Hammer headlines Hawk Relay

Dual world champion Sarah Hammer has signed for new UCI professional team Hawk Relay Cycling. As a result she will race in domestic competitions, the Pan-American Championships, world cups and world championship events for the squad.

The 25-year-old California native has won two world titles in the 3km pursuit and is a seven-time world cup gold medalist. She'll be joined by 2008 Olympian Adam Duvendeck, three-time US national champion Jimmy Watkins and Canadian Commonwealth Games silver medalist, Travis Smith.

"This is a great day for the Hawk Relay Cycling Team," said team director Robin Horwitz. "Sarah brings tremendous value to the team. Sponsors and fans like her a lot and she's shown tremendous results in the past with a history of winning at the international level. I know with the private sector sponsorship and a superior support system for the next four years, she'll be standing on the top of the podium at the London Olympics."

Follow the fortunes of Hawk Relay Cycling with the team's diary on Cyclingnews.

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