California Giant Berry Farms and Specialized sponsor 'cross team

California Giant Berry Farms and Specialized have teamed up to expand their successful cyclo-cross program for the 2007-08 season.

The team will features six elite riders - three men and three women: worlds U23 team member Chance Noble, two-time 30+ national champion Justin Robinson, Specialized product manager Andy Jacques-Maynes, two-time collegiate national champion Melodie Metzger, 2005 US national 30+ silver medalist Josie Beggs, and nationally-ranked road racer Shelley Olds.

In addition to six elite athletes, three masters will round out the squad including: 2006 world masters silver medalist, two time US silver medalist Henry Kramer, two-time US national champion Todd Hoefer, and top 10 nationals finisher Gannon Myall.

Beginning in October, the team will tackle a full Northern California schedule of races, the six Crank Brothers US Grand Prix races, CrossVegas as well as the National Cyclo-cross Championships in Kansas City, Kansas.

2007-08 Roster: Andy Jacques-Maynes, Chance Noble, Justin Robinson, Josie Beggs, Melodie Metzger, Shelley Olds, Gannon Myall, Henry Kramer, Todd Hoefer

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