DNA Cycling p/b K4 Announces 2014 Roster, Plans Expanded Schedule
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, November 26, 2013 — After a successful first season of racing, DNA Cycling p/b K4 is excited to announce a talented roster and expanded racing program for 2014.
In keeping with the team’s commitment to developing women’s cycling, DNA Cycling includes a mix of elite-level and up-and-coming riders. For 2014, DNA Cycling p/b K4 will race with fifteen riders.
Returning riders include: Megan Cloward (Draper, UT), Catherine Fegan-Kim (Salt Lake City, UT), Kemille Garvin (Kaysville, UT), Keri Gibson (Pleasant View, UT), Megan Hill (Saratoga Springs, UT), Mikayla Lyman (Boise, ID), Breanne Nalder (Salt Lake City, UT), Chantel Olsen (Salt Lake City, UT), Anne Perry (Salt Lake City, UT), and Kelsey Withrow (Park City, UT).
New to the team are: Sarah Barber (Boise, ID), Lauren DeCrescenzo (Boulder, CO), Heather Fischer (Boulder, CO), Tina Pic (Salt Lake City, UT), and Amy Thornquist (Reno, NV).
“The 2013 season was a phenomenal journey that defied all expectations with a team that adapted to every adversity,” said team founder Garvin. “This year’s roster is bringing more incredible talent and wisdom. I can’t wait to see what this amazing assembly of women will do.”
During its first season of racing, DNA Cycling p/b K4 scored numerous podium finishes in regional and masters races. The team was especially excited to see Perry win her category in the masters national road race for the second year in a row. Perry also won the UCI masters world championship in Italy.
Pic, the 2009 national criterium champion, joins DNA Cycling p/b K4 in 2014. The experienced Pic will take on a dual role as a rider and team director. Pic’s list of accomplishments in cycling is lengthy, including multiple national criterium championships and NRC championship titles, as well as two gold medals at the Pan American road race championships.
“I’m excited to work with this team of riders with a ton of raw talent and drive to be the best,” said Pic. “Hopefully, some of my past experience can give them some insight into ways to improve their experience and reach their goals, while learning the best way to succeed as a team.”
The team’s new riders bring a potent mix of talent and experience. Thornquist is a strong time trialist who won the Mt. Hood Cycling Classic in 2013. Both DeCrescenzo and Fischer rode for the U.S. national development team in Europe in 2013, and Fischer was the D1 collegiate road race champion in 2012. Barber, meanwhile, worked as a mentor at the Kristin Armstrong Academy and won the masters 35 national time trial championship in 2013.
For its opening season, DNA Cycling p/b K4 focused primarily on regional races in the western United States. In 2014, the team will tackle more national-level races, including a few from the National Racing Calendar and National Criterium Calendar. DNA Cycling p/b K4 will also register as a USA Cycling Domestic Elite Team for the first time in 2014.
Founded in 2012 by Garvin, DNA Cycling p/b K4 aims to inspire women riders to reach their highest potential. DNA Cycling p/b K4 works to raise the profile of women’s cycling and develop local athletes. Most importantly, DNA Cycling p/b K4 strives to promote a positive yet competitive atmosphere and strong camaraderie within the team.
DNA Cycling p/b K4 is owned and managed by K4 Racing, LCC. 2014 Sponsors include DNA Cycling, Plan 7 Endurance Coaching, Giant Bicycles, Mercury Wheels, Vittoria Tires, MarkDownAuto.com, Rudy Project, Blendtec, OSMO Nutrition, Attract Interact, Wasatch Bike Support, Tour de Park City, Cyclesmith, Cotton Sox Photography, Solutions Clinic, CycleOps, and Miller Guymon PC.
Contact: Alex Kim
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