The Ford-Basis Women's Cycling Team has signed 24 year-old Katharine Carroll to its 2005 roster. Carroll, in her second season of cycling comes to Ford-Basis as a strong all-around rider with an affinity for climbing. A Nashville, Tennessee native, she impressived with a 4th place finish in her first National Calendar event, the Joe Martin Stage Race.
"Katharine and I pre-rode the time trial course together at Joe Martin," said team director Nicole Freedman. "I had never seen her before. I was so impressed - and not just because she climbed faster than me which often means very little... I offered her a place on the team right then. I think she thought I was joking. Katharine is a perfect fit for the team. She is strong, savvy, aggressive and most importantly a positive, genuine person. And, at 24, she even averages out my age," Freedamn joked around as usual.
"My immediate goals are just to learn how to race my bike," said Carroll, who noted, "I also realized that having my profile on the team's website would be a great way to get some dates." (All dating proposals can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include height and income in the subject header. Proposals will be responded to in reverse order of latter quality).