With 580 days until the beginning of the Olympic Summer Games, Team Lipton has assembled its roster and looks to build on a highly successful 2006 campaign that included a World Championship title, the National Road Championship title, the National Time Trial Championship title, the NRC overall Team title, over 35 wins and nearly 100 podium finishes.
Leading the Team Lipton squad again for 2007 will be Kristin Armstrong, the World Time Trial Champion, current U.S. National Road and Time Trial Champion and 2004 Olympian. The elite roster includes several Olympic hopefuls for the 2008 Beijing Games, and some of America’s best young riders. Team Lipton will expand its race calendar to prepare for the 2008 Olympics with a race schedule that includes more than 100 events in several countries.
"The team and its athletes are really motivated to use the momentum gained last year to have an even better season this year," said Thomas Liese, director sportif and former Tour de France rider and German national team member. "We’ve assembled a team of women who are on top of their game and who respect one another and work incredibly well together."
For 2007, Armstrong will be headlining a team with five returning riders from the 2006 squad, including Kori Kelly Seehafer, Grace Fleury, Lara (Daily Distraction) Kroepsch, Kristen (Sassy) LaSasso, and Meredith Miller. The squad is made complete with four newcomers, including Lauren Franges, Kim Geist, Brenda Lyons and Nicole Evans. Professional triathlete Rebeccah Wassner and two Ironman triathlon specialists will race an extensive multisport calendar that includes World Cups and the Hawaii Ironman World Championships.
"I couldn’t be happier with the team we have for this season," said Kristin Armstrong. "We have a really solid team with the most supportive staff and management."
For the full 2007 Team Lipton roster, click here.