Going into 2006, American Women's team Victory Brewing has announced its final roster led by Great Britain's Rachel Heal, who will race a full season in the US after being team leader of 2004 Team SATS from Denmark.
"I'm really excited about joining the Victory Brewing team for 2006,
having guested for them in 2005 I know and like how the team operates," Heal said. "Racing a full US season will be a new challenge for me as I've raced mainly in Europe for the past five years, but it is a challenge I'm really looking forward to getting stuck into. Being English, the Commonwealth Games are a big target for me next year, but with the training I've done to get to good form in March I should hit the US racing already flying, so I'll be hoping for some good results in the early races."
Team Victory Brewing's racing schedule will be focusing on NRC races along with a couple of world cup races. The full roster includes: Rachel Heal (GBr), Chrissy Ruiter (USA), Lauren Franges (US), Leigh Hobson (Can), Kirsten Robbins (Can), Katherine Carroll (USA), Kate Sherwin (USA), Laura Bowles (USA), Brenda Lyons (USA) and Laura Yoisten (Can). Espoirs riders are Kim Geist (USA) and Lauren Trull (USA). Tara Ross (Can) will be the squad's only cross rider.
For more information, visit Team Victory Brewing's website