Second-year team prepares for the new season

DENVER - Primal/MapMyRide powered by BH Bikes announced their roster for the 2012 season.

This will be the second season for the eight-member team based in Denver, Colorado. The Primal/MapMyRIDE powered by BH Bikes Professional Women's Team made its presence known during its inaugural season, notching high-profile results across the country and providing a leading voice both in the peloton and as ambassadors for women's cycling.

"Anytime you're starting something new, there's a certain apprehension that comes with it. But this team has truly been one-in-a-million with amazing athletes and personalities that left an immediate impression on the women's racing world," said Team Manager Susannah Gordon. "Our team earned respect from their fellow riders as well as race organizers and staff everywhere we went because of their hard work, talent and attitude."

The team will hold its training camp in San Diego, California where they will prepare for their sophomore season of racing.

"Primal is heavily involved in racing at all levels, but this team and these women were incredible during their first year," said Primal Founder and CEO Dave Edwards. "We couldn't have asked to be associated with a better group of riders. These athletes inspired and impressed last season and Primal is looking forward to a bright future with this team."

Primal/MapMyRIDE powered by BH Bikes' roster includes the following riders:
[*]Kasey Clark, Louisville, Colo. - Best Young Rider in the 2011 Women's Prestige Cycling Series, 1st Superior Morgul Classic Omnium
[*]Kelly Crowley, Redwood City, Calif. - 2007 UCI Para-Cycling World Champion, Time Trail, Current National Champion, Para-cycling Time Trial and Road Race
[*]Emily Kachorek, Sacramento, Calif. - Former U-23 National Champion, 20 podium finishes in 2010, 2011 Sea Otter Classic Sprinters Jersey, 1st Valley of the Sun Road Race
[*]Jackie Kurth, Palm City, Fla. - 1st 2010 and 2011 USA Cycling Collegiate Track Nationals - Team Pursuit, 1st 2011 University of Missouri Road Race - Time Trial
[*]Liza Rachetto, Los Altos, Calif. - International racing experience with teams in France, Italy, Japan, El Salvador, Australia and New Zealand, 1st GP 24h di Feltre (ITA), 17th stage 2 Trophee d Or Feminin (FRA), 1st Monterey Circuit Race, 2nd Speedweek Dilworth Criterium, 12th USA Cycling National Crit Championships, 1st 2011 Bosie Twilight Criterium
[*]Nicky Wangsgard, Salt Lake City, Utah - 2009, 2010, and 2011 SUPERWEEK Women's Pro Tour Champion, 1st 2011 Scotts Valley Grand Prix Criterium, 1st Valley of the Sun Criterium
[*]Jen Weinbrecht, La Jolla, Calif. - 12 2010 SoCal podiums, 1st 2011 Boulevard Road Race, 2nd Twilight Criterium
[*]Alisha Welsh, Tucson, Ariz. - 2010 1st Arizona Sate Hill Climb Championship, 3 podium finishes at San Dimas, Tour of the Gila and Iron Horse, 2nd 2011 Tour de Toona Road Race

Additional support of Primal/MapMyRIDE powered by BH Bikes is provided by McDonald Audi, Dash, FSA, Retül, HED, SIDI, Smith Optics, Vittoria, Scratch Labs® and Look as second tier sponsors, and third tier sponsors are Lazer, ProGold, Timbuk2, Breeze Bars, Enzo's Cycling Products, Halo, Action Wipes, and Lizards Skins.

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