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Independent Fabrication/Kempner Women's cycling team

The Independent Fabrication/Kempner women's road racing team has announced its roster and sponsors for 2006. This elite women's team was originally founded by Independent Fabrication President Matt Bracken in 1996 while he was employed at Merlin as VP of sales and marketing. Bracken left for Independent Fabrication (IF) in 1999 took his commitment to supporting elite women's road racing (and three of his original Merlin riders) with him, making this one of the longest running elite amateur road teams around.

"I started the women's team so that more outstanding female athletes would have a team and a company that supported them well in a male-dominated industry and sport," he said.

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