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Velo Bella starts the season with wins

Velo Bella in action

Velo Bella in action (Image credit: Todd Leister)

The Velo Bella - Kona professional Cyclo-cross team turned heads yet again with double victories at the Volkswagen Iron Cross and Iron Cross 'Lite events in Pennsylvania, as well as the Inland Northwest Cyclo-cross Series races in Spokane, Washington. Plenty of podium and top ten finishes by every team member made for a very successful racing weekend across the country.

Dee Dee Winfield continued her winning ways with stunning victories Saturday and Sunday at the Volkswagen Iron Cross races held in Pennsylvania last weekend. Teammate Melanie Swartz joined Grasshopper on the podium Saturday with her third place finish.

Anna Milkowski and Stephanie White faced the stiffest competition racing in the Verge New England Series’ opening weekend in New Gloucester, ME. Saturday saw Milkowski in sixth place and White taking a respectable ninth place. Considering quite a few of White’s competitors are twice her age, the future is looking quite bright for this young prodigy. She went on to place tenth during Sunday’s second round.

Shannon Holden led the west with back to back victories at the Inland Northwest CX series in Spokane, WA. Supported by her local fan base, Holden quickly dropped the competition and soared to victory passing many boys along the way. Sarah Kerlin finished second at the Surf City Cross series in Watsonville, CA, followed closely by Erin Kassoy in seventh place. "I would have caught Rachel [Lloyd] but I was so distracted by all the folks dancing in the pits and along the course that I couldn’t stop laughing," said Kerlin. Marion Jamison also took the podium in her race.

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