Heather Irmiger, winner of the NORBA NCS cross country at Brian Head and sixth place overall in the NCS Series, has joined the Subaru-Gary Fisher team for 2006.
"Heather was already a big part of our program last year," said team manager Jon Rourke. Heather raced for the Gary Fisher-sponsored Tokyo Joes team, and at National events based her endeavours out of the Subaru-Gary Fisher team truck. "She brings such a youthful exuberance to everything she does, working with her in the past has been great and it will be even better having her as an official member of the squad. She really earned this. She had a great year last year with eight NORBA podiums, and will have more time to focus on racing and training this season. I am very optimistic about her potential."
For 2006 Heather will focus on the NCS Series, the US National Championships, and North American World Cup events. Her signature strength is on climbing courses, but she is training for more power next season so that she can contend for a win on any course.