2006 Team rosters
Kristin Armstrong & Thomas Liese join TEAm Lipton
Women's cycling and triathlon squad TEAm Lipton has announced two major acquisitions for 2006 in new director sportif Thomas Liese and rider Kristin Armstrong.
The 2005 US national time trial champion and 2004 US road champion, Armstrong represented the US at the 2004 Olympics; her recent palmares also includes victories in stages of the Pomona Valley Stage Race, Sea Otter, San Dimas Stage Race and overall victory in the 2005 Cascade Classic.
Thomas Liese is a former world champion, Olympian and Tour de France finisher with over 20 years of road and track racing at the sport's highest level. The TEAm will compete in USA Cycling national road and track events and Ironman and international triathlon events, capping the season with the U.S. Track National Championships in October. "I'm looking forward to bringing my experience and knowledge to this group of exemplary athletes," said Liese. "I plan to create the perfect team environment and give direction that will motivate these women to perform at their very best."
TEAm Ambassadors of the LIPTON Live Well Challenge
Fuelled by tea and propelled by fitness, TEAm LIPTON aim to be role models for Americans taking on the LIPTON Live Well Challenge. Partnering with BikeTown USA, TEAm LIPTON and the Challenge will help Americans make positive changes in their lives by incorporating tea and exercise in their daily routines, giving away one bike a day and LIPTON tea for over 150 days. The TEAm will travel across 10 cities, bringing the Challenge to life and encouraging Americans to drink three servings of tea everyday and bike three times a week as a simple way to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Kristin Armstrong, Boise, Idaho: Olympian, 2005 U.S. National time trial
Other supporting sponsors of the team include Fuji Bicycles, Shimano, Biemme, Fi:z;ik Saddles, Oval Concepts, LAS helmets, Rider Sandals, CamelBak, DeFeet, Smith Optics, Cateye, SKS, SciCon, Arundel and Clif Bars. For more information about TEAm LIPTON, go to www.teamlipton.com.