The creation of the LipSmacker Professional Women's Cycling Team was announced yesterday. Based in Boulder, Colorado, it will focus on competing in National Racing Calendar events next season.
The team will include elite U26 riders and experienced professionals, with Colorado resident Missy Thompson named directeur sportif of the squad. Thompson has 15 years experience in cycling, having raced at an elite level on both the road and track for the US national team and T-Mobile. "We we are excited to have a new national level women's team to fill a void in the women's peloton," said Thompson.
Interested category 1/professional riders should send a resume with an overview of goals and objectives for 2009 to Missy Thompson.