Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Oregon Racers Ready For Redlands

The 25th edition of California's Redlands Bicycle Classic is set to take off this Thursday with four stages that will wrap up on Sunday. Riders will tackle a prologue time trial, a downtown criterium and two circuit races. The men's field will have 200 riders. The women will have 150 competitors. Teams are limited to eight riders.

A preliminary list of riders who call(ed) Oregon home:

Melissa Sanborn (Vanderkitten Racing) Portland
Hilary Billington (Team Lip Smackers) Portland
Lisa Turnbull (Velo Classic Tours P/b Incycle.com) Springfield
Jacqueline Cohen (Velo Classic Tours/Incycle.com) Bend
Kelly Benjamin (Colavita Sutter Home/Cooking Light) Portland OR
Christina Ruiter (Value Act Capital Cycling Team) Bend

Josh Liberles (Ten Speed Drive/Bh Bicycles) Portland
Jacob Erker (Kelly Benefits Strategies) Portland
Aaron Olson (Colavita Sutter Home/Cooking Light) Santa Barbara, CA



Josh Bartlett, Windham, NH
Jim Camut, Johnstown, PA
Roman Van, Uden Auckland, New Zeland
Logan Hunn, Auckland, New Zeland
Ryan Taylor, Charlottetown, PEI
Carson Miller, Bend, OR
Aaron Barry Tuckerman, Blenheim, New Zeland
Bobby Sweeting Sarasota, FL
* Banana Belt #3 winner Evan Elken will replace one of the team's younger riders for the Redlands roster, according to team manager David Godfrey.


Melisa Mcwhirther, Mesa, AZ
Christina Smith, Denton, TX
Sabrina Savage, Mesa, AZ
Robin Secrist, Kirkland, WA
Alice Pennington, Hood River
Becka Hartkop, Salem
Miranda Moon, Banks
Susan Peithman, Portland