Wednesday, August 1, 2007



California Giant Berry Farms of Watsonville California and Specialized of Morgan Hill California are teaming up for the 2007-08 U.S. Cyclocross season, and expanding their highly successful program from last year. In 2007-2008 Three Elite Men including Worlds U23 team member Chance Noble, 2 time 30+ National Champion Justin Robinson, and Specialized Product Manager Andy Jacques-Maynes. Three Elite Women’s riders featuring 2-time Collegiate National Champion Melodie Metzger, 2005 U.S. National 30+ silver medalist Josie Beggs and nationally ranked road racer Shelley Olds.
All Six Elite athletes will be riding the super light Specialized S-Works Carbon Tricross Bicycles powered by SRAM Force.
In addition to the Six Elite athletes, three masters will be rounding out the squad. They include 2006 World Masters Silver Medalist, 2 time U.S. Silver Medalist Henry Kramer, 2-time National Champion and 2006 Bronze Medalist Todd Hoefer, ,and top 10 National Championship finisher Gannon Myall.
In addition the sponsorship provided by California Giant Berry Farms and Specialized the team welcomes returning sponsors; Weyerhaeuser Paper Company, SRAM, Crank Brothers pedals, Squadra Team wear, TRP/Techtro and Clif Bar. Several other agricultural industry sponsors will also be featured and recognized as the season begins in the fall.
Beginning in October, the team will tackle a full Northern California schedule of races, the six Crank Brothers U.S Grand Prix races, CrossVegas as well as the National Cyclocross Championships in Kansas City, KS.
Watch for exciting results from the California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized Cyclocross team as the racing season begins. For more information on team activities or individual rider profiles, please contact Anthony Gallino or log onto
California Giant Berry Farms, one of the nation’s largest grower-shippers of fresh strawberries, has sponsored a cycling team for over six years and is proud to contribute to the health of American consumers by providing an abundant, healthy & delicious product. The company is committed to supporting cycling and other organizations that send positive messages about the importance of combining diet and exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.
2007-08 Roster
Andy Jacques-Maynes Capitola, CA
Chance Noble Camarillo, CA
Justin Robinson Santa Cruz, CA
Josie Beggs Capitola, CA
Melodie Metzger Berkeley, CA
Shelley Olds Saratoga, CA
Gannon Myall Lafayette, CA
Henry Kramer Menlo Park, CA
Todd Hoefer Watsonville, CA

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