Colavita/Sutter Home cycling teams will ride Jamis Bicycles in 2008 following the announcement of a new partnership between the two organisations. "As long-standing supporters of both men's and women's professional cycling teams, Colavita Olive Oil, Sutter Home Winery, and Cooking Light magazine are three of the real champions in the sport and we're thrilled to join the roster," said Jamies CEO Carine Joannou.
Jamis Bicycles will outfit the squad with Xenith SL road bikes, re-engineered for the 2008 season to reduce frame weight. The team's male and female squads will be the first professionals to race with Jamis' Xenith T2 line of time trial bikes, which feature a new fork design to shield and shroud the front brake caliper for maximum speed.
"On a personal level," Joannou added. "I am very excited about the opportunity to work with some of the top female cyclists in the country, including Tina Pic, Dotsie Bausch, and Alison Powers, who have worn the Colavita/Sutter Home colors with such distinction and now aim to represent the United States at the upcoming Olympics."