Vanderkitten Racing has announced the riders which will form its 2008 American squad, after announcing earlier this year it would expand from a single sponsored rider in Liz Hatch to a full squad. Hatch will again ride for the outfit and will be joined by eight new signings.
"It is an honor to be the Director and a part of a first year team of this caliber," said Scott Gross, Director Sportif. "Our 2008 race season will show that the work being done by the management, coaches and team riders was with one purpose in mind and that is to be one of the best teams for the year "
The squad will be announcing additional riders in the near future, with the team to be supported by Regional riders.
"Vanderkitten Racing could not be more thrilled with the roster we have compiled," said Vanderkitten managing director Mark Zefeldt. "The roster has a good mix of youth and experience on this team - specifically in Despas and Valletti, two riders with proven returns. We're confident that this team will perform well, and it will only help further our preparation for many years to come."
The outfit recently announced it would be riding BH Bikes in 2008, while other equipment and supporting sponsors will be named in the near future.
Vanderkitten Racing's 2008 roster: Jane Despas, Leah Guloien, Liz Hatch, Moriah MacGregor, Melissa Sanborn, Jenny Trew, Leigh Ann Valletti, Flavia Oliveira and Heather Sborz.