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Webcor Builders/Platinum Women's Cycling Team
By Vaughn Trevi
Date: 3/4/2006
Webcor Builders/Platinum Women's Cycling Team

Webcor Builders/Platinum Women's Cycling Team
Team Training Camp at Morro Bay Report.
Webcor Builders returns this year with a strong team new presenting sponsor Platinum Advisors

The team at Moro Bay Camp Photo Credit: Justin Slarks.

The Webcor/Platinum team has six riders returning from last year: 2004 National Time Trial Champion and Olympian, Dr. Christine Thorburn, 2005 National Road Champion, Katheryn Curi, 2005 Canadian National Road Race silver medalist, Erinne Willock, 2005 Canadian National Time Trial bronze medalist, Felicia Gomez as well as ever improving riders Cat Malone and Betina Hold.
A new addition to the team is 2005 Collegiate National Omnium Champion, Amber Rais. "Amber has a huge amount of potential - she went from Cat 4 to Cat 1 in 2005! She guest rode with the team at Cascade and Bermuda and was a great fit."said co-team manager and former World Time Trial Champion, Karen Brems. Also returning in 2006 is team director/co-manager, Carmen D'Aluisio, former US National Criterium Champion.

Christine Thorburn
Katheryn Curi
Erinne Willock
Felicia Gomez
Cat Malone
Betina Hold
New for 2006
Amber Rais
Karen Brems
Co-director: Carmen D'Auisio

With generous support from Webcor Builders, the team had a hugely successful 2005 season. The team completed the year with a total of 27 victories, a National Championship title, and winning the Individual, Team and Young Rider categories in the Women's Prestige Series. In addition, four Webcor Builders riders qualified to compete at the World Championships for their respective countries.

Webcor Builders CEO, Andy Ball, is extremely pleased to continue supporting the women's team in 2006. "The women had a fantastic season and will do even better in 2006!" said Ball.
The team recently returned from a training camp in sunny San Louis Obispo, CA hosted by clothing sponsor, Voler Cycling Apparel. The great chemistry that gave the team so many victories last season was again readily apparent.

The Webcor Builders Women's team welcomes additional sponsorship from Platinum Advisors for 2006, and will be presented as the Webcor/Platinum Women's Cycling Team. Platinum Advisors, a premier issues advocacy and project development consulting firm in California, was a supporting sponsor of the team in 2005 is excited to increase their involvement.

Webcor Builders: the largest general contractor in California and the 7th largest Concrete Contractor in the Nation
Platinum Advisors: California's leading full service issues advocacy, strategic planning, project development and public affairs company.
Supporting Sponsors: including principal trade partners of Webcor Builders:
Anning-Johnson Company
Clark Pacific
Diversified Fire Products
ValleyCrest Landscape Development
ABD Insurance Services
Critchfield Mechanical Inc
Rosendin Electric, Inc
M.G. Boost & Associates
Architectual Glass and Aluminum Co.
Central Concrete Supply Co.
Channel Lumber Co.
Keefe Team Realtors
Bode Gravel Company

Equipment and Service Sponsors:
Orbea bicycles
Easton wheels, handlebars, stems and seatposts
Specialized tires, shoes, helmets and optics
Voler cycling apparel
PowerBar nutritional products
Speedplay pedals
Fizik saddles
Melrose Name Plate and Label Co.
The Bicycle Outfitter bike shop
Karl Ehlert, DC. Chiropractic Care
Patagonia casual clothing
Enterprise Fleet Services
Defeet socks and base layer system
Timbuk2 bags
UC Davis Sports Medicine program
Christopher Norris Photography
Sports Cross First Aid Kits

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