Colavita to Sponsor 2014 Middle Earth Tour of Somerville!
Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships and the
Middle Earth Tour of Somerville Rosters Announced!
to Sponsor 2014 Middle Earth Tour of Somerville!
credit Jonathan Devich
Edison, NJ - Jessi Prinner, Whitney
Schultz, and Mary Zider will represent the Colavita/Fine Cooking
/ Stradalli Women's Pro Cycling Team at the Volkswagen/USA Cycling Professional
Road & Time Trial National Championships on May 24th and 26th, in
Chattanooga, TN. Jessi Prinner has delivered impressive results
in time trials, just recently taking 1st place in the USA Cycling
Collegiate National Championships Individual Time Trial. Whitney
Schultz will also participate in the Time Trial. Both Prinner and
Schultz will be joined by Mary Zider for the road race on Memorial Day.
proud to sponsor the Middle Earth Tour of Somerville and this year's
Mildred Kugler Women's Openon Memorial Day weekend in Somerville, New
Jersey. Team Colavita/Fine Cooking will be participating with a 6 rider
hit squad for the 6th stop on the NCC calendar. The roster will include
Erica Allar, Laura Brown, Amy Good, Lenore Pipes, Jen Purcell, and
guest rider Lauren Dagostino.
Along with Colavita, The Downtown
Somerville Alliance is excited to see this 'legendary event' on the USA
Cycling National Criterium Calendar where it belongs. Colavita's
financial sponsorship enabled the women's pro race to qualify for the
NCC status. John Profaci, Vice President of Marketing at Colavita
shared, "I'm absolutely thrilled to see the continued success of
the Tour of Somerville in my home state of New Jersey. We are very
proud to provide sponsorship for a race of this caliber. It's a race
that has been important for amateur and professional teams sponsored by
Colavita for more than ten years."
The Tour of Somerville is a 3-day
competition for professional and amateur cyclists, and has become a
Memorial Day weekend tradition. For over 70 years, this event has
attracted many tens of thousands of people to Somerville from all over
the nation to cheer-on the competing cyclists and enjoy vendors, live
music and family-fun activities. On Monday, the professional ladies
will toe the line, keeping their eyes on the prize in the 20 mile
criterium race. In addition to cash winnings, each cyclist hopes to be
among the list of champions in what has become one of the most
prestigious cycling events in America, widely known as "The
Kentucky Derby of Cycling."
Erica Allar now holds
the number one spot in the NCC individual overall standings and Team
Colavita/Fine Cooking - Stradalli currently sits 3rd in the NCC Team