Cheerwine Cycling has announced its roster for their 2006 elite womens cyclo-cross team. Anne Bolyea, owner and director of the womens team, has chosen the following riders: Tara Ross (2005 member Canadian National cyclo-cross team and 2004 bronze medallist Canadian National cyclo-cross Championships), Clara Beard (2005 U-23 U.S. National cyclo-cross Champion), Elizabeth Frye (2000 Bronze medallist MTB Masters Worlds), Mandy Lozano (15th overall 2005 Verge Mid-Atlantic series) and Cara McCauley (20th overall 2005 Verge Mid-Atlantic series).
Bolyea also announced that the team will join forces with Greg Becker and his mens cyclo-cross team, Sonic. "Becker brought Kona bikes and SRAM to the table and our riders are thrilled to race on the new SRAM gruppos and Kona frames. Verge has been Cheerwines clothing sponsor for three years now and we are loyal to their dedication to cyclo-cross and look forward to doing as many Verge races as we can," continued Bolyea.
The women will be racing the Verge Mac Series, the Verge New England Series, and the USGP of Cyclo-cross.
Cheerwine will also help sponsor the North Carolina Grand Prix of Cross in Hendersonville, NC, as well as another UCI race. The team will also send Ross to Belgium in December to gain European experience.