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Velo Bella - Kona announces women's elite team

Barb Howe.

Barb Howe. (Image credit: Steve Medcroft/

The Velo Bella - Kona women's team returns this season for another year of racing across the United States and Europe. Now in its fourth year of existence, the all female cyclo-cross team will be racing the Crank Brother's US Grand Prix of cyclo-cross, US cyclo-cross Nationals and over 92 local races. The team will also be sending a select squad to Belgium this December to contest some of the bigger women's cross events.

"Velo Bella is dedicated to providing a place for women to ride their bikes, race their bikes, and above all, have fun getting muddy and cold in a skinsuit," said Team Co Founder, Sabine Dukes. "Our membership continues to grow with nearly 400 women in 28 states climbing up the category ranks in every major cycling discipline. Velo Bella - Kona professional teams exist to mentor and inspire our members wherever they are. Therefore, we are proud to announce the largest elite cyclo-cross team in the world with 19 athletes competing at the highest level in every corner of the country.

Velo Bella - Kona 2007: Barb Howe, Natasha Perry, Ann Fitzsimmons, Marian Jamison, Shannon Holden, Kari Studley, Melanie Swartz, Jennifer Bodine, Anna Milkowski, Stephanie White, Melody Chase, Kathy Sherwin, Jennifer Tilley, Amy Dombroski, Monique Hein, Natasha Cowie, Shannon Gibson, Kristin Danielson, Maria Stewart

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