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2005 Team rosters

Great Dane Velo Club

Madison, Wisconsin's Great Dane Velo Club has announced its 2005 elite team roster. The team will focus on the Wisconsin Cup competition and the NRC International Cycling Classic but will also compete nationally at select NRC and other events.

The Great Dane Velo Club is comprised of professional working adults, college students and high school students, and the team includes an U18 junior squad. Racing tactics, techniques, and training methods are shared between the elite and junior riders, producing the best junior racing team in the Midwest.

"I'm very excited for the 2005 season to get under way," said Team President John Kunert. "Our 2005 team is going to be really successful. We have a strong team comprised of both returning riders and new riders."

The 2004 season was a very successful campaign for the Great Dane Velo Club with several race wins along with several state championship medals and excellent results in the season-long Wisconsin Cup Series. The Category 3 Team was exceptionally strong with Adam Blanchard winning both the State Time Trial and State Road Race Championships. For 2005, the Category 3 Team will be looking to continue its strong results.

As a team, the Great Dane Velo Club provides recognition to its sponsors through participating in races, local community events, and as moving billboards. Programs and events the Great Dane Velo Club has promoted include the GDVC Spring Criterium Series and the Tuesday Night Race Series.

The Great Dane Velo Club has the following sponsors for the 2004 season: BR Diamond Suite, Planning & Associates, Bridgeport Investments, TEFF Chiropractic, Wyngaard Law, Planet Bike, Stoton Cycle, Klein Bicycles, Bontrager Wheelworks, and Just Coffee.

Elite Team Roster

Ben Anderson, 2
Randy Bailey, 2
Jesse Bartholomew, 2
William Baudhuin, 2
Gregg Bednorski, 2
Tom Boehnen, 2
Steve Downs, 2
Kyle Fingerson, 2
Edward Hickey, 2
Matt Holecko, 2
Robby Kozich, 2
Paul Kronser, 2
John Kunert, 2
Jason Landretti, 2
Chris Morris, 2
Paul Nilsen, 2
Randy Peterson, 1
Matt Racine, 2
Chris Reidy, 2
Jay Weatherford, 2
John Wilson, 2
John Wyngaard, 2

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2005 team rosters