Threshold Sports Press Release from Jennifer Roccia Moreau
Lancaster, PA - The Wachovia Cycling Series and Dream Ride Projects announced today at a press conference at Lancaster Square the pairing of the Lancaster County charities participating in Dream Ride 2003 with professional cycling teams racing in the June 5th Wachovia Cycling Series-Lancaster. Local charities "adopted" one of the teams and will display support and enthusiasm throughout the race for their randomly selected team. Wachovia is donating $2,000.00 in prize money to the charities with teams placing in the top five ($1,000 for top finisher, $500-2nd, $250-3rd, $150-4th & $100-5th with charity matches).
Bill Laudien of the new Lancaster-based pro team Sportsbook.com rode to Lancaster Square with City Council President Steve Diamontoniand Mike Ridgeway of Dream Ride Projects in honor of Bike to Work Day and for the Wachovia Cycling Series-Lancaster charity drawing with Ralia Vardaxis of Wachovia.
2003 Wachovia Cycling Series-Lancaster Charity Pairings
CSC Tiscali (DEN) - Tabor Community Services
Health Net (USA) - Family Service
Mroz (POL) - Friendship Community
Navigators (USA) - Bridge of Hope
Ofoto Lombardi Sports (USA) - Mike Hartrhant Fund
Prime Alliance (USA) - SASD
Saeco Longoni Sport (ITA) - Council on Drug & Alcohol Abuse
Saturn (USA) - No Longer Alone Ministries
Schroeder Iron (USA) - Habitat for Humanity
Sidermec Saunier Duval Vini Caldirola (ITA) - RRALF
Sportsbook.com (USA) - Epilepsy Unit
US Postal Service (USA) - CONTACT Lancaster Helpline
There are a record number of teams, 22 in all, in the 2003 Wachovia Cycling Series, therefore, 10 teams were not matched at random with a charity. It was agreed that if they were to have a finisher in the top five, the team placing next with an adopted charity, would be the winner of contribution.
The four-race Wachovia Cycling Series, America's Elite Week of Cycling, is set for June 3-8, 2003. Professional men's teams will compete in Lancaster on June 3rd at 4:30 p.m., Trenton on June 5th at 4:30 p.m. and Philadelphia on June 8th at 9:00 a.m. The pro women's race is June 8th at 9:10 a.m. The Wachovia Cycling Series is a key sequence of events within the seven-race nationwide Pro Cycling Tour (PCT). The PCT is managed by Threshold Sports and sanctioned by USA Cycling.
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