Tuesday, February 12, 2008



Vanderkitten Racing, the Berkeley, CA-based professional cycling team kicks off the 2008 season its team training camp February 11th through 18th. The team will wrap up its camp by participating in the Santa Rosa Women’s Grand Prix on February 18th, the pre-curser to the Amgen Tour of California.

Vanderkitten’s training camp will include scenic rides through California’s Wine Country in Napa Valley, providing intense yet inspiring workouts to prepare the team for the upcoming NRC season. In addition to focused training sessions, the team will be dialing in their new BH Connect road bikes, participating in photo shoots for VK Racing and sponsor websites, and conducting interviews with Bicycling Radio and Road Magazine.

“We’re psyched to kick off this year’s camp. We’ve got some fun activities planned along with some incredible training rides,” said Scott Gross, Director Sportif of VK Racing. “This will be a great opportunity for our team to bond and really get to know one another on and off the bike, in addition to getting their bodies and minds ready for the season ahead. Being able to hold our training camp in Vanderkitten’s backyard is great, and we’re extremely grateful to our sponsors for helping to make this happen.”

Vanderkitten Racing is composed of a powerhouse roster for 2008:

Jane Despas (AUS), Leah Guloien (CAN), Liz Hatch (USA), Moriah MacGregor (CAN), Melissa Sanborn (USA), Jenny Trew (CAN), Leigh Ann Valletti (USA), Flavia Oliveira (USA) and Heather Sborz (USA).


Vanderkitten Racing is comprised of a team of elite athletes and a squad of developmental riders who serve as ambassadors for women’s cycling. Vanderkitten Racing is committed to furthering the development of young women in the sport of cycling, and in 2007 created the Vanderkitten Foundation, a non-profit (501c3) charitable foundation, with the goal of getting young athletes involved in the sport. We’re proud to be representing our sponsors, including BH Bikes USA, Verge Clothing, Driven, Spinergy Wheels, Tifosi Optics, Specialized Designs for Women, Kenda Tires and Tubes, Zero Gravity Brakes, Aerus Composites, Akona Biospeed, SportsBalm USA, and Accelerade Advanced Sports Drink. For more information please visit http://www.vanderkitten.com/racing.html.

Since I am unable to keep you updated on the camp (still in Belgium racing cyclo-cross) you can check for updates on the camp on the following sites:
Vanderkitten blog
Teammate Liz Hatch
Teammate Leigh Valletti


Philippe said...

Hi Christine,
I don't no if you receved my mail with yahoo and the photos from Heerlen (NL). Philippe

PEANUT said...

Hey philippe - got it! Thanks a lot! I sent you a return email today.
Thanks again.

Chickin said...

Sonja the Granderkitten has some photos posted from today's training camp ride.

Dave Shishkoff said...

Oh wild, i know Jenny Trew fairly well, she used to live in Victoria, and i know Moriah from track racing too. Cool beans!

PEANUT said...

Yes, all the vanderkittens were handpicked for their coolness!! OK, well actually it's only partly true. The gals on the team are ALL superheroes ON and OFF the race course. I'm so lucky and honored to have them as teammates! It surely raises my cool-factor.