BePink is a new Italian women's professional team which also recently signed Noemi Cantele, the current Italian national champion in road racing and time trial (also silver and bronze medalist the Mendrisio World Championships in 2009). Cantele is a transfer from Team Garmin-Cervélo. BePink is managed by Walter Zini.
"For me 2012 is a really important year as I aim towards the Olympic Games in London, this is my most important objective of the season", said Cantele. "After many years in foreign teams it gives me great satisfaction to defend the colors of an Italian team while wearing the tricolore jersey. The project developed by BePink was of immediate interest to me because of its innovative approach of aiming to develop the professional growth of female athletes a full 360 degrees. I have known Walter Zini for many years, I know how he works and the professionalism with which he operates. I'm sure this is the choice best for me."
The BePink team will be comprised of Noemi Cantele, Alice Algisi, Alena Amialiesiuk, Chiara Favaron Bissoli, Elke Gebhardt, Simona Frapporti, Oxana Kozonchuk, Julia Martisova, Dalia Muccioli, Eleonora Patuzzo, Gloria Presti, Evelyn Garcia, Silvia Valsecchi and Petra Zrimsek.
BePink began it's season with its first training camp, held in Cervinia, from 14 to 18 December. The team's first race will be the Ladies Tour of Qatar, 1 to 3 February.
Photo: Cantele on her way to silver in the time trial at 2009 World Championships.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
BePink, New Italian Women's Team Attracts Noemi Cantele
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Nice to see someone step up to fill the gap left by that other team. Larry thinks more of the bike companies should pony up a share of the hefty profits they make on Chinese-made bikes to support women's cycling teams. If the bike industry won't support bike racing, who will?ReplyDelete