Tour of California - Colavita Squad Announced.
Fresh from a strong showing a the the Tour de San Luis the squad in Italian
colors lines up for the Golden State tour.
Director Sportif Sebastian Alexandre announced tha the Colavita/Sutter Home
Men’s Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light, the number two team in the USA
National Race Calendar, has been invited to join the top cycling teams in the
world to race the 2009 Amgen Tour of California.
“We are thrilled to join the best of the best at the Amgen Tour of
California,” said Alexandre. “Our squad is honored to line up with
world-renowned cyclists like Lance Armstrong and defending race champion Levi
Colavita/Sutter Home opened the 2009 season with a strong showing at the Tour
of San Luis, the largest stage race in Argentina (UCI 2.1). Sprinter Sebastian
Haedo captured a stage victory early in the seven-day race and won the overall
sprint competition. Cuban powerhouse Luis Amaran raced to victory in the stage
six circuit race and finished 6th in the general classification, one second
behind 2006 Giro d’Italia winner Ivan Basso (Liquigas).
Amaran and Haedo will represent Colavita/Sutter Home at the 2009 Amgen Tour
of California. The squasd includes Alejandro Borrajo, who represented his native
Argentina at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, and climbing specialist Anthony
Colby, ranked #4 in the NRC.
Tour of California Squad:
· Luis Amaran (CUB)
· Alejandro Borrajo (ARG)
· Anibal Borrajo (ARG)
· Anthony Colby (USA)
· Davide Frattini (ITA)
· Sebastian Haedo (ARG)
· Aaron Olson (USA)
· Tyler Wren (USA)
For the 2009 season, the Colavita/Sutter Home Cycling Teams presented by
Cooking Light will be riding Jamis super-light Xenith SL road frames and the
revolutionary Xenith T2 time trial bikes supplied by Jamis Bicycles, designed
and marketed by the G. Joannou Cycle Company (GJC) of Northvale, NJ. Established
in 1937 by the father of CEO and President Carine Joannou, GJC ranks among the
largest bicycle companies under private ownership in the US. For more
information about Jamis and to view the complete line of bicycles, please visit
Colavitat/Sutter Home weapon of choice, the Jamis carbon Xenith SL
in natural carbon finish.
The bikes are fully equipped with Shimano components, wheels, shoes, and
pedals, Ritchey handlebars, stems, and seat posts, Selle San Marco saddles,
Vittoria tires, and Profile Design Aero bars and levers for time trial bikes.
Team jerseys and all technical apparel are provided by Giordana; helmets,
glasses, and bags are supplied by Rudy Project. Additional sponsors of the
Colavita/Sutter Home Cycling Teams presented by Cooking Light include Fila, GU
Sports, Headsweats, Skin Care for Athletes, TetraPak, Thule, and Zoot Sports.
The 2009 Amgen Tour of California begins February 14 and continues through
February 22. The nine-stage race covers 750 miles, from the state capital in
Sacramento to Escondido in San Diego County. Information about the race is
available at www.amgentourofcalifornia.com. Daily broadcast coverage will be
provided by the VERSUS network, with live coverage of the middle stages for the
first time. Check www.Versus.com for local
channels and the complete broadcast schedule.
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About the sponsors of the Colavita/Sutter
Home Cycling Teams presented by Cooking Light
The Colavita/Sutter Home Cycling Teams presented by Cooking Light are racing
stronger than ever. In 2008, the men’s and women’s teams accumulated more than
50 individual and team victories across all forms of road racing. As one of the
few programs that supports both a men’s and women’s team at the highest levels
of US cycling, Colavita/Sutter Home is committed to investing in promising young
athletes. Colavita/Sutter Home sponsors the Colavita New Jersey U19 Racing Team,
the largest junior program on the East Coast, and the Colavita U23 Racing Team.
In addition, Colavita/Sutter Home champions cycling at the local level
through support of 10 elite clubs which include more than 350 recreational
cyclists in nearly 20 states throughout the US. Bookmark
for news and information about the pro, regional, and junior teams.
Colavita USA imports and distributes the #1 brand of Italian extra virgin
olive oil in the US as well as durum wheat semolina pasta, a full selection of
balsamic and wine vinegars, and many other fine Italian products. A family-owned
business headquartered in Linden, NJ, Colavita has championed the sport of
cycling throughout its 25+-year history. Through its charitable arm, the
Colavita Foundation for Children, the company provides bicycles and helmets to
children in need. Visit www.Colavita.com
to learn more about Colavita USA.
Sutter Home Winery is wholly owned and operated by the Trinchero family,
Napa Valley vintners since 1948. The company produces the wines of Sutter Home,
Trinchero, Montevina, Wild Bunch, Trinity Oaks, Folie à Deux, Ménage à Trois,
Napa Cellars, the number one alcohol-removed wine, Fre, and imports Angove’s,
Reynolds Vineyards and Little Boomey wines of Australia. For more information,
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