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January 28/03 10:10 am - Sue Palmer-Komar Joins Genesis Scuba/FFCC Cycling team

Posted by Editoress on 01/28/03

Sue Palmer Joins Genesis Scuba
Courtesy Genesis Cycling Team

It was last January when Wynter arrived here in the deep South - that is former Olympian Iona Wynter. Iona's addition to the roster marked a major milestone for the regional development team based out of Atlanta, GA. Exactly one year later, an equally important milestone has been reached as the Genesis Scuba/FFCC Cycling team proudly announces the signing of a second Olympian to the squad. Canadian standout Sue Palmer Komar will join the women in blue for their North American campaign.

"From the first time I saw Sue race in the Atlanta Olympics, I knew she was something," said Genesis Scuba Director Sportif Mike Skop. "Since that time, she has quietly gone about the job of proving that she is one of the best women cyclists in the world. It's hard to believe that she'll be part of this team. We are all so excited to have her on board for 2003."

Is she really one of the best riders in the world? "Absolutely," says Skop. "There are only a few riders in the entire world who have finished in the top ten at World Cup races, Elite World Championships and the Olympics. Sue is one of those riders."

Highlights of her brilliant career include:

Silver Medal - 2002 Commonwealth Games Road Race
10th - 1996 Olympic Games Road Race
6th - 1994 Commonwealth Games Road Race
1996 National Road Champion
Silver Medal - 1995 National Road Championship
Bronze Medal- 1997 National Road Championship
One stage win and Mountain Competition winner - Haute Garonne FRA
4th - 1998 Fleche Wallonne
Stage Win and 4th overall - 1997 Street Skills Women's Cycle Classic NZ
1994-1997 Mountain Competition Winner - HP Women's Stage Race USA
1994-1997 Mountain Competition Winner - Tour de l'Aude FRA
Over 24 Mountain Competition Wins

1st - Fort Ord Road Race, Sea Otter Classic
3rd overall GC, Sea Otter Classic
4th overall GC, Solano Bicycle Classic
8th overall GC, Hewlett Packard Women's Challenge
8th Plouay France World Cup
1st ITT, Millionaires Row Stage Race
1st RR, Millionaires Row Stage Race
1st overall GC, Millionaires Row Stage Race

10th - World Road Championships POR
4th - National Road Championships CAN
1st - Jiminy Peak RR USA
1st - Springbank RR CAN
3rd - Fitchburg Stage Race USA

11th - World Road Championship FRA
3rd - Univest GP USA
7th - BMC Series Arlington USA

Sue's time on the racing circuit will be split between riding for Genesis Scuba while racing here in the North America and the Canadian National Team for a European schedule that includes a number of World Cup races. The combination of sharing her time is a perfect fit for her. "Outside of the support being given to me by the Canadian National Team and North American Bici, I was preparing for a very limited U.S. itinerary." Sue explained recently. "After talking with Mike Skop, we were able to forge a U.S. schedule that is mutually beneficial to both parties while enhancing my international objectives. I am very pleased with this development, and would like to thank Mike for the opportunity to join Genesis Scuba/FFCC."

The entire team welcomes Sue, her husband Chris and their daughter Trinity to the Genesis Scuba/FFCC family!


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