By Press Release
SAN MATEO, Calif. (January, 2005) – For the upcoming season, the Webcor Builders Women’s team will once again be headlined by reigning US National TT Champion and Olympian, Christine Thorburn. In addition to the strong support of returning riders: Felicia Greer, Stefanie Graeter, Cat Malone, Betina Hold, Yukie Nakamura and Kim Boester, the team has added Katheryn Curi and Erinne Willock, both previously with RONA. Also returning from 2004 is team director and former National Criterium Champion, Carmen D’Aluisio. “I don’t think a lot of people realize just how strong Katheryn and Erinne are they are capable of winning races in their own right, but rode in tireless support of their team leader all last year.” said Webcor Builders manager and former World TT Champion, Karen Brems. “The team is much more balanced this year in terms of strength, and I think we have preserved the great chemistry that got us our results last year. Katheryn and Erinne are a perfect fit!” added Brems. That chemistry was exhibited when the team got together in the San Francisco Bay Area for a weekend of low-key riding and a fun evening at the Webcor Builders Company Holiday Party. In 2004, the Webcor Builders Women’s team was a group of motivated, talented, but relatively inexperienced racers, all from Northern CA. It was a first year team with a modest budget. Through dedication, learning and teamwork, the team achieved success beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. Webcor Builders had 6 National Racing Calendar wins, several more national podium appearances and put a rider on the US Olympic team. To build on that success, Webcor Builders CEO Andy Ball made the decision to make the women’s team top priority for 2005. “The women’s team had a fantastic season last year, including Christine making the Olympic team. She was only beaten by 3 of the best women in the world at the Olympic Games,” said Ball.
Look for the Webcor Builders women to build on that success in 2005 as they hunt for the podium in select international races and National Racing Calendar events throughout the US. The Webcor Builders Women’s team is supported by:
* Enterprise Fleet ServicesTitle Sponsor: Webcor Builders the largest General Contractor in the greater San Francisco Bay Area, with a rapidly growing presence in Southern California
Supporting sponsors and principal trade partners ofWebcor Builders:
* Anning Johnson Company
* Architectural Glass & Aluminum
* Clark Pacific
* Diversified Fire Products
* Rosendin Electric
* ValleyCrest Landscape Development
* Critchfield Mechanical Inc.
* ABD Insurance
* Central Concrete Supply Co.
* M.G. Boost & Associates
* Platinum Advisors
* Bode Gravel Company
* Enterprise Fleet Services
* K-Rain Manufacturing Corp.
Equipment and other cycling sponsors:
* Voler cycling apparel
* Orbea bicycles
* PowerBar energy bars, gels and beverages
* Easton wheels, handlebars, stems and seat posts
* Specialized tires, shoes, helmets and glasses
* Speedplay pedals
* Fizik saddles
* Defeet socks and base layers
* CatEye cycle computers
* UC Davis Sports Medicine Program
* Patagonia casual clothing