New Zealand squad Jazz Apple has announced the women on its roster for 2009, with Kiwi Olympian Rosara Joseph and former United States of America Champion Dotsie Bausch set to lead the squad. The pair will be joined by young talents Steph Roorda, of Vancouver, Canada, and New Zealand's Lauren Ellis and Malindi Maclean.
Australia's Ruth Corset will also continue with the squad in 2009. Corset had a strong season in 2008, putting in an impressive performance to win BC Superweek in Canada after finishing fourth in the Australian Open Road Championship women's race earlier in the year.
The team, owned by former Olympian Susy Pryde, has paired with charity organisation Plus3Network for next season. Founded by former Sea Otter director Rick Sutton, the Plus3 Network combines incentive-oriented exercise with benefiting a broad cross-section of charities, including environmental protection and promoting equality and wellness causes.
"Alongside our dedication to Fuji Bicycles and performing in the NRC events throughout the US this season, we're tremendously motivated and inspired by the fact that every pedal revolution we make counts towards the betterment of others and the planet," said Pryde.
Jazz Apple 2009 roster: Dotsie Bausch, Ruth Corset, Lauren Ellis, Rosara Joseph, Malindi Maclean and Steph Roorda.