Posted by: marissaridesbikes | January 5, 2012

Touchstone Climbing Elite Women’s Cycling Team announces 2012 Team Roster

Touchstone Climbing Elite Women’s Cycling Team announces 2012 Team Roster

Berkeley, CA – January 5, 2012 – Touchstone Climbing returns as title sponsor to announce the 2012 Elite Women’s Cycling Team roster. Returning to the team are veteran and Assistant Team Manager Carol Irving of Sacramento, CA; and veterans Marissa Axell of El Cerrito, CA; Beverly Chaney of Carmel, CA; Heather Nielson of Roseville, CA; Ann Stuart of Sacramento, CA; Rita Szeto of Crockett, CA; and Emily Thurston of San Pablo, CA. New to the team for 2012 are fresh faces Karianne Burns of Davis, CA; Sarah Faulkner of San Francisco, CA; and Josephine Morgan of Oakland, CA. Markham Connolly, Director of Operations for Touchstone Climbing Gym, returns as Team Manager.

 

“Touchstone Climbing is thrilled to continue supporting elite women’s cycling in the Northern California region. While we’re fortunate that our 2012 team boasts a wealth of veteran Touchstone racers, we’re excited to welcome a new crop of talented racers to the squad. We’re entering 2012 with palpable energy and renewed enthusiasm for racing and representing our sponsors well,” says Connolly. “In fact, we’ll kick off our 2012 season by visiting Touchstone Climbing’s Berkeley Ironworks Gym for a group rock climbing session.”

 

Team members gathered in Berkeley, CA in November 2011 for a friendly team ride and meet and greet. The team will reconvene for their annual team camp in January of 2012. You can follow the team throughout the 2012 season on their blog: touchstonecycling.com; follow them on Facebook – facebook.com\touchstonecycling; or on Twitter – twitter.com\TSWomensCycling

Touchstone Climbing Elite Women’s Cycling Team has been a mainstay in the Northern California Women’s peloton since 2005. They are a supportive group of women who aspire to excellence in the sport of cycling by racing with integrity, giving back to the community and representing their sponsors well. Follow along with their 2012 season on their blog: touchstonecycling.com; Facebook – facebook.com\touchstonecycling; or on Twitter – twitter.com\TSWomensCycling

Please contact Carol Irving for more information at carolirving@mac.com.

 

 

 

 

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