The Colavita/Baci Women’s Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light will open the 2010 racing season in California with the San Dimas Stage Race and Redlands Bicycle Classic.
“We’re planning six days of intense training in San Diego’s Borrego Valley,” said co-Directeur Sportif Tina Pic. “We will be looking forward to testing our legs in San Dimas.”
“Kelly Benjamin and Modesta Vzesniauskaite gave us a great preview at last weekend’s Merco Credit Union Classic,” said co-Directeur Sportif Rachel Heal. “Kelly took third in the road race and Modesta finished both races in the top 10 so I’m confident we can expect even more podium finishes with the whole squad working together.”
Colavita/Baci Women’s Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light rosters for San Dimas Stage Race and Redlands Bicycle Classic include:
- Kate Bates (AUS)
- Kelly Benjamin (USA)
- Theresa Cliff-Ryan (USA)
- Andrea Dvorak (USA)*
- Shontell Gauthier (USA)
- Heather Logan-Sprenger (CAN)
- Carmen Small (USA)
- Modesta Vzesniauskaite (LTU)
*San Dimas Stage Race only
Heal and Pic also announced that Colavita/Baci newcomer Rushlee Buchanan has been selected for the New Zealand national team’s women’s team pursuit squad for the UCI Track World Championships in Denmark. Buchanan, who recently captured the New Zealand Road Race Championship title, is also New Zealand’s reigning National Criterium Champion. She will re-join her Colavita/Baci teammates at the conclusion of the world championship.
The San Dimas Stage Race in San Dimas, CA begins on March 19 and continues through March 21. The Redlands Bicycle Classic in Redlands, CA runs from March 25 through March 28.