With plans already in place to support promising young talent through the new Hagens Berman Axeon team in 2016, it was time for the firm to extend our support to a women’s team as well.
From the 2015 BMW-Happy Tooth team, riders Liza Rachetto, Jessica Uebelhart, Shoshauna Routley, and Lindsay Bayer have signed on with the new team. Joining them are Scotti Lechuga (née Wilborne) from UnitedHealthcare, Allison Linnell, returning to the US after spending 2015 in Italy with Vaiano Fondriest, and Julie Kuliecza. Up-and-coming riders Ivy Audrain and Megan Alderete round out the roster.
Coming from Conceria Zabri are Daniela Allietta, Martha Basei and Alessandra Lari of Italy and Elena Utrobina of Russia.
The partnership with the Italian team will allow the US riders to spend time racing in Europe, while the European riders will have the opportunity to compete in the US.
Team camp is slated for mid-February in Southern California with Redlands Bicycle Classic as the first major race objective.
Sports Directors: Jonathan Coulter, Gianfranco Miele
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