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February 7/07 10:42 am - 2007 Team Announcements: Natural Earth Racing, D'Ornellas, Open Access/GRG Road Racing

Posted by Editoress on 02/7/07

Natural Earth Racing Announces 2007 Team Roster
Courtesy Paul Craig

Natural Earth Racing is pleased to announce its roster of riders and sponsors for the 2007 season. Following the most successful season in its 10-year history, Natural Earth Racing has bolstered its roster with some serious podium potential. With the demographics of mountain bike racing shifting toward the Masters categories, we have chosen to field a team that reflects this trend.

New riders for 2007 include 3-time Masters World Champion Nels Guloien; whose passion for life and sport is inspiring both on and off the bike. Also joining the team is 2007 Masters Canadian National Champion David Kvick. David's other accomplishments include two Swedish Masters National Championships and a gold medal at the World Masters Games in 2005. The husband and wife duo of Judi and Graham Garrison will also join us this season. Judi is coming off a banner season, capturing the National and Provincial championship titles in her category. Graham's season included the Provincial Championship and first overall in the BC rider ranking for Masters Men 40-44.

Returning this season is Susan Weston who earned a Silver Medal at Masters Nationals and a Bronze Medal at the Masters World Championships. Also returning is Lucas Fennell who had a 1st place finish at BC Cup #1 in Merritt and a 4th place finish on Stage 7 of the TransRockies. Heather King will make the transition from the Pro ranks to Masters for the 2007 season. Heather is also looking forward to the Canadian Off Road Triathlon Championships, which will be held in B.C. this fall.

Although Natural Earth Racing has opted to field a primarily Master's Cycling team, we have not lost sight of our responsibility to mentor new athletes. With this in mind, we will include two roster positions for developing athletes. Development riders are chosen based on their ability to be positive role models as well cycling ability. This season, Ryan Jeans and Carsten Ivany will fill these positions.

Paul Craig will handle managing duties again this season. Paul has been very busy over the winter signing new riders and working with our sponsors. Paul also takes an active roll racing on the team. Last season saw him compete in over 20 races including a 4th place finish on Stage 7 of the TransRockies with teammate Luke.
Sponsors for 2007 are: Natures Sunshine, Kicking Horse Coffee, Golden Ears Orthopaedic & Sports Physiotherapist Corp, Local Ride Bike Shop, Giant Bikes, ATAC Sportswear, Rudy Project

The Natural Earth Racing website is in the works.

D'Ornellas Racing Team - 2007 Master Category 1 Team
Courtesy Eon D'Ornellas, D'Ornellas Bike Shop

Eon D'Ornellas and the D'Ornellas Racing Team Cycling Club are proud to announce the 2007 Master Category 1 Racing Team.

With the OCA changing the Masters Racing format in 2007 to be ability based, it is expected that team racing will be of the utmost importance as the competition should be fierce and aggressive. We look forward to being part of an exciting calendar & would like to thank the OCA for the leadership they are taking to ensure racing is competitive and open to all abilities.

The following riders will represent D'Ornellas in the M1 Category:

Garnett Abbey
Ed Campbell
Greg Cushing
Malcolm Eade
Mark Hearn
Doug Holt
Shane Lavell
Ed Renkema

We would also like to thank our sponsors for their assistance and support of our program:

D'Ornellas Bike Shop, WURTH, Clark Henning, The Paron Group, Specialized Bicycles and Equipment.

GRG Road Racing 2007

GRG Road Racing is pleased to announce the return of OPEN ACCESS™ ( as title sponsor for the 2007 cycling season.

Launched in 2006, OPEN ACCESS™/GRG Road Racing/a> is looking forward to building on its strong foundations in Masters road, cyclo-cross and track racing in 2007. Starting this spring, the OPEN ACCESSË™ team hopes to enliven the peloton throughout Ontario with the return of many of our riders, and some key additions. The team is also eager to repeat its strong commitment to fundraising for local causes through cycling. Watch for more details as the OPEN ACCESS™/GRG Road Racing team continues to prepare for an exciting season!


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