November 23/05 9:57 am - Cooke Not for T-Mobile, Perras Re-Signs, Rollin to France, Wedgewood Signs Partner
Posted by Editor on 11/23/05
Cooke Off T-Mobile Roster
T-Mobile jumped the gun a bit when they announced on their website that Nicole Cooke would be joining Lyne Bessette, Judith Arndt and Kim Bruckner as one of the stars for the revamped women's squad in 2006.
"We have several talented athletes on board and as sometimes happens, we were not able to align Nicole's personal goals with those of the team," regrets Bek. "We wish Nicole the very best in her future racing career."
As mentioned in previous reports, Canada's Amy Moore will also be on the team, as will American Rebecca Much, silver medalist in the Junior time trial at the 2004 Worlds, and U.S. Espoir national ITT champion.
Perras Signs with Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada
Courtesy Louis Bertrand
2003 Canadian national road champion Dominique Perras has signed for one more year with the Kodak Gallery/Sierra Nevada Pro cycling team. Perras recently finished second overall at the Herald Sun Tour, surrendering the yellow jersey to Simon Gerrans in the penultimate stage.
Joining Perras at KG/SN is fellow Canadian sprinter Martin Gilbert. A National track team member, Gilbert was a stage winner and overnight leader in the 2005 Tour de Beauce.
Rollin Joins VC Roubaix
Dominique Rollin, 2004 Espoir time trial champion and winner of this year's Quebec-Montreal, has signed with the amateur French squad VC Roubaix. VC Roubaix is managed by legendary pro directeur sportif Cyrille Guimard.
Wedgewood Cycling Team Adds Amino Vital for 2006
The Wedgewood Cycling Team is pleased to announce the addition of Amino Vital as a sponsor for the 2006 season.
"To have a brand like Amino Vital support us is fantastic, the whole team is very excited to be riding with their products" explained Philip Meyer, a director of the Wedgewood Cycling Team and General Manager of the Wedgewood Hotel. "Amino Vital supports many great individual athletes and teams in North America including World #1 Triathlete Hunter Kemper and the Colavita Pro Men's and Women's cycling teams. "We all feel very proud to have them join our team and support cycling & cancer research in British Columbia" Meyer continued.
"We are pleased to be a sponsor of the Wedgewood Cycling Team" says Darin O'Callaghan (Marketing manager in Canada). "The team provides us with an excellent group of spokes people for the brand"
Amino Vital will also become involved in the Westside Classic road race in Vancouver which is slated for Sunday June 18th 2006, the Tour de Gastown, the Jericho Classic Cyclo Cross race and "An Evening Of Champions 2006"
For more information on the Wedgewood Cycling Team and our fundraising efforts for the BC Cancer Foundation please visit www.teamwedgewood.com