courtesy Kelly Walker / USA Cycling
COLORADO SPRINGS (June 14, 2002) – USA Cycling announced Friday, June 14,
2002 that Dede Demet-Barry has signed a multi-year agreement with Team
T-Mobile and will start riding with the squad immediately.
has recently resurfaced on the cycling scene in a big way with some very
impressive performances, including a victory in the Montreal World Cup,
June 1. The 29 year-old Boulder, CO resident also placed second at the Le
Tour du Grand Montreal and most recently took third in the First Union
Liberty Classic in Philadelphia.
“This is a great program and a huge opportunity for US women,”
remarked Demet-Barry. “It is really cool that developing riders are getting
the chance to ride the big races and gain the international experience they
need to become competitive on a world-class level.” Demet-Barry is a
seven-time National Champion (road race, time trial, criterium), former
Junior World Champion (road race) and has won a silver
and bronze medal at the Elite World Championships (team time trial). Her
first race with Team T-Mobile will be at the U.S. Elite National
Championships in Nashville, TN followed by the Tour de France Feminine.
“The team has a good mix and balance of established stars and up
and coming talent,” added Demet Barry. “It is awesome that a sponsor like
T-Mobile recognizes the potential in women’s cycling and supports a team
and program like this.”
Based in Bellevue, Wash., VoiceStream is a member of the T-Mobile
International group, the mobile telecommunications subsidiary of Deutsche
Telekom (NYSE:DT), the leading global provider of GSM/GPRS wireless voice
and data services serving over 67 million customers worldwide. VoiceStream
and T-Mobile are committed to providing customers the best value in their
wireless service through their GET MORE promise to provide customers with
more value, more features and more service than any other wireless provider.
For more information, visit the company Web site at
www.voicestream.com. Team T-Mobile is also supported by a grant from the
U.S. Olympic Committee and the USA Cycling Development Foundation.
Recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee and the Union Cycliste
Internationale, USA Cycling, the sport’s
national governing body, promotes American cycling through its 80,000
members and 2,000 annual events. Team T-Mobile is part of USA Cycling’s
athlete development program, which is designed to achieve success at the
international and Olympic levels. Other team sponsors include: Cannondale,
Shimano, Mavic, Cat Eye, fi’zi:k, Time, Giro, ITM and Saturn. Team T-Mobile
rides in support of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.