Colavita/Sutter Home has announced its men's and women's rosters for the Redlands Bicycle Classic. Alejandro Borrajo and Sebastian Haedo will lead the men's squad at the upcoming National Racing Calendar event, which begins on April 3, with The Sun Time Trial, and concludes on April 6 with the Beaver Medical Group Sunset Road Race. Joining Borrajo and Haedo at the starting line will be Luis Amaran, Gustavo Artacho, Anibal Borrajo, Anthony Colby, Davide Frattini, and Tyler Wren.
"California has been good to us," said men's team director sportif Sebastian Alexandre. "Alejandro's victories at the Merco Credit Union criterium and the San Dimas stage race this past weekend plus Sebastian Haedo's win at the Sequoia Cycling Classic criterium demonstrate that the team is really working together to execute our strategies successfully.
"With the depth of talent in our squad, I expect you'll see a lot of Colavita/Sutter Home on the podium at Redlands this weekend," Alexandre added. "Anthony Colby won last year's stage three road race and finished in the top five of the opening time trial. Luis Amaran gave us our second victory at San Dimas. And Alejandro isn't the only Borrajo making headlines this season. His brother Anibal finished third at the Sequoia."
Former Olympian Iona Wynter Parks will lead the outfit's women's team. Parks will be joined by Nichole Wangsgard, currently ranked fith in the NRC Individual Standings, Tiffany Cromwell, Andrea Dvorak, Shontell Gauthier, Kristin McGrath, Mackenzie Woodring, and newcomer Samantha Schneider.
"With its time trial, criterium, and road race, Redlands really showcases the range of skills resident in our squad, " said women's director Jack Seehafer. "Plus, we've got a great mix of experienced competitors and promising newcomers like Nichole Wangsgard and Samantha Schneider, who's 4th place finish at the US Criterium Nationals behind our champion Tina Pic, definitely puts her on the list of cyclists to watch."
Colavita/Sutter Home's elite men Relands roster: Luis Amaran (Cub), Gustavo Artacho (Arg), Alejandro Borrajo (Arg), Anibal Borrajo (Arg), Anthony Colby (USA), Davide Frattini (Ita), Sebastian Haedo (Arg) and Tyler Wren (USA).
Colavita/Sutter Home's elite women Redlands roster: Tiffany Cromwell (Aus), Andrea Dvorak (USA), Shontell Gauthier (USA), Kristin McGrath (USA), Iona Wynter Parks (Jam), Nichole Wangsgard (USA), Mackenzie Woodring (USA) and Samantha Schneider (USA).