To get some young blood on the team, fashion design undergrad Elle joins NEBC for 2010. Elle will spend part of the late winter/early spring season racing for her Dartmouth College collegiate team. Her overall strength in hills and flats alike will be a great asset in most any race this season.
Our Austrian physicist joined NEBC near the beginning of the 2009 season after moving east from California. After a dedicated winter of training, Carola’s willingness to go out on attacks in races will make her a valuable asset to the elite team this season. Look for her in the Austrian Nationals results in June.
One of the original members of the elite team, Susanne returns to NEBC for her fourth year. Susanne excels in crits, but after missing most of last year due to injury, she has come out of winter training ready to tackle the hills of Fitchburg.
Also one of the original members of the elite team, Nat returns to NEBC for her fourth year. After finishing up school last year, Nat is now a full-time working physical therapist. Nat is a strong force in crits in between planning for her summer wedding.
Coming from a running background, Clara started her racing career with NEBC as a cat 4 in 2008, and by the end of that season had upgraded to a cat 2. She moved up to the elite team in 2009 and became more comfortable in crits. Look for Clara as the road turns upwards.
Brooke returns for the fourth year as Team Director of the elite women’s team. As a cate 1 race, Brooke has raced on the national race calendar circuit for 15 years. In 2009 she won the masters 35-39 national points race on the track. For 2010, she has retired from road racing to spend more time with her 3 year old daughter Claire, but don’t count out the possibility of seeing her back on the track and occasionally entering some local criteriums with the elite team.
After spending the first part of her racing career getting muddy in mountain biking and excelling at the CBTT, NEBC President Cathy has decided to focus on road racing this season. She likes to remind us all that she’s the oldest member on the elite team, but you can’t tell by the strength she has on the bike, and all her off-the-bike outdoor activities.