|December 6, 2002 - For immediate release.
The Ofoto - Lombardi Sports Cycling Team is pleased to announce the riders and sponsors for the 2003 Ofoto - Lombardi Sports Cycling Team.
New to the Team for the 2003 racing season will be: Switzerland's Roman Peter (ex-Saint-Quentin Oktos), an ex-Junior Cyclocross World Champion; Andy Bajadali, who had a breakout year as an amateur in 2002; Jon Erdeyli, Silver Medallist at the 2002 US U-23 Road Championships; and Saul Raisin, a talented young member of the US U-23 National Team. The strength of the Team returns for 2003, led by Ireland's David O'loughlin and America's Erik Saunders, Jackson Stewart, and Tim Larkin. Young talents Peter Lopinto, Devon Hoff-Weekes, Russell Hamby, and the Canadian Greg Seiniewicz return as well.
Following on its successful first year of professional status, the Ofoto - Lombardi Sports Cycling Team continues into 2003 again as a UCI Tier III professional team. The Team's focus will again be on the US road racing scene, with specific emphasis on the US Pro Cycling Tour, the National Racing Calendar events, and the newly announced UCI-Sanctioned Tour de Georgia.
Additionally the Ofoto - Lombardi Sports Cycling Team is pleased to announce it will race exclusively on Litespeed titanium bicycles for the coming racing season. The following cycling-specific sponsors will be an integral part of the Team's 2003 season: Litespeed - bicycles, Rolf Prima - wheels, FSA - cranks, handlebars, seat posts, and stems, Time - shoes and pedals, Shimano - components, Selle San Marco -saddles, Michelin - tires, Louis Garneau - clothing, Giro - helmets, Oakley - eyewear.
The Team is sponsored in part by Ofoto Inc. and Lombardi Sports.
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2003 Team Roster:
Andy Bajadali (USA)
Jon Erdeyli (USA)
Russell Hamby (USA)
Devon Hoff-Weekes (USA)
Tim Larkin (USA)
Peter Lopinto (USA)
David O'loughlin (IRL)
Roman Peter (SWI)
Saul Raisin (USA)
Erik Saunders (USA)
Greg Seiniewicz (CAN)
Jackson Stewart (USA)