SugarCRM Women's Cycling Team

SugarCRM Women's Cycling Team
Photos Copyright Garrett Lau

2009 Sugar CRM/ LGBRC Womens Elite Team Announced

2008 was a sensational year for the Los Gatos Bicycle Racing Club Elite Women’s Team. Under the guidance of Jennifer Van Muckey, the team won 13 races in 2008, including a stage of Superweek with Karla Kingsley and multiple NCNCA victories for Mary Ellen Ash. Kim Fong is the current Northern California/ Nevada District under 23 Road Racing Champion.

Not bad for a developing club team of new and upcoming riders competing in the competitive Pro and elite women’s arena.

Due to their superb successes, Sugar CRM– the world’s leading provider of open source customer relationship management (CRM) software, has signed on as the title sponsor for the team in 2009. This will allow the team to make a significant advance in committing to top level events, while promoting the title and associate sponsors on a greater platform.

Crucially, the team has hired the services of former European based Professional Liza Rachetto as Director, in order to give the developing riders a chance to hone their skills at some of the premier events in the USA. This will also allow the team to work in conjunction with the US Women’s Cycling Development Program (USWCDP) allowing young and talented riders to have access to the best coaching, equipment and advice the USA has to offer as they prepare for the national and international stage. Additionally, the team is in the process of acquiring a couple of top shelf riders for guaranteed firepower across the ranks.
The 2009 SugarCRM/ Los Gatos Women's Elite Team will consist of :
Lindsay Myers
Starla Teddergreen
Karla Kingsley
Mary Ellen Ash
Kim Fong
Jennifer Van Muckey
Liza Rachetto (D.S.)
The team will ride exclusively Blue RC8 competition Bicycles with SRAM Force Groupsets. Pedals are from LOOK USA, with Giro supplying helmets and optics. Nutrition is provided by CLIF Bar, while the girls will be decked out in clothing by Voler.