January 14/10 11:36 am - News: Chausson Joins Sunn, Buchanan Wins, Noris Cycling and more
Posted by Editoress on 01/14/10
Internationale Centrumcross van Surhuisterveen
Results from the Internationale Centrumcross van Surhuisterveen today in Holland
1 Marianne Vos (Ned) DSB Bank - Nederland Bloeit
2 Hanka Kupfernagel (Ger) Itera-Stevens
3 Sanne van Paassen(Ned) ZZPR.NL
4 Nikki Harris(GBr) Sprinters Malderen
5 Reza Hormes(Ned)
6 Arenda Grimberg (Ned)
7 Sophie de Boer (Ned)
8 Joyce Vanderbeken(Bel) Rendementhypo Cycling Team
9 Iris Ockeloen (Ned)
10 Rebecca Talen (Ned)
Vera Hohlfeld assumes overall management of the International Women's Thüringen Rundfahrt for 2010
For the first time in its 23-year history, the Women's Thüringen Rundfahrt is in female hands. Vera Hohlfeld, the former sporting director has now taken on the role of Race Director for the 23rd edition of the race.
Vera Hohlfeld will be the successor to Nico Kleinert, who for professional reasons, steps down from his duties as managing director.
Hohlfeld was a German international road star in the 1990's. She rode professionally and represented her country at the Atlanta Olympics, where she finished fourth.
"I've only had a short while to reflect upon this new challenge," Hohlfeld commented, "But now I'm excited by the task at hand, especially since I know that I can rely on a well-rehearsed and proven management team which has run the Thüringen Rundfahrt for many years and knows it inside-out."
Equipe Nürnberger to Continue as Noris Cycling
Under the name of Noris Cycling the former Equipe Nürnberger Versicherung will continue in 2010 with team manager Herbert Oppelt..
After the withdrawal of the main sponsor and failed negotiations with a yacht company to replace the 1.2 - million-euro budget now slimmed down considerably. While the team continues to seek new.additional sponsors, some riders have agreed to take lower salaries, some riders are looking for new teams to ride for.
Claire Buchar Continues with Chain Reaction for 2010
Canadian National Champion and Pro DH rider Clair Buchar returns to Team Chain Reaction Cyles/Intense for 2010.
Claire is a member of the 'Canadian DH Girls' : Claire Buchar, Katrina Strand, Micayla Gatto, Danice Uyesugi, Rebecca McQueen and Miranda Miller. Follow their blog
Carolin Schiff joins the FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team
Marathon rider Carolin Schiff has signed up with FELT ÖTZTAL X-BIONIC Worldcup Team for 2010. The 24 year old shiff started her career on the road and moved to MTB recently. Schiff has also competed in swimming, running and triathlons.
Women's Pro cycling Team Bizhub Announced
Konica Minolta has announced that it will back an all-female team for the 2010 season.
The team - which will ride on specialised equipment and be known as Team Bizhub - has contracted a squad of nine top national and international riders, said owner John Robertson, who was also instrumental in establishing Team Barloworld in 2003.
"We will be focusing on both the road and mountain biking disciplines and the squad has been put together with these goals in mind," he said at the recent launch in Johannesburg.
Among the internationals are current Swiss and Norwegian national champions, Jennifer Hohl and Linn Torp. They are joined by Brit Catherine Williamson, who was fourth at her national championships last year.
Full press releaseat cyclingnews.co.za
Anne-Caroline Chausson Joins Sunn Racing
We told you there were going to be great news for 2010, here one of them ( to be honest it makes us really happy) : Anne Caroline Chausson.joins Sunn !
We could talk for hours about the great champion she is : 19 world champion titles (12 in DH, 4 in dual slalom, 3 in bmx), 6 of those were won on a Sunn bike (!), and 55 UCI wins (world record). In August 2008, she became the first BMX gold medalist of history at the Beijing Olympics. Lately she has been chasing victories in enduro races and long distance downhill with a noticeable win at the legendary Megavalanche in Alpe d’Huez in 2009.
More than a competition contract, it is a true long term partnership we wished to set up together. Indeed, Anne-Caro will be an ambassadress of the brand Sunn. She will still have sporting objectives for the seasons to come, she will be competing in some enduro races and long distance downhill and she will be on our sides on the Sunn stands for all the main mountain bike shows of the season (Roc d’Azur, new bike ranges presentation, Mondial du VTT...), you will then have the possibility to meet her and even ride with her during the testing sessions.
Other great news, Anne-Caro becomes our ambassadress for BMX…
Yes you guessed right, it is the comeback of BMX at Sunn. Our engineers have been working on some stuff for the last couple of months and we expect to benefit the most out of Anne-Caroline’s experience to better develop and set up our future range of racing specific BMXs Sunn/ACC. We could hardly dream of a better test pilot !
Sunn will equip Anne-Caro’s mountain bike school in Vars (Southern French Alps) through which she offers training camps open to everyone at summer time. You will be able to enjoy the riding advices of the champion while riding the latest Sunn bikes.
On joining Sunn, a few words from Anne-Caro: “I’m really happy of the confidence Sunn is giving to me and to become an ambassadress of such a prestigious brand. Sunn was the first company to believe in me when I started mountain biking about fifteen years ago. The brand brought a lot to me and today with this “comeback to my roots” I wish to bring all my mountain bike and bmx experience to Sunn. And thus live a new, happy and long adventure…”
The SUNN Team.. press release
Rushlee Mae Buchanan Wins New Zealand National Road Race Championship
Rushlee Mae Buchanan of the Colavita/Baci Women’s Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light captured the New Zealand National Road Race Championship on January 9th with a decisive win in the 123-kilometer race.
Buchanan attacked early on, breaking away from the field in the third of eight laps. By the fourth lap, Buchanan decided, “It was my opportunity to take the race with so both hands, so I put my head down and went for it!” Buchanan crossed the line with healthy margin of 3:06 over Linda Villumsen.
Sunday’s win represents Buchanan’s 12th national title. She is New Zealand’s reigning National Criterium Champion and holds numerous other national titles on the road and track.
Buchanan, who turns 22 later this month, started cycling when she was 10. Watching World Champion and fellow New Zealander Sarah Ulmer race the individual pursuit in the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney inspired her to take up cycling. Entering her fourth season as a pro, Buchanan herself now represents New Zealand as a member of the Women’s National Track Team and is training for the World Track Championships in Denmark in March. Afterwards, she will join her Colavita/Baci teammates in California for the start of the North American road racing season.
“I’m honored to represent New Zealand in every road race this year,” said Buchanan. “And I look forward to doing the hard yards in the front for my Colavita/Baci teammates.”