Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Excel Sports CrossVegas Announces Rider Lineup

For Immediate Release

Excel Sports CrossVegas Announces Rider Lineup

Trio of American Silver Medalists Lead the Fields

August 29 (Boulder, Colo) The stars will come out in Las Vegas during the Excel Sports CrossVegas scheduled for September 26 led by a trio of Americans who harvested Silver Medals at the 2007 World Championships in Belgium. Look for Jonathan Page, Katie Compton and Danny Summerhill to line up for this early ‘cross season event held during the Interbike tradeshow.

Jonathan Page’s second place finish in January was the top placing ever by an American rider in the Elite World Championships. He’ll line up wearing the jersey of the Belgian-based Sunweb – ProJob cycling team.

One of his young rivals in Las Vegas will be fellow 2007 Silver Medalist Danny Summerhill of the Clif Bar Development Cross Team. Summerhill pulled off his near win in the Junior category.

Katie Compton rounds out the trio of medalists in the Elite Women’s field. Compton, of the Spike Shooter team, fought a battle in the mud of Belgium to take a much-deserved second place.

Joining the Americans from the international cyclocross scene will be Joachim Parbo, Danish National Champion, Davide Frattini of Colavita-Sutter Homes, and Jim Bryan of the British National Team. Several other international riders are expected to announce their participation shortly.

Lining up from the domestic racing scene will be Tony Cruz finishing out his career with Discovery Racing Team, Chuck Coyle of the Successful Living presented by Parkpre Team, Todd Wells of GT, his brother Troy Wells as well as Mark McCormack both of Team Clif Bar Cyclocross. Look for even more announcements from domestic racers in the next weeks.

The UCI Category 2 race will attract top U.S. Cyclocross racers as well as Europeans chasing all-important UCI points to the “Entertainment Capital of the World” for an early cyclocross season showdown.

The course will be at Desert Breeze Soccer Complex, a Clark County Park Department facility in western Las Vegas 6 miles from the “Vegas Strip.” Fully lighted, the park features grassy slopes and paved paths that will make for a challenging course.

Racing categories and schedules are Elite Women at 7:30 pm and Elite Men at 9:00 pm.

Excel Sports CrossVegas will be taped for broadcast on Altitude Sports and Entertainment Network later in the fall reaching over 5.2 million households in 10 Midwestern and western states. Initial airdate is Saturday November 10 at 3:00 MST.

Sponsors for the event are Excel Sports, Clark County Department of Parks, Clif Shot, TRP, Qdoba Mexican Grill, VeloNews, Vermarc Sportswear and

Complete race details for Excel Sports CrossVegas at

DBC Events is a Boulder Colorado event promotion company specializing in bicycle races. The company has produced over 150 days of racing since 1988. Besides Excel Sports CrossVegas the company produces The Redline Cup Cyclocross race (Nov. 3, 2007), The Boulder Cup Cyclocross race (Nov. 4, 2007) and numerous road races during the spring season. Additional information at

Excel Sports is a Boulder Colorado online and catalog retailer of bicycles, parts and accessories. Started in 1988, the company serves avid cyclists around the globe through its 80-page color catalog and website


Media Inquiries:

Brook Watts, Marketing Director


Thursday, August 23, 2007

2nd annual Lion of Fairfax cyclo-cross race set for Saturday, 29 September

Wednesday, 22 September 2007, Fairfax, CA - For Immediate Release

2nd annual Lion of Fairfax cyclo-cross race set for Saturday, 29 September, with
pre race cross clinic the week before.

Last year’s inaugural White Hill Middle School Cyclo-Cross Race, in Marin County, is
back for 2007. All proceeds from the race are being donated to White Hill Middle
School to help fund necessities which are now treated as extras in today's world of
tightening budgets. A pre race, cross clinic, will be held on Saturday, 22 September, at
the race site (White Hill Middle School) at 10 AM. Instruction on proper cyclo-cross
technique will be offered by top riders.

With Team Dolcevita Cycling stepping up to co-promote the race with Big Swingin’ Cycles
of San Francisco, and the White Hill Parent Club, additional resources have been
added to improve the event. $5000 (and counting) prize purse - cash and merchandise,
awards for top 5 in category AND “mediocre” the person finishing mid pack in his / her
category - an award for “the common man” so to speak. There will be changes to the
course promising to make it more fun and challenging for racers, says race organizer,
Brian Bruckner of Big Swingin’ Cycles in San Francisco. Parents and kids in the Ross
Valley School District will also be competing for “bragging rights” in a competition within
the competition for the “Top Cross” school in the district.

Youngsters will once again get a chance to test their cross skills in one of the best cross
kids’ races anywhere. Separate categories exist for kids 6-9, who will do one complete
lap of the approx. 1.7 mile course, 10-13 (2 laps) - as well as an official Juniors (10-17)
category - for those serious enough to want to do a full 30 minutes.

Additional information, including the race “hot line” and link to on line registration can be
found at

Monday, August 06, 2007


For immediate release…
August 1, 2007
Contact: Anthony Gallino


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/Tektro 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