By Bryan Jew, VeloNews Senior Writer
U.S. national criterium champion Laura Van Gilder will race for the TalgoAmerica.com squad for the 2001 season. In 2000, Talgo America, a North American train manufacturer with corporate offices in Seattle and Washington, D.C., signed on as a sponsor of the Altoona Cycling Team’s women’s squad. This year, Talgo takes over title sponsorship. The team will be called TalgoAmerica.com.
Earlier this year, Van Gilder was expected to ride for the Canadian Intersports team, along with Catherine Marsal, Elizabeth Emery and Anne Samplonius. However, that team has yet to be finalized, and Van Gilder opted for Talgo.
The TalgoAmerica.com team roster follows:
Kristie Auman-Bauer; Charmian Breon; Becky Conzelman; Allyson Fox; Tina Skelley; Elizabeth Sterling; Kristine Oesterling; Laura Van Gilder; Kelly Yoder. Manager: Dusty Kunstbeck.