U.S. National Road and Criterium Champion Brooke Miller and Team TIBCO teammates Alison Rosenthal and Alison Starnes have confirmed their appearance at the Tri Flow Menlo Park Grand Prix in the San Francisco, California, area. The race takes place on Sunday, March 8 at 10:50 a.m. The women's pro/1/2 race will honour Kristy Gough this year. Gough was killed last year in a road accident.
"We're really lucky to have such quality races and strong fields on the local NorCal scene," Miller said. "Everyone on our team wants to make sure they're in top form for the early NRC races, such as Redlands at the end of the month. Races like Menlo definitely keep us in race shape."
Miller hopes for strong public turnout. "Criteriums are always very spectator-friendly," Miller said. "We love it when the crowds come out and are loud! These races give people the unique opportunity to interact with the riders before and after the race, and also feel the electricity of racing. Once the national season kicks off, there won't be too many more local races like this that we're able to do."
TIBCO team mechanic Steve Sperling will be racing the cat four race. For directions and additional information, visit http://www.velogirls.com/team/menloparkcrit.php.