The Kodak EasyShare Gallery/Sierra Nevada Professional Cycling Team has finalized its eight-man roster for the PoolGel Redlands Bicycle Classic, taking place from March 31-April 3, 2005. The team will be Hayden Godfrey, Russell Hamby, Ben Jacques-Maynes, Tim Larkin, Glen Mitchell, Dominique Perras, Jackson Stewart, and Scott Zwizanski.
Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada's top threats for the overall classification will be former Canadian national champion Perras, all-arounders Mitchell and Jacques-Maynes, and Larkin, who showed early-season fitness by winning the difficult Copperopolis road race in Northern California last weekend. New Zealander Godfrey, motivated for his first road race of the season after preparing for and racing at the UCI World Track Cycling Championships last week, and Stewart, who already has three top-ten results in National Racing Calendar events this season, will look for sprinting success in Saturday's criterium.
"We have a really balanced team for Redlands, and all our guys are motivated," Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada's Racing Manager, Robin Zellner commented. "Keep an eye out for Tim Larkin - he's racing with a lot of confidence and he's got the legs to back it up."