Alisha Lion has joined the Webcor-Platinum Women's Cycling Team for the remainder of the 2006 season. She recently set a new course record at the May Day Biathlon in her hometown of Morganton, NC and is currently competing at the Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, AK.
"I believe Alisha is one of the up and coming young talents in women's racing right now", said team director Carmen D'Aluisio. She placed second overall in the best young rider category to Webcor rider Erinne Willock in last year's Women's Prestige Series, and has had some impressive results in both the San Dimas Stage Race and the Redlands Bicycle Classic this season. The team believes she will add depth to the already strong stage racing team lead by former Olympian, Christine Thorburn and current US National Road Racing Champion Katheryn Curi.
"Webcor-Platinum has the perfect environment for my development. It really feels like I have found a home where I can grow and develop into a top cyclist", says Lion, who has a degree in Elementary Education. "I want kids to be inspired and go for their goals and dreams in life."