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December 5/03 8:48 am - Birth Announcement, Sponsorship Available for Ontario Riders, Killeen Signs with Subaru-Gary Fisher

Posted by Editoress on 12/5/03

Fly Gurlz add a Boy
Courtesy Jennifer Woodcroft and Jacquelyn Burton

Michelle Ward & Dave Solursh are pleased to announce the arrival of Kale Redmond on December 4th. Kale arrived weighing 6 lbs 8.5 oz.

Michelle Ward is based in Collingwood, Ontario and is head honcho of Canada's all female national mountain bike team Fly Gurlz.

Mum and Baby Fly are doing great!

Sponsorships For Ontario Riders

Ontario based Vittoria Racing Cycles(VRC), representatives of Cramerotti bicycles, are seeking to sponsor, in total eight (8) cyclists from the individual junior women and men, elite women and all Master's categories.

Sponsorship would be in the form of preferred pricing on equipment and Mechanical & Feed support at all the Ontario based road races for 2004.

Please call Luis Santos toll free at 1.877.335.2453 or email at

This past cycling season (2003) VRC sponsored Anna Tratnyek and Brandon Crichton, both of whom qualified for the Canadian Nation Junior Teams and represented Canada at the World's in Hamilton.

Luis Santos

Liam Killeen Signs with Subaru-Gary Fisher for 2004
Courtesy Ryan Atkinson

British mountain bike ace Liam Killeen is upping the ante in 2004 racing full-time on the Subaru-Gary Fisher race team. Liam has split his time the last two seasons between the professional Subaru-Gary Fisher team and the Great Britain National Cycling Team.

The Subaru-Gary Fisher Team Manager Tyler Pilger has high expectations from Liam in 2004. "We are hoping the consistency of being with us full-time will help Liam continue his development. He typically only races one NORBA per year in Vermont and has finished in the top 10, but he is not well known in the US. We are looking forward to changing that for 04."

Tyler characterizes the 21-year-old Liam as an incredibly well balanced and fit athlete who can punish his competitors with his brute strength. Liam also has superior handling skills that come from his days racing motocross. "Liam is super focused and his motivations are where they need to be, I believe he will be scary fast in the next few years."

Liam's accomplishments in 2003 include becoming the first British rider to win the overall U23 World Cup Title in cross-country. His World Cup season was highlighted by his eleventh place finish at Mount St Anne. In the U23 World Championships, Liam battled through a flat tire to finish a close forth. Liam placed seventh in his only NORBA event of the season at Mt Snow.

"I expect Liam to spend a lot of time on the podium this season," say Dean Gore, Subaru-Gary Fisher Team Director. "He has developed into a top professional and possesses a dangerous combination of skill and strength. We look forward to continuing our relationship with one of the most talented young athletes in the world."

2004 will see Liam moving to North America to race the full NORBA season and select World Cups. His major goals will also include the Olympics and the U23 World Championships.


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