February 7, 2008 (Berkeley, CA) — Vanderkitten Racing will kick off the 2008 season with its initial team training camp February 11th through 18th. The team will conclude its camp by participating in the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Criterium on February 18th.
Vanderkitten’s training camp will include scenic rides through Northern California, providing intense yet inspiring workouts to prepare the team for the upcoming NRC season. In addition to focused training sessions, the team will be dialing in their new BH Connect road bikes, participating in multiple photo sessions for VK Racing and sponsors, and conducting interviews with industry related media.
“We’re psyched to kick off this year’s camp. We’ve got some awesome activities planned along with some super sick rides,” said Scott Gross, Director Sportif of VK Racing. “This will be a great opportunity for our team to bond and really get to know each other in addition to getting their bodies and minds ready for the season ahead. Being able to hold our training camp in Vanderkitten’s backyard is great, and we’re extremely grateful to our sponsors for helping to make this happen.”
The Vanderkitten cycling team is composed of a powerhouse roster and a squad of regional riders, including:
– Jane Despas (Aus)
– Leah Guloien (Can)
– Liz Hatch (USA)
– Moriah MacGregor (Can)
– Melissa Sanborn (USA)
– Jenny Trew (Can)
– Leigh Ann Valletti (USA)
– Flavia Oliveira (USA)
– Heather Sborz (USA)
“I couldn’t be more stoked to have this group of women representing Vanderkitten – clothing for women who kick ass,” said Dave Verrecchia, owner and founder of the Berkeley-based clothing company. “These girls have proven that they not only can race their bikes, but they embody the Vanderkitten brand with class, intelligence, and style.”
The mission of The Vanderkitten Foundation’s Elite Women’s Cycling Team is to promote health, well being and equality for women in professional cycling. The VK cycling team is committed to the development of young riders and increasing participation and visibility of women in the sport of cycling.
For more information click here.