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08-26-2004, 03:37 PM
Altoona -
The big news at Altoona was that former Velo Bella rider, Lynn Gaggioli rejoined us as a guest rider for this race. It did not take long for the Velo Bella spirit to work its magic as Lynn won the very tough Stage 3 and finished in 5th place overall. Lynn's win was covered in the following media:


We also got some nice mentions and photos in this Daily Peloton article http://www.dailypeloton.com/displayarticle.asp?pk=6799

Mt Washington - Aimee Vasse was a guest rider for us at Altoona. She loved our team spirit so much that she joined the squad as a permanent member even though we no longer have goodies to offer her. In borrowed clothing and helmet, she's been racing under the bella banner. And to our delight, she won the recent
Mt Washington hillclimb! Her win was covered in the following media


US Criterium Nationals -
Brenda Lyons is another mid year newcomer to the team. Brenda guest rode for us at Liberty Classic and iaftwerwards asked to become a permanent member. Brenda's bmx background gives her an amazing finishing sprint. She hinted towards her finsihing speed with a 5th place finish at BMC New York!!


She showed the nation just how fast when in her first year of racing pro, she finished 3rd at Criterium Nationals in Downer's Grove!! Media coverage:


And here's a super cute podium pic of our new rising star http://www.cyclingnews.com/photos/2004/aug04/USPROcrit04/?id=women/DSC_1464

Minnesota State Criterium Championships -
In only their first year as a team, the Twin Cities Velo Bellas promoted the Minnesota State Criterium Championships. The event was super successful and earned kudos from racers, sponsors and attendees. Over 300 racers attended and all had the typical Bella good time


Local Coverage -
Our local paper, The Monterey Peninsula Herald, did a great article on the team. The print version was a full page with pictures in the sport section.


Thats about it for now. As usual, stay tuned to our website for the latest news, results and photos!


Velo Bella thanks their favorite people:
P@zzo, Pixel Position, Alan Bicycle Frames, Truvativ, Fox Racing Shox, Team Estrogen, Sally Spicer, Zeal Optics, GU SPorts, Schwalbe Tires, fi'zi:k, Look, Sidi, Ciclosport, Titus, Giro, Deuter, Sport Velo, Verge, Light and Motion, Sheila Moon