Juarez leads Team MonaVieCannondale.com around the world

Tinker Juarez (Monavie) on his way to third at the NMBS #2 marathon on Fountain Hills, Arizona

Tinker Juarez (Monavie) on his way to third at the NMBS #2 marathon on Fountain Hills, Arizona (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/trailwatch.net)

Team MonaVieCannondale.com racing team is one of a growing list of teams focusing on endurance races that provide a total immersion experience - epic conditions, exotic travel, intense competition, and a team environment. The team will be racing events that take riders to new locations and bring new adventures. On schedule for 2008 are the British Columbia seven-day BC Bike Race, Trans Baja, La Ruta de los Conquistadors, the 24hrs of Moab, and select national calendar endurance and cross country races.

After a successful inaugural 2007 season, the team brings onboard two-time US Olympian and current 24 hours of Adrenalin Solo World Champion Tinker Juarez; 2004 World and 2007 National XTERRA Champion Jamie Whitmore; four crosser and downhiller Leana Gerrard; U23 Cyclo-cross and cross country world championship team candidate Mitchell Peterson; and the US Master's 35+ women's cyclo-cross champion Sue Butler. Returning to the team are Bart Gilliespie, Jason Sager, Blake Harlan, Bryan Alders, Matt Ohran, and Thomas Spannring.

Since the team's inception last July, the squad earned multiple top ten results in US mountain bike races, the US national cyclo-cross championships, the La Ruta de los Conquistadors, and the 24 Hours of Moab.

The team plans to hold an official presentation at Sea Otter in Monterey, California, with riders like Tinker Juarez just back from the NMBS stop #2 marathon in Fountain Hills, Arizona, and Singapore's Bike Asia marathon race and Jason Sager freshly returned from UCI victories in Puerto Rico.

The team will race custom-built Scalpels.

MonaVieCannondale.com for 2008
Tinker Juarez, 47, Downyville, California
Jamie Whitmore, 30, Sacramento, California
Bart Gilliespie, 34, Salt Lake City, Utah
Jason Sager, 33, Portland, Oregon
Leana Gerrard, 22, Spokane, Washington
Thomas Spanrring, 31, Park City, Utah
Sue Butler, 35, Portland, Oregon
Blake Harlan, 21, Boulder, Colorado
Mitchell Peterson, 21, Salt Lake City, Utah
Bryan Alders, 22, Boulder, Colorado
Matt Ohran, 37, Salt Lake City, Utah (Team Manager/Rider)

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