The Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home Wine Men's Cycling Team has finalised its roster for 2006 with the addition of 25 year-old Kyle Wamsley, who finished third at the USPRO & USCF Criterium Championships and won the 2005 Tour of Somerville. A native of Pennsylvania, Wamsley made his debut on the U.S. pro racing circuit in 2005 with Team Snow Valley. "Kyle is a very consistent rider," said director sportif Frank McCormack. "His ability to 'read the race' will ensure that Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home Wine colours are represented in breakaways and his finishing speed will be a great asset to help the team continue its winning ways."
Led by captain Mark McCormack, the core of the Colavita Olive Oil/Sutter Home Wine squad will be returning for 2006, including Sebastian Alexandre, Gustavo Artacho, Davide Frattini, Todd Herriott, Jonathan Page, Tyler Wren and Ian Ayers. New signings include Viktor Rapinski, Zak Grabowski, Billy Skinner, and Gabriel Brizuela.
The team's main sponsors remain Colavita Olive Oil and Sutter Home Wine. On the equipment side, the team will use Felt Bicycles, Shimano components, shoes, pedals and wheels, Maxxis Tires, Giordana, Rudy Project, Velo Enterprises, Full Speed Ahead (FSA), Pedro's, Amino Vital, The Olive Garden Restaurants, and Lavazza, along with media partner, Cooking Light.