One of the top U.S. amateur women's teams in 2005 is moving up to the professional ranks in 2006. The team will be captained by criterium specialist Shannon Hutchinson, winner of the Athens Twilight and podium finisher at the criterium nationals. The team will compete in many of the NRC races in 2006.
"We are very excited about sponsoring an elite women's team that will represent Aaron's across the nation," said Ed Quinones, President of Aaron's Corporate Furnishings, "The development of this team is a part of our continued commitment to the exciting sport of cycling."
The Aaron's Cycling Team will also include a men's regional elite team and a club team (L5Flyers) based in Atlanta, Georgia. Spin Sports Inc., the same team management company that runs the Jittery Joe's-Zero Gravity team out of Athens, GA, will manage the women's elite team. Micah Rice will serve as the General Manager of the team, while Jeremy Krupat will act as Director.