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January 14/05 10:18 am - BC Team Seeks Development Riders, Coach 2005 Team Announcement, Colavita/Cooking Light Women's Cycling Team

Posted by Editoress on 01/14/05

BC Elite Road Racing Team Looking for Development Riders
Courtesy Escape Velocity

Building on the success of its dEVo development program, Vancouver based Escape Velocity is in the processes of establishing an Elite Road Racing Team. For 2005, the team's inaugural year, the team will focused on attending BC and Pacific Northwest road events.

The team has several rider positions available to interested and qualified road racers.

For more information or riders who are interested and meet the qualifications outlined below are asked to email John Tolkamp of Escape Velocity @ by January 28th.

Qualifications for open positions:

• Category 1 or 2 road cyclist
• Reside in BC's lower mainland
• 25 years of age or younger
• Have a commitment to improving themselves and being part of an elite road team
• Demonstrate values of sportsmanship, teamwork and integrity

The team will be fully funding for clothing, travel and race entry. Equipment deals are also available.

More information on Escape Velocity can be found at

Coach Seasons Sports Announces 2005 Team

The Coach Seasons Sports team presented my Projectcore Inc. is happy to announce its riders and sponsors for 2005. For next season the team will increase its focus in several areas including junior development and elite level road and mountain. Following are the team's sponsors and riders for next season:

All Seasons Sports
Projectcore Inc.
Colony Cabinets
Tony Liokossis –BMO Nesbitt Burns
Vittoria Tires


Cadets & Juniors
Mikaela Kofman – MTB Cadet
Craig Browne – Road Junior
Taylor McEwan – MTB Cadet
Carl Birs – MTB Cadet

Senior Men
Paul Rego - Sr. 1 Road
Jason Valenti - Sr. 1 Road
Samuel Bail - Sr. 2 Road
Michael Barylski - Sr. 2 Road
Chris Helwig - Sr. 3 Road
Graydon Raymer - Pro Elite MTB/Senior 2 Road
Steve Smith - Pro Elite MTB
Tim Gale - Senior Expert MTB
Ryan Phelps - Senior Sport MTB

Senior Women
Heather Gray - Pro Elite MTB
Heather Stanley - Pro Elite MTB
Lisa Slaven - Espoir Road

Masters Women
Lori Kofman - MTB
Christine Hauk – Track and Cyclocross

Masters Men
Bob Steer Masters - C Road
Perry Gelakis - Masters B Road
Peter Kofman - Masters B Road/Masters Expert MTB
Chris Hauk - Masters A Road, Cross & Track
Andrew Cutts - Masters A Road & Cross
Doug Jamieson - Masters B Road
Simon Dearing - Masters Expert MTB
Peter Kofman - Masters Expert MTB
Justin Thurgood – Masters Sport MTB
Brent Johnson – Masters Expert MTB
Frederic Hebert – Masters Sport MTB
Paul Choquette – Masters B Road

Colavita/Cooking Light Women's Cycling Team Adds Sponsor

Trinchero Family Estates, producers of Sutter Home wines, has joined Colavita USA, distributors of Italian extra virgin olive oil, and Cooking Light magazine, the world's largest food and fitness title, as a sponsor of the 2005 Colavita/Cooking Light World-Class Women's Cycling Team. Already a large supporter of the Colavita/Sutter Home Men's Professional Cycling Team, this marks Sutter Home's first venture into women's professional cycling.

"We're thrilled to support such an exceptional group of athletes," said Terry Wheatley, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Trinchero Family Estates. "And we're sure this year's team will make us glad we did."

Sutter Home and Colavita will co-market their products through a variety of cross-promotions throughout the year. Sutter Home will also host training camp for the pro men and support staff in Napa Valley, this February 24th through March 3rd.

The Colavita/Cooking Light Women's World-Class Cycling Team is pedaling full speed ahead, shaping up as a top team in the North American peloton. Team members include Canadian legend Sue Palmer-Komar and Olympic hopeful Dotsie Cowden; decorated cyclists Michelle Beltran, Rebecca Larson, Ashley Kimmet and Megan Esmonde round out the roster. Under the leadership of team manager John Alsedek, the cyclists will kick into high gear during training camp this February in Gainesville, FL, in preparation for their first race of the season, the Redlands Classic beginning March 31, 2005 in Redlands, CA.

Additional sponsorship for the team is provided by Amino Vital, The Olive Garden, and San Benedetto. Equipment and wardrobe are provided by Diadora Giordana, ACA Design, Easton, Maxxis, and Rudy Project.

Racer signing announcements, as well as a complete list of 2005 team sponsors and a full racing schedule, will be released over the coming weeks. For more information on the Colavita/Cooking Light Women's Cycling Team, please visit the Web site for Colavita USA (


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