Ice Sportswear p/b Pinnacle Racing, a Women’s Domestic Elite team, will be making their debut appearance racing at the Berkeley Hills Road Race on Saturday, May 10, 2014 followed by the Mariposa Women’s Stage Race that is held May 17-19. The team will be focused on representing sponsors professionally at the USAC National Racing Calendar level. Jane Despas says that the team is looking forward to participating in major NRC races such as North Star Grand Prix and the Cascade Cycling Classic. When not on the road traveling to NRC races, the ICE ladies will heat up the local Norcal scene.
Felicia Gomez, Ice Sportswear p/b Pinnacle Racing team owner and manager, continues her partnership with Jane Despas to enable a select group of talented women to pursue their cycling dreams and ambitions. ‘There are very few teams (if any) who focus on the development of riders who wish to make the leap from regional racing to NRC (national racing calendar) events. The purpose of the team this year is to expose our riders to NRC level racing. There are regional teams who take riders to 1 NRC race a year – however, riders will learn and develop more quickly through constant exposure to faster and harder races.’
“ICE Sportswear is proud to become the co-title sponsor for the ICE Sportswear p/b Pinnacle Racing Team for the remainder of 2014. We are happy to support the advancement & success of women’s cycling in the US, and we are very excited to watch their journey! We are confident that these riders will push themselves hard and go further than they imagine. Their deep dedication to the sport of cycling is incredibly apparent and is what makes this sport so important. We consider ourselves lucky to just be along for the ride. Let’s go, ladies! “
Workboard is delighted to sponsor the team! The Workboard app helps high-velocity teams set and achieve their goals at work; it helps teams link their big plans to the actions needed to achieve them and the results that follow. It’s a natural for Workboard to sponsor this great team to help them achieve their goals on the bike while the Workboard app helps cyclists everywhere spend less time at the office and more time on the bike.
Touchstone Climbing owns and operates nine unique gyms throughout California, making it the largest indoor climbing Company in the world. “But our true success comes not from what we do, but why we do it. From owners to belay staff, route setters to cyclists, we believe in creating a place where we can all come together and do what we love. We are not just gyms. We are communities. Whether you an experienced climber, a bright eyed newbie, or just someone looking for a place to work out, you’ll find your place with Touchstone Climbing! ”
Sponsors – ICE Sportswear, Pinnacle Training Systems, Workboard, Touchstone Climbing, Sierra Cascades Multisport Production and Jolly Financial Services.
Brittany Lindores (NRC Guest Rider – Australia)