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TN State RR: Amanda 1st Cat 1/2, Cali 1st Cat 3

Posted by on Jul 1, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The TN State Road Race was held in the Cookeville this year on the historic Avery Trace. The women’s races were separated into two fields: Cat 1/2 and 3 women and Cat 4 women. Amanda, Catherine, Parri, Katherine, and Kailin were racing for the Cat 1/2 jersey, and Cali was racing for the Cat 3 jersey, but all Cat 1/2/3 women started together in a field of 15 women. The field stayed mostly together for the first 3 little climbs and until a longer approximately 2-mile-long climb at mile 17 split up the field into 4 or 5 small groups. Amanda, Cali, Catherine, and Katherine were in the lead group...

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US Pro National Championship Time Trial and Road Race

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The riders on the Domestic Elite Team spent the weekend in Chattanooga, TN, racing in the US Pro National Championship Time Trial and Road Race. The Time Trial was on Saturday, May 25, and Amanda, Catherine, and Katie Ryan hit the road at Volkswagen Drive for the 31-kilometer race. The three Belladium ladies put on a good show against the best of the best in US women’s cycling, with Katie finishing 30th (in a time of 47:14 and as the 2nd of 10 Cat 2 riders), Amanda finishing 38th (49:05, 7th Cat 2), and Catherine finishing 40th (49:57, 8th Cat 2). The winning time in this TT was 42:37....

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Berry Peddler Road Race: 3 in top ten

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in News | 0 comments

On Saturday the team loaded up their bikes and headed southeast for the Berry Peddler Road Race in Dayton, TN. This course contains a 4.5-mile climb beginning around mile 6.5 of the 32-mile race, so a good warmup and strong climbing legs are essential. All 24 Cat 1/2/3/4 women started together, but the early climb separated the field quickly and drastically. Catherine found herself in the first 3 to summit, and Katherine and Parri were close behind with a slightly larger group that chased hard. The chase group caught Catherine within the final 5K, and this wasn’t quite enough time for...

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State TT: Medals all around

Posted by on May 7, 2013 in News | 0 comments

The Tennessee State Time Trial was held on Sunday, May 5, under rainy and cold skies in Chattanooga, TN. The team was prepared, though, after having ridden the 30K course a few weeks earlier and also the day before in similar conditions. Not that rain and cold were ideal, but they couldn’t be helped. Six Team Belladium ladies in five different categories toughed it out: Pro/1/2: Amanda and Kailin Cat 3: Anna Cat 4: Kiki Women Masters: Cali Women Merckx: Shelly Amanda had the fastest Team B time of the day with a 51:03 and a 3rd place overall in the P/1/2 field. Kailin’s time was...

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Joe Martin Stage Race: Catherine 1st Cat 3/4 Overall

Posted by on Apr 30, 2013 in News | 0 comments

Katherine, Kailin, Catherine, and Kiki represented Team Belladium at the Joe Martin Stage Race the last weekend in April. Katherine and Kailin began their weekend of racing on Thursday with a 2.5-mile time trial, a climb with an average grade around 6.8%. The field of Pro/1/2 women was stacked this year, with ladies from national teams like Tibco, Optum, NOW and Novartis, FCS, Kenda, and ISCorp. Tennessee had teams represented as well, with us from Team Belladium and a group from I AM Racing. Thursday was a beautiful sunny day as we climbed the mountain in Devil’s Den State Park....

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Sunny King Crit: Amanda 13th Cat 1/2; Catherine 3rd Cat 3/4

Posted by on Apr 22, 2013 in News | 0 comments

At the well-known and well-attended Sunny King Criterium, which is part of the USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar (NCC), in Anniston, AL, Amanda and Kailin lined up for the 4-corner dusk crit with a total of 40 P/1/2 women. The race started and ended fast, with very few attacks and a field that remained mostly together for the entire 60-minute race. Amanda’s excellent positioning all race and her strong sprint put her in 13th place overall. Kailin finished 32nd, just off the back of the field. Anna, Cali, Shelly, and Catherine participated in the 28-women Cat 3/4 race. With a bit more...

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