Targetraining launches women's professional cycling team

Targetraining, a Connecticut personal and endurance coaching company, continues its support of the professional peloton with the introduction of the 2007 Targetraining Women's Professional Cycling Team. It hopes to add to the momentum of women's racing in the United States. Targetraining's chief executive, Rick Spear, said that "women endurance athletes are a key aspect of the future of the sport and that we should help in this effort."

The team gathers a dynamic squad of women: Rebecca Much, multiple US champion and U23 world time trial silver medallist; Megan Elliot, former US road race champion and Saturn team member; Anna Milkowski, multi-year pro on Rona, Lipton, and Advil/Chapstick; Kathleen Billington, ex-Diet Cheerwine and Connecticut state champion; Robin Farina, a Tennessee talent; Andrea Myers, a young Illinois speedster; Hiroko Shimada, Yale researcher and Japanese national team member; and Mandy Lozano, fresh off a top-10 at cyclo-cross nationals. Former professional Greg Wolf will direct the team with the assistance of Kyle Wolfe, a top New England Master's racer.

The ladies will race on ride on handcrafted Victory bicycles from Aegis, complete in team-colours. Targetraining will use Champion Systems clothing, DMT shoes, Speedplay pedals, and DeFeet accessories. The team's first target race will be the newly-unveiled US open cycling championship from Williamsburg to Richmond, Virgina.

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