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2007 Team rosters

2007 Team Lipton headed by Kristin Armstrong

With 580 days until the beginning of the Olympic Summer Games, Team Lipton has assembled its roster and looks to build on a highly successful 2006 campaign that included a World Championship title, the National Road Championship title, the National Time Trial Championship title, the NRC overall Team title, over 35 wins and nearly 100 podium finishes.

Leading the Team Lipton squad again for 2007 will be Kristin Armstrong, the World Time Trial Champion, current U.S. National Road and Time Trial Champion and 2004 Olympian. The elite roster includes several Olympic hopefuls for the 2008 Beijing Games, and some of America’s best young riders. Team Lipton will expand its race calendar to prepare for the 2008 Olympics with a race schedule that includes more than 100 events in several countries.

"The teamm and its athletes are really motivated to use the momentum gained last year to have an even better season this year," said Thomas Liese, director sportif and former Tour de France rider and German national team member. "We’ve assembled a team of women who are on top of their game and who respect one another and work incredibly well together."

For 2007, Armstrong will be headlining a team with five returning riders from the 2006 squad, including Kori Kelly Seehafer, Grace Fleury, Lara (Daily Distraction) Kroepsch, Kristen (Sassy) LaSasso, and Meredith Miller. The squad is made complete with four newcomers, including Lauren Franges, Kim Geist, Brenda Lyons and Nicole Evans. Professional triathlete Rebeccah Wassner and two Ironman triathlon specialists will race an extensive multisport calendar that includes World Cups and the Hawaii Ironman World Championships.

"I couldn’t be happier with the team we have for this season," said Kristin Armstrong. "We have a really solid team with the most supportive staff and management."

2007 Team Lipton roster

Team Lipton consists of 13 top-level athletes, with a resume featuring the Olympic Games, the Tour de France, and the U.S. National and World Championship teams:

Kristin Armstrong, Boise, ID: 2006 World Time Trial Champion, 2005, 2006 National Time Trial Champion and 2006 National Road Champion, 2004 Olympian and US top finisher in the road race
Kori Kelly Seehafer, Louisville, CO: Ranked in the top-10 of American road cyclists
Grace Fleury, Winston-Salem, NC: 2006 Stage 8 winner Tour de l’Aude, 2005 Atlanta 10K Classic champion and 3rd place, 2005 U.S. National time trials
Lara Kroepsch, Newbury Park, CA: 2005 Colorado State Cyclocross Champion; Two-time Collegiate National Criterium and 2005 International Women’s Criterium champion
Kristen LaSasso, La Canada, CA: 2006 Cascade Cycling Classic Champion, climbing specialist
Meredith Miller, Fort Collins, CO: European World Cup veteran, all-around rider
Lauren Franges, Asheville, NC: Ranked in the top-10 of American road cyclists, all-around rider
Brenda Lyons, Santa Rosa, CA: Criterium specialist, 2006 Tour de Toona Stage Winner
Kimberly Geist, Emmaus, PA: A track and sprint specialist
Nicole Evans, Sandy, UT: A climbing and stage race specialist
Rebeccah Wassner, New York, NY: 2004 Pro Rookie Triathlete of the Year and World Cup triathlete
Kiki Rutkowski, MD, San Francisco, CA: Ironman World Championship top finisher in 2004 and 2005
Bodil Arlander, San Francisco, CA: Ironman specialist and multiple-time All-American

Thomas Liese, Leipzig, Germany: Director Sportif, Tour de France finisher, former German National Champion


2007 team rosters