American World Track Champion Sarah Hammer unveiled her new team at the ADT Velodrome in Carson, California on Saturday in front of friends, supporters, sponsors and racers. The new team is called American Women's Track Cycling Fund (AWTCF). Mitch Friedman was on hand with this report and photos.
The AWTCF is set up to support the future of American women's track cycling with the Sarah Hammer developmental program and the OUCH Pro Cycling Team. The OUCH sports medical clinic supports women's track cycling and Sarah Hammer.
The AWTCF will work in conjunction with the OUCH Sports Medical Clinic to introduce and oversee the first women's only UCI professional track team. This pioneering effort will not only fund Sarah's racing and training budget as she undertakes her bid for a gold medal in Beijing, but will also aid in critical and costly rider refinements that are mandatory for Olympic gold medals. The objectives for the team are nothing short of Olympic gold medals and world records.
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