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PRESS RELEASE – Sportsbook.com Bets On Future Of U.S. Women’s Racing

HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA (April 19, 2004)- Sportsbook.com, oneof the world’s largest retail-focused Internet sports bookmakers, formallyannounced today that it will become the new title sponsor for the erstwhileworlddiff.com Women’s Cycling team, one of America’s best developmentalprograms.Founded in 1997, Sportsbook.com had amassed a database of nearly 350,000customers from about 150 countries when it was purchased in 2001 by Sportingbet.com,a British company traded on the London Stock Exchange that processed morethan $900 million in bets last year. Today, Sportsbook.com is

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HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA (April 19, 2004)- Sportsbook.com, oneof the world’s largest retail-focused Internet sports bookmakers, formallyannounced today that it will become the new title sponsor for the erstwhileworlddiff.com Women’s Cycling team, one of America’s best developmentalprograms.Founded in 1997, Sportsbook.com had amassed a database of nearly 350,000customers from about 150 countries when it was purchased in 2001 by Sportingbet.com,a British company traded on the London Stock Exchange that processed morethan $900 million in bets last year. Today, Sportsbook.com is Sportingbet.com’slargest and most successful brand, and provides odds principally on NorthAmerican-based sports such as the National Football League, the NationalBasketball Association and Major League Baseball.This is neither Sportsbook.com’s first foray into cycling, nor its firstinto women’s sports. In 2003, Sportsbook.com had a U.S. Division 3 TradeTeam that enjoyed some success, including a stage win in Ireland’s famedFBD Milk Ras. And, for several years, Sportsbook.com sponsored LPGA golferLaura Davies. However, it’s the first time that Sportsbook.com has combinedsponsorship of bicycle racing and female athletes, and company executivescouldn’t be more enthusiastic about the team’s potential, says Bill Laudienof MHC Sports, the non-profit organization which oversees Sportsbook.com’scycling promotions, including Sportsbook.com Women’s Cycling and secondarysponsorships of two Pro/Elite-level Men’s teams. “The folks at Sportsbook.comare really into cycling, and are closely following the progress of theteam,” notes Laudien. “They feel like it’s a really good thing for Sportsbook.comto have such an enthusiastic, hard-working group of young women gettingthe name out to the general public.”Sportsbook.com Women’s Cycling is unique in U.S. women’s racing, asits six-woman roster consists entirely of riders age 26 and under. While14-time National Champion Magen Long, who also races for OBRU/The BicycleStore, is the best-known name of the group, the other five team membershave proven themselves capable of competing against the nation’s best.Andrea Dvorak, Jessie Peil and Aimee Vasse are all former medalists inthe Collegiate National Championships, while Sarah Faulkner is one of theMidwest’s fastest-rising talents both on- and off-road, and Tracy Cundiffshows a race savvy that belies her 1-1/2 seasons of experience. “All ofthem have shown the physical ability to be competitive at the nationallevel,” says team manager John Alsedek. “What they need now is the opportunityto race against the best on a regular basis, as well as the guidance &support to be successful. Sportsbook.com, along with our other sponsors,is making that possible.”After contesting regional events during April and the beginning partof May, Sportsbook.com Women’s Cycling will kick off its 2004 NationalRacing Calendar campaign on May 8th at Richmond, Virginia’s CapTech Classic.Major events on the schedule will include the Wachovia Liberty Classic,the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the Tour de ‘Toona, and the T-Mobile International.For more information about Sportsbook.com Women’s Cycling, please visitthe team’s website at www.sportsbookracing.com.2004 Sportsbook.com Women’s Cycling Schedule May
1: Wintergreen Ascent Time Trial (Charlottesville, VA)
2: The Bunny Hop (Suitland, MD)
8: CapTech Classic (Richmond, VA)
14-16: Joe Martin Stage Race (Fayetteville, AR)
17-20: Team Minicamp (Fayetteville, AR)
22-23: Tri-Peaks Challenge (Russellville, AR)
29: Kelly Cup (Baltimore, MD)
30: Clarendon Cup (Arlington, VA)
31: Tour of Somerville (Somerville, NJ) June
4: Manayunk Wall Hillclimb (Philadelphia, PA)
6: Wachovia Liberty Classic (Philadelphia, PA)
10-13: Nature Valley Grand Prix (Minneapolis, MN)
17-19: USCF Elite Road Nationals (Redlands, CA) July
1-4: Fitchburg Longsjo Classic (Fitchburg, MA)
18: Murrysville Cycling Classic (Murrysville, PA)
26-August 1: Tour de ‘Toona (Altoona, PA) August
7-8: Tour de Christiana (Christiana, PA)
15: Tour of Mount Nebo (Mount Nebo, PA)
21: Mt. Washington Hill Climb (North Conway, NH)
21-22: USCF Elite Criterium Nationals (Downer’s Grove, IL)
29: Chris Thater Memorial (Binghampton, NY) September
2-5: Green Mountain Stage Race (Burlington, VT)
11: San Rafael Cycling Classic (San Rafael, CA)
12: T-Mobile International (San Francisco, CA)
18: Univest Grand Prix (Souderton, PA) 2004 Sportsbook.com Women’s Cycling Sponsors
Sportsbook.com (online gaming service); www.sportsbook.com
Abici Bicycles (bicycle frames); www.abicibikes.com
The Bicycle Store (bicycle retailer); www.thebicyclestore.com
Biotone (massage products); www.biotone.com
Carnac (cycling shoes); www.sinclairimports.com
ChannMcRae.com (coaching services); www.channmcrae.com
Colavita USA (olive oil and pasta products); www.colavita.com
DeFeet (socks and accessory clothing items); www.defeet.com
GeniSoy (soy-based food products); www.genisoy.com
GU/GU2O (gels and electrolyte replacement drinks); www.gusports.com
Kenda Tire (tires and tubes); www.kendausa.com
Nalini (cycling clothing); www.redroseimports.com
Red Rose Imports (U.S. distributor for Nalini); www.redroseimports.com
Rudy Project (eyewear and helmets); www.rudyprojectusa.com
worlddiff.com (general-interest online magazine); www.worlddiff.com