Victoria Fund
Kenda Tires and Tubes
Blue Competition Cycles
Champion Systems Clothing
Clif Bar & Shot
Kenda Tires and Tubes
Rudy Project Helmets & Eyewear
ProNet – Elite, Selle Italia
For more information on the Biovail Cycling Team, please visit the website www.teambiovail.com