US women head to Plouay

TEAm Lipton's Lauren Franges

TEAm Lipton's Lauren Franges (Image credit: Emory Ball)

The women's UCI World Cup heads to France for the GP de Plouay, marking the second to last race in that series, and the US national team will be sending a strong squad to the event. Webcor's Katheryn Curi, Brooke Miller (Team Tibco), Lauren Franges (Team Lipton), Alison Powers (Colavita-Sutter Home-Cooking Light), Katharine Carroll (Aaron's) and Kori Seehafer (Team Lipton) are part of a provisional start list who will take on the best in the World on the hilly course in western France.

Following the GP de Plouay, the women's team will continue its preparation for the UCI Road World Championships with several key European races including the Holland Ladies Tour, Sept. 3-8 in the Netherlands, the Memorial Davide Fratelli Time Trial on Sept. 9 in Italy, the Tour Cycliste Feminin International Ardeche, Sept. 11-15 in France and the Giro della Toscana, Sept. 18-23 in Italy. The late-summer European campaign will help to determine the roster that will represent the United States at the world championships in Stuttgart, Germany, Sept. 26-30.

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