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Ridley Factory Team for 2008-09

Rebecca Wellons returns with the Ridley Factory Team

Rebecca Wellons returns with the Ridley Factory Team (Image credit: Dave McElwaine/

The Ridley Factory Team is entering its sixth year in the North American cyclo-cross scene. The squad, which focuses on developing young riders, has announced its final elite roster and sponsor lineup for the 2008-09 cyclo-cross season.

Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the team will be composed of elite riders who will contest the major U.S. Cyclo-cross events - including the U.S. Gran Prix of Cyclo-cross, The North American Cyclo-cross Trophy, U.S. national cyclo-cross championships, and an expanded European campaign including the World Championships. Several members also plan to race in Europe in preparation for the 2009 UCI cyclo-cross World Championships in Hoogerheide, NL.

Riders: Bjorn Selander, Ali Goulet, David Hackworthy, Peter Hagerty, Nils Boberg, Rebecca Wellons, Linda Sone, Sara Morse, Corey Coogan, Margot Herman

Staff: Paul Schoening, team director, Dag Selander, team manager and coach

Sponsors: Ridley Bikes, SRAM, Sinclair Imports, Thule, Brightkeys Homes and Neighborhoods, Mavic, Under Armour, Dedicated Athlete (EP-NO), Mt. Borah Custom Cyclewear, 4ZA Components, Challenge Tires, Crank Brothers, Tifosi Sunglasses, Thomson, Giro Helmets, Pedro's, and Rotor Rings.