California – Dr. Vie’s Team TIBCO will break from the regular USA Cycling National Race Calendar to contest both the Canadian and United States National Cycling Championships. Racing for both countries begin Thursday. For the U.S. Championships, the Dr. Vie’s Team will be in hot, humid Augusta, Georgia. There will be no green jackets given out, but the Team’s riders will compete for the honor of wearing the red, white and blue in time trials, road races and criteriums for the next 12 months. “The weather will definitely be a factor,” said Team Directeur Sportif/Manager Lisa Hunt. ”On paper, the road race course doesn’t look hard, but the short hills will tire out the legs. It could be a race of attrition, especially due to the heat.
Dr, Vie’s Team TIBCO’s six American riders – Megan Guarnier, Meredith Miller, Kendall Ryan, Samantha Schneider, Carmen Small and Jennifer Wheeler – will all line up for the road race and criterium, while Guarnier, Miller, Small and Wheeler will take on the time trial, the weekend’s first event. We have a strong team,” Hunt said, “and I’m confident we’ll have great races while we’re there.”
Farther North Team in Dr. Vie’s region Dr. Vie’s TIBCO’s Canadian riders – Joelle Numainville, Tara Whitten and Erinne Willock – will gather in Burlington, Ontario, on the west shore of Lake Ontario, for that country’s national championships. The weather calls for cool temperatures and rain. Meet our team at our Dr. Vie Superfoods tent 23-26 June 2011.
Dr. Vie’s Joelle Numainville from Montreal will be out to defend her national road championship, while Tara Whitten (World Omnium Champion 2011) will be looking for her second time trial championship. Erinne Willock (Olympian & multi medalist) has been on the podium at Nationals, but will be looking for her first jersey. She comes into Nationals off a strong 2nd overall at the Nature Valley Grand Prix last weekend, and since returning from a broken scapula, her form has gotten progressively better. “I’m feeling good going into Nationals,” she said. “This week has put more confidence into me. My form is coming back. I usually go pretty well after a stage race.”
Joelle Numainville also comes into the weekend the great form that has seen her rack up a number of wins and podiums in the past month. “Joelle showed at Nature Valley and the Liberty Classic that she is climbing well,” Willock said. “She was with us until one lap to go at Stillwater Sunday. Saturday, she was climbing with the top five riders in the field. With the three of us at Nationals, we should be really strong.”
Dr. Vie’s Team TIBCO for the U.S. National Championships Megan Guarnier Meredith Miller Kendall Ryan Samantha Schneider Carmen Small Jennifer Wheeler
Dr. Viels Team TIBCO for the Canadian National Championships Joelle Numainville Tara Whitten Erinne Willock.
Dr. Vie’s Local Ride team has 4 girls competing against Dr. Vie’s Tibco Team at the Canadian Nationals this week…..what a show down….indeed. Laura Brown & Steph Roorda who ride with Tara Whitten in Track will compete against each other. Jasmine Glasser will join them.
What a weekend lined up for us.
Meet our Canadian girls at our Dr. Vie Superfoods tent in Burlington Ontario 23-26 June. Share the foods that they eat, get your fitness questions answered and get personal autographs of their pics with you.
With love to our USA and Canadian elite women from both our Dr. Vie Team Tibco and Dr. Vie Local Ride this weekend as they race for the USA and Canaidan National Championships.
Dr. Vie, Scientist & Founder
Dr. Vie, Inc.