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TEMPE, AZ - BH Bikes USA has signed on as the frameset supplier to the professional women's road racing team Vanderkitten. The team will compete on BH for the 2008 NRC season.

"This is a great opportunity for us to partner with a team of women who know how to ride fast and have fun. These women will be contenders in every event they compete in and will be superb ambassadors for BH," said Chris Cocalis, CEO of BH USA.

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Vanderkitten rider Liz Hatch

Team Vanderkitten will ride on the BH Connect. The Connect uses tube-to-tube construction and ultra-high modulus carbon and weighs only 890 grams. Its oversized tubes with optimized, unique shapes along with its short chainstays deliver a breathtakingly precise, yet stable ride.

"We are honored to have such top-notch support and sponsorship from BH Bikes USA. Vanderkitten Racing is committed to growing the sport of cycling for women and promoting fashionable, top quality, alternative cycling products. The BH Connect will allow all of our women to achieve the highest results possible while riding stunning, world-class frames. As a tribute to this relationship, we've changed our signature color scheme for the road team to something that will definitely complement both companies," added Dave Verrecchia, Creator of Vanderkitten Clothing.

Vanderkitten Racing will field and impressive roster for a first year team with seasoned talent and very strong development riders from the US, Canada and abroad. A key component to their flexibility will be their talented regional squad supporting the NRC effort.