Litespeed Bicycles and Open Road Bicycles is pleased to announce the formation of a new women's 24 hour solo mountain bike team for 2006. Riders Sandra Tomlinson (current World Champion 35-39 and a mother of three children) and Karen Masson (winner of the Trans-Rockies). Handling the team for 2006 is the "panic mechanic" Phil Marino.
The pair will be riding Litespeed Sewanee bicycles equiped with Shimano XTR components and Kenda tires, WTB saddles and grips, Xpedo pedals, Koolstop brakes pads, Thomson seatposts and stems, Light and Motion lights and Pedros lubricants.
The women will compete in key races across the U.S. to prepare for the U.S. National ( (to be held at the 24 Hours of 9-Mile in Wassau, Wisconsin July 29-30) and World championships (October 7-8 in Conyers, Georgia).