The Vitamin Cottage Cycling Team pb XP Companies announces its 2008 rider and sponsor lineup. The men’s and women’s elite teams both return to action in ’08 defending Colorado’s Best All Around Team Titles.
The Men’s Elite Team consists of returning veteran riders Jon Baker, Alan McCormack, Christian McCarthy, Dirk Friel, Joe Taddeucci, Joey Pinkerton, Jon Tarkington, Michael Schilling, and Sean Bragstad and welcomes recent upgrades Marty Guess and Brent Ertz.
New to the team for 2008 are Brian Hutchison, Derek Strong, Randy Reichardt, and Steve Forbes. The 2007 Vitamin Cottage team graduates Scott Tietzel to the professional ranks as a member of the Jelly Belly Pro Cycling Team and Peter Horn to a full-time presence at the Cylingcenter in Belgium.
The Women’s Elite Team will consist of Renee Eastman, Beth Fisk, Lisa Matlock, Syrae Weikle, and Ann Lannan as well as newcomers Carol Hutton and Jenna Allen.
In 2008, the team will continue its focus on being the top Elite Amateur Team in the Colorado Region and will expand its focus on travel races with the addition of XP Companies as a sponsor. Vitamin Cottage will look to continue its numerous wins in the Masters and Category 3 and 4 fields.
Keep up with the team at www.vitamincottagecycling.com.
The team is pleased to announce its 2008 sponsors:
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage (previously Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers) continues its dedication to cycling and healthy living as the team’s title sponsor. Natural Grocers is a multi-store chain, employing over 900 employees www.naturalgrocers.com They will be expanding outside of Colorado, to Dallas, Texas, St. George, Utah with additional stores opening in Denver, Durango and Greeley Colorado. Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage continues to bring high quality products at everyday affordable prices to people everywhere.
XP Companies is a manufacturer of authentic branded merchandise for major sports and entertainment events including the Olympics, Little League Baseball, MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL franchises.
NOW Foods – Manufacturer of vitamins, minerals, and supplements
The Boulder Center for Sports Medicine
Eddy Merckx – Frames
Giordana – Clothing
Gommitalia – Tires and Tubes
Rudy Project – Glasses and Helmets
Clif Bar – Energy bars, drinks, and gels
Pelotonphoto.com - Photography
Specialized – Shoes and Saddles
Trainingpeaks.com – Internet training software and training plans
Vecchio’s Bicicletteria – bicycle shop specializing in service and repair
Recent graduates of team include:
Andy Bajadali (2005) – Jelly Belly/Kelly Benefits
Chuck Coyle (2006) – Successful Living
Carmen Small (2006) – Aaron’s Corporate Furnishings
Sharon Allpress (2006) – Value Act Capital
Scott Tietzel (2007) – Jelly Belly
Peter Horn (2007) – Cycling Center
For more information about the team, contact Bob at firstname.lastname@example.org.