The Colavita/Cooking Light Women’s Cycling Team has signed New Zealand's Melissa (Meshy) Holt for the remainder of the season. Holt, who has previously raced in North America with the Rona team and last year rode for Team S.A.T.S. from Denmark, started this year with a second place finish at the Geelong Tour, which kicked off 2006 international racing season in February. She followed that up with a fourth place finish at the Commonwealth Games time trial. Holt is a strong time trialist and is also good for the general classification in stage races.
"We are very excited to add a rider of Meshy’s quality to our team, as both her ability and leadership on the bike are world class," said team director Jim Williams. Holt will make her debut at the Triple Crown race series starting with the Lancaster criterium.