February 22/13 15:08 pm - Three Canadian Women on 2013 Colavita/Fine Cooking Team
Posted by Editoress on 02/22/13
Fine Cooking magazine joins Colavita USA as title sponsor of the new Colavita/Fine Cooking Women's Pro Cycling Team. Six-time US National Champion Tina Pic will lead the new squad, which will kick off the 2013 season at the Delray Beach Twilight Criterium on March 23rd. Canadians Leah Guolien returns from last year, while Heather Sprenger and national track team member Laura Brown join the roster for 2013.
Pic's former Colavita teammate Iona Wynter Parks will return to direct the Colavita/Fine Cooking squad. An accomplished competitor in road and track cycling, Wynter Parks represented her native Jamaica at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney.
In addition to the three Canadians and Pic, the Colavita/Fine Cooking Women's Pro Cycling Team roster includes returning riders Kathryn Bertine, Jamie Bookwalter and Mary Zider. They will be joined by newcomers Jen Purcell, Lindsay Bayer, and Jackie Kurth.
For the 2013 season, the Colavita/Fine Cooking team will focus on selected NRC and NCC events, including the Redlands Bicycle Classic, Volkswagen Sea Otter Classic, American Cycling Classic, Nature Valley Grand Prix, Boise Twilight Criterium, and the Tour of Elk Grove. The squad will also travel to Canada to race the UCI-ranked Gatineau Grand Prix.