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March 28/08 10:48 am - Lacombe, Hinnen and Veilleux head to San Dimas with Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast

Posted by Editoress on 03/28/08

Courtesy Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast pro cycling team

The Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast pro cycling team break camp in San Bernardino, California Thursday to take on the three-day San Dimas, California stage race. The strong lineup features many of the squad's fastest athletes and will serve as a test and warm up ahead of the Redlands Classic where they'll support teammate Andrew Bajadali in his defense of his 2007 champion title.

"We're geared up and looking forward to San Dimas," says Jonas Carney, performance director. "It's a perfect combination of hill work, road race endurance and some fast technical corners in the downtown stage three criterium that should help our guys get their game in place for Redlands next week."

The San Dimas roster includes Alex Candelario, new to the Kelly Benefit Strategies/Medifast pro cycling team in 2008 and winner of Stage 4 of Redlands in 2007, Keven Lacombe back in the saddle after a collision with a team car during the Tour of California plus all rounders Jonny Sundt, Mark Hinnen, Justin Spinelli and Nick Waite. Ben King, Junior TT and Road Race Champion in 2007 and David Veilleux, Canadian U23 2007 Road Race Champion completes the eight-man roster.

"It's a strong lineup," adds Carney. "We're not just warming up for Redlands - we're here to race and win too."

San Dimas Official Team Roster:

Alex Candelario (USA)
Keven Lacombe (CAN)
Justin Spinelli (USA)
Jonny Sundt (USA)
Nick Waite (USA)
Mark Hinnen (CAN)
David Veilleux (CAN)
Ben King (USA)


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