• Vanderkitten Love

    by  • February 9, 2011 • norcal scene, womyn on weels • 2 Comments

    The following is a release from Vanderkitten that you can read on several other sites (Podium Cafe, Velocurean). Vanderkitten is a NorCal company, which we are proud to support, and we will hopefully be seeing a lot of their racers hitting the local races. In addition to their racing team they generally have some of the best kit’s going, and is the only one my daughter thinks is worthy of talking about.

    – editor(s)

    Vanderkitten-Focus Women’s Cycling Team to Lead the Peloton in 2011.

    FOCUS Bicycles USA will further its commitment to world-class bicycle racing through co-title sponsorship of the Vanderkitten-Focus Women’s Cycling Team. Vanderkitten-Focus represents an exciting new era of growth in women’s racing, with focus on athletics, results and marketing, blended with distinctive feminine style. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, the team will compete across the United States and in select international venues.

    This will mark the 5th year of operation for the bold and engaging Vanderkitten Racing program, which won back-toback overall titles in the USA Criterium Series in 2008 and 2009. The team plans to further build upon its success at he 2010 Honda Insight International GP in Australia. In addition to its racing duties, Vanderkitten-Focus will support local FOCUS retailers through special promotions and appearances.

    “Vanderkitten-Focus will promote and celebrate women athletes at the top of their game, and further drive the ‘By Pros, For Pros’ theme, which is the backbone of our business,” said Scott Rittschof, CEO of FOCUS Bicycles USA.

    “We are thrilled to welcome such a strong women’s team to our growing racing program.”
    The 2011 Vanderkitten–Focus roster will consist of:

    • Anna Lang (Washington, DC)
    • Emily Collins (Auckland, New Zealand)
    • Jasmin Hurikino (Brisbane, Australia)
    • Jennifer Reither (Scotts Valley, CA)
    • Jennifer Weinbrecht (San Diego, CA)
    • Maura Kinsella (St Louis, MO)
    • Starla Teddergreen (San Francisco, CA)
    • Vanessa Drigo (San Francisco, CA)
    • Technical Director- Jono Coulter (Brisbane, Australia)
    • Mechanic- Dan Hornadasch (San Francisco, CA)

    “The Vanderkitten-Focus partnership represents a new era of support for women’s athletics in the USA,” said Dave Verrecchia, Founder/Designer of Vanderkitten, LLC. “FOCUS bicycles are the epitome of design, quality and function,and like Vanderkitten, represent the best in their field. In keeping with the Vanderkitten mission of empowering women through athletics, we are energized to pair top level athletes with premium quality clothing and bicycles.”

    About Vanderkitten Racing
    Established in 2005, Vanderkitten Racing empowers women through competitive and recreational athletic involvement. Vanderkitten Racing manifests this mission through athlete and event sponsorship, a national cycling club, the Vanderkitten-Focus racing program, and ongoing outreach to the women’s community, encouraging everyone to become more active. Vanderkitten-Focus is supported by JL Velo Clothing, Easton Wheels, KENDA Tires, Giro Helmets and Optics, Chamois Butt’r, SMP Saddles and nuun optimal hydration..



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    Former NorCal resident now residing in Madison,Wisconsin. I race cross, but I'm named after a velodrome. Support your local bike shop, NorCal race promoters, and go learn to race on a track. Hellyer Velodrome - http://www.ridethetrack.com


    2 Responses to Vanderkitten Love

    1. Ann Schwaller
      May 11, 2011 at

      I am interested in the Vanderkitten team. I would be a cat4 and a masters rider. If possible I would appreciate a reply as to if you are excepting new riders as well as do you have a rider development program. I am looking to race this season and my current team coach isn’t directing me as he said he would as a developing rider as well as a new rider.
      I live in Mountain View and was referred by Jon Shotz a customer of mine at my place of work. Thank you and look forward to hearing from you shortly. Ann Schwaller

    2. HERNANDO!!!
      May 12, 2011 at

      cool, Ann.

      send word through the Vanderkitten FB page. They are very responsive to e-contacts, but i’m not sure they’re adding riders right now. but get in contact with them!

      hope to see you out there,

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