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Subway Team announced


The Subway team was announced on January 5th - with riders from the Northwest States of the USA in the roster.

Subway team gears up for 2005

 The Subway team returns this year as a US Continental Team with a mix of young talent and veteran racers. The team will kick off its season with a camp in Merced , California , February 25 - March 7, which will be open to additional guests from March 1-7. The camp will also overlap the first NRC race of the year McLane Pacific, which will serve as the team’s first official race outing.


Although managed by Express Racing and associated with the Express Racing Club, the team will shorten its moniker to Subway from last year’s Subway-Express. Team Subway will again be aboard Fuji bicycles, riding the same new carbon framesets as Judith Arndt did in her 2004 World Championship ride. New for Subway this year is a women’s team, taking the total team numbers to 12 men and eight women.

On the women’s side, the team is packed with strong riders from the Northwest and Rocky Mountain states . Winner of the 2004 Tour of Somerville and American Criterium Series Champion Melissa Sanborn of McKenzie Bridge , Oregon comes on board as the team’s top sprinter. Bringing climbing prowess to the team is Suz Weldon of Briar, Washington, winner of the state’s Best All-round Rider competition in both 2003 and 2004 and the owner of five new course records in Northwest time trials and hill climbs in 2004. Also joining are 2004 Masters 30-35 Time Trial Champion Sima Trapp of Boise, Idaho and three-time Division II National Collegiate Champion Nichole Wangsgard of Longmont , Colorado . Bringing a mix of time trialing and climbing strength are members Liza Rachetto (Boise, ID), Emily Westbrook (Seattle, WA), and Crystal Yap (Logan, UT).


Like the men, the women’s team will also go after a strong NRC showing. “Our women’s team has a particularly good mix of sprinting, time trialing and climbing talent. With strong direction, we expect this team to win a lot of races,” said Wenzel. That direction will come from Wenzel himself, along with assistant directors Erin Hartwell (two-time Olympic medalist) and former racer Kendra Wenzel (team Saeco-Timex).


Also strengthening Express Racing and the Subway team in 2005 and beyond is the addition of new partner and business manager Daniel Byrne of Seattle, WA. A cycling enthusiast since 1984, Byrne is the founder and owner of Byrne Specialty Gases, bringing a strong business background to Express Racing. Combined with Wenzel's experience in pro cycling management, the two partners are approaching the development and promotion of cycling with a fresh look. 

The Subway team will convene February 25th for its spring training camp in Merced , California . This camp is open for additional guests to ride, learn and race along with the team. For more information on the camp and the team, go to www.expressracing.net or call Express Racing at (USA) 541-822-9845

Team List

Liza Rachetto - 31 - Boise, Idaho - USA
Melissa Sanborn - 33 - McKenzie Bridge, Oregon - USA
Sima Trapp - 32 - Boise, Idaho - USA
Nichole Wangsgard - 33 - Longmont, Colorado - USA
Suz Weldon - 37 - Briar, Washington - USA
Emily Westbrook - 33 - Seattle, Washington
Crystal Yap - 32 - Logan, Utah – USA


Manager/Director: René Wenzel

Express Racing Business Director: Daniel Byrne

Assistant Director: Erin Hartwell

Assistant Director: Kendra Wenzel 




Subway 2005, Sponsors (partial list)

Subway / www.subway.com

Fuji Bicycles / www.fujibikes.com

Truvativ cranks / www.truvative.com

Byrne Specialty Gases / www.byrnegas.com

FSA (men) / www.fullspeedahead.com

Rudy Project / www.rudyprojectusa.com

OS Cycling / www.oscycling.com

Santini / ts.cycling@verizon.met

Active Sports Cream / www.puracare.com

Essentia Water / www.essentia.com

Speedplay / www.speedplay.com

N-Zymeceuticals / www.nzymeceuticals.com

Santiam Bicycles / www.santiambicycle.com

Bio-Energy, Inc. / www.bioenergy.com

Mortimer’s Downtown Boise / www.mortimersidaho.com

Smartbikeparts.com / www.smartbikeparts.com

Bacardi / www.bacardi.com

Wenzel Coaching / www.wenzelcoaching.com

MOAB Bikes / www.moabbikes.com

Galaxy Granola / www.galaxygranola.com



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