January 27, 2005 – With the return of Ashley Kimmet, a member of the U.S. National Track Team, the 2005 Colavita/Cooking Light Women’s Cycling Team is fully assembled, ready for training camp beginning in early February. Team Manager John Alsedek made the announcement.
Along with Kimmet, the current points race national champion who has been racing with the Colavita team since its inception in 2002, the star-studded squad, hand-picked by Alsedek, includes Canadian legend Sue Palmer-Komar as well as Olympic hopefuls Dotsie Cowden and Kim Anderson. Stage-race powerhouse Michelle Beltran and decorated cyclists Rebecca Larson and Megan Esmonde round out the roster.
“We’re very excited to have such an array of talent joining us on the 2005 Colavita/Cooking Light team,” said Alsedek. “We’ve got a great combination of skill, experience, leadership, and dedication, backed up by superior sponsorship. I’m anticipating a very exciting race season.”
“We’re proud to be supporting this exceptional group of female athletes,” said John Profaci, Vice President of Marketing for Colavita USA. Chris Allen, Publisher of Cooking Light added, “It’s thrilling to be a behind the development of this exciting, growing sport.”
The Colavita/Cooking Light Women’s World-Class Cycling Team is pedaling full speed ahead, shaping up as a top team in the North American peloton. Under the leadership of Team Manager John Alsedek, the cyclists will kick into high gear during training camp this February in Gainesville, FL, in preparation for their first race of the season, the Redlands Classic beginning March 31, 2005 in Redlands, CA.
Additional sponsorship for the team is provided by Sutter Home Wines, Amino Vital, The Olive Garden, and San Benedetto. Equipment and wardrobe are provided by Diadora, Giordana, ACA Design, Easton, Maxxis, Rudy Project, and Shimano.
For more information on the Colavita/Cooking Light Women’s Cycling Team, please visit the web site for Colavita USA (www.colavita.com).