Vanderkitten Racing announced its eight-rider team, with continuing title sponsorship from Vanderkitten Clothing, for 2009.
Jennifer Wilson, Liz Hatch, Melissa Sanborn and Leigh Hopkins (Valletti) return to lead the team with the goal of capturing the US Crit Series team title once again in 2009. With the additions of Laura Bowles, Melodie Metzger, Virginia Perkins and Elisabeth Williams, the team adds experience and the additional horsepower needed to challenge the tough NRC race schedule.
"I am really looking forward to the opportunity to work with everyone on the roster," said recently appointed Team Race Manager Jeff Hopkins. "It seems to me that Vanderkitten Racing has all of the pieces in place to be a great team. I am proud to see the enthusiastic support of Vanderkitten along with the support of Stork Bicycles. We look forward to this year's season and are ready for the challenges ahead."
2009 Vanderkitten Racing Team: Laura Bowles, Liz Hatch, Leigh Hopkins, Melodie Metzger, Virginia Perkins, Melissa Sandborn, Elisabeth Williams, Jennifer Wilson, Haley Beann, Jennifer Greenberg, Charlotte Hart, Mary Maroon