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Bamberger joins Touchstone

By:
Gregor Brown in Zolder, Belgium
Published:
December 27, 2008, 0:00 GMT,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:05 BST
Edition:
First Edition Cycling News, December 27, 2008

The Northern California women's team beefed up its roster with the addition of Sarah Bamberger,...

The Northern California women's team beefed up its roster with the addition of Sarah Bamberger, formerly of the Cheerwine cycling team, and Beverley Harper (Webcor). Bamberger helped her team to 25 victories including the overall team classification in USA Cycling's National Racing Calendar in 2008, as well as scoring five of her own wins including the Nevada City Classic and Tour de Nez circuit race.

Harper was seventh in the US Elite time trial championships in 2006 and took second in the Masters World Championship time trial in 2007.

The pair join Kelly McDonald, who took 9th overall at Cascade Cycling Classic and 2008 Irish National Time Trial Champion, Olivia Dillon, who participated in the World Championships in Varese, Italy. Other returning riders include Holly Borowski, Jill McLaughlin, Maria Monica, Pat Ross, and Janeen Thorpe.

Team Roster: Sarah Bamberger, Holly Borowski, Olivia Dillon, Cara Gillis, Beverley Harper, Carol Irving, Megan Rathwell, Kelly McDonald, Jill McLaughlin, Maria Monica, Pat Ross, Kristina Seley, and Janeen Thorpe.

Touchstone Climbing and Fitness remains the title sponsor, and Wrench Science continues its support of the larger roster. Additional sponsors include Velo Vie, Lezyne, Voler, Clif Bar, Williams Cycling, Fluid, Rudy Project and Psoas Massage + Bodywork.

Touchstone is also proud to continue their support of the National Ataxia Foundation and Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program (BORP). In 2008, team contributions from race winnings and personal donations totaled over $3,500 for the National Ataxia Foundation, and the Touchstone women raised over $3,000 for BORP's cycling program, which supports athletes with physical disabilities.

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