October 15/06 7:29 am - Giant Canada Sponsors Elite Women's Team for 2007
Posted by Editor on 10/15/06
Giant Canada Sponsors Elite Women's Team for 2007
In keeping with Giant Canada's mandate to support cycling in B.C., seven riders will compose the Giant Canada Elite women's team. Chelsea Bilsbarrow, Claire Cameron, Jenelle Cassidy, Leah Guloien, Alena Radomsky, Katherine Short, and Jenny Trew will join forces for the 2007 season. This seven-person team boasts top credentials with a strong focus on development as well.
Katherine Short (16) and Chelsea Bilsbarrow (19) are two of the most exciting young prospects in cycling on the BC scene. Katherine wins just about everything in her age group and is a strong contender even at the elite level in mountain biking while Chelsea stormed onto the scene in 2006 taking the BC Jr. road championships and 7th at Nationals in her first season. Claire Cameron (24) is an elite track and road racer and a National Paralympic team member having raced in 2004 at Athens as a blind tandem pilot. Leah Guloien (25) is a very strong local road racer who is rarely off the podium in any event she enters. Jenny Trew (25) is a track and criterium specialist having won multiple medals at Track Nationals. Alena Radomsky (24) is a seasoned rider, and excellent team player with experience racing internationally. Jenelle Cassidy (29),while relatively new to road racing, made a quick ascent up the ranks in 2006 and brings a wealth of experience from being a National team downhill racer.
Giant Canada's Elite women's team riders possess skills that will complement each other, giving the team a deep and balanced attack for 2007. The tentative race calendar for the Giant Canada Elite Women's Team will be comprised of local BC and NW road, track, and mountain bike races including the BC Cup Road/Off road Series, BC Superweek, and the National Road/Track/Off Road Championships.
Giant Canada's operations manager Wayne Bleakley says, "The formation of our elite women's team was a logical step towards our vision. Our women will be a dominant force on the Northwest cycling scene. Giant Canada looks forward to supporting women's cycling and specifically Leah, Jenelle, Claire, Jenny, Alena, Chelsea, and Katherine in pursuit of their goals and is very excited to have the opportunity to develop a women's team."