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Webcor Builders Women's Pro Team 2008
 
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Date: 1/14/2008
Webcor Builders Women's Pro Team 2008
 

Webcor Builders Women's Pro Team 2008
The #1 Ranked Women' team in the NRC returns with a power squad and ambitions for the Olympics.

On December 29, 2007, the Webcor Builders Cycling Team, the NRC #1 ranked women’s team in 2007, announced its 2008 roster.

Webcor Builders 2008 Squad
Christine Thorburn
Katheryn Curi Mattis
Alex Wrubleski
Gina Grain
Erinne Willock
Rebecca Much
Amy Dombroski
Janel Holcomb
Laura McKenzie
Beverley Harper

Top returning riders include Christine Thorburn and Katheryn Curi Mattis.


Katheryn Kuri - 2007 Nature Valley GP Time Trial

Thorburn, a 2004 Olympian and 2006 Worlds Bronze Medalist, will take a leave of absence from her medical practice to focus on earning a medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

Curi Mattis enjoyed a breakthrough season in 2007 with overall podium appearances at the Redlands Classic and the Tour Cycliste Feminin International Ardeche.

Thorburn and Curi Mattis are joined on the roster by a trio of top Canadians – 2006 double National Champion Alex Wrubleski, 2007 National Road Champion Gina Grain, and 2005 National Silver Medalist Erinne Willock, a Webcor rider in 2005 and 2006.


Alex Wrubleski moves from the Colavita team to Webcor.

Also racing for Webcor will be three promising new talents – Rebecca Much, 2004 Jr. Worlds Silver Medalist; Amy Dombroski, 2006 and 2007 U23 National Cyclocross Champion; and Janel Holcomb, who captured third place in the 2007 Bermuda Grand Prix time trial as a guest rider for Webcor.

Rounding out the Webcor roster are two returning riders, Laura McKenzie, 2004 U23 National Champion; and Beverley Harper, 2007 Masters Worlds Silver Medalist.

Webcor Builders, recently named North American Women’s Team of the Year by Velo News, will be the only UCI-registered Women’s team in North America in 2008. The team has set an ambitious schedule of international competition as part of its drive to send Webcor riders to the Olympics.

Returning for her fifth year at the Webcor helm, Team Manager Karen Brems said, “With our great success in North America in 2007, I am very excited to take our 2008 team to compete internationally against the best in the world.”

Brems, the 1994 World Champion and 2000 Olympian, expressed optimism about the team’s Olympic prospects. “With our level of talent, Webcor Builders could send up to five riders to Beijing,” she said.

The team’s plans for international competition include the Geelong World Cup in Australia, the Women’s Tour of New Zealand, and three top European races – the Tour de Berne, Giro di San Marino, and the Tour de l’Aude Cycliste Feminin. The Montreal World Cup, as well as top NRC road and stage races, is also on Webcor’s race calendar.

Follow the team on their website: http://www.webcorcycling.com/

Sponsors
The Webcor Builders Women’s team is generously supported by Webcor Builders, the largest general contractor in California and the seventh largest concrete contractor in the U.S.

Webcor CEO Andy Ball called 2008 a special year for cycling. “In this Olympic year, Webcor Builders is proud to field a team capable of winning at the highest level of world competition,” Ball said.

Supporting team sponsors,
including principal trade partners of Webcor Builders:

La-Z-Boy, Victoria Canada
Platinum Advisors
Anning-Johnson Company
Clark Pacific
Diversified Fire Products
ValleyCrest Landscape Development
ABD Insurance Services
Critchfield Mechanical Inc.
ClickSafety
Rosendin Electric, Inc.
M.G. Boost & Associates
Architectual Glass and Aluminum Co.
San Jose Blue
Central Concrete Supply Co.
Bode Gravel Company

Equipment and Service Sponsors:
Orbea bicycles
Voler cycling apparel
PowerBar nutritional products
Easton wheels, handlebars, stems and seatposts
Schwalbe tires
Speedplay pedals
Bell helmets
Kaenon eyewear
Fizik saddles
Lake shoes
The Bicycle Outfitter bike shop
Patagonia casual clothing
Enterprise Fleet Services
Defeet socks
Karl Ehlert, D.C. Chiropractic Care
ABI Industries ceramic bearings
 

 
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