BMW has joined with Bianchi USA and the Capital Cycling Club of North Carolina to form the BMW-Bianchi Women's Cycling Team. Composed of talented riders from the Southeastern US, the team has exciting plans to leave its mark the Eastern Seaboard's race scene.
"With the generous support of BMW and Bianchi, our team will be able to build on our fantastic 2004 season. Patty Shoaf, Mandy Lozano, Cara McCauley, and myself are back for the elite team, and we added a valuable criterium racer and sprinter in Master's National Pursuit Champion and dual Elite Track Nationals medalist, Nancy Lux", said team manager Laura Weislo. "Our elite team will take on the best of the regional races and an aggressive schedule of east coast NRC criteriums and our favourite PCT races, the Liberty Classic in Philadelphia and the New York City Criterium.