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Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling Announces 2017 Roster

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Visit Dallas DNA continues to build in its second UCI season

Dallas, TX   Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling is pleased to announce its roster for 2017, as a number of international riders and promising young talent are added for the team’s second season in the UCI ranks.

“We are very excited about the diversity of talent that we are bringing together for UCI and US Professional Road Tour racing next year,” says Scott Warren, the team’s Sport Director.

Returning riders include Mandy Heintz who won the bronze medal at the USA Professional Road National Championship and Mia Manganello who won the points competition at the Cascade Cycling Classic. Katie Clouse will move up to the UCI team for 2017 after taking home numerous victories in national championship, junior, and elite races while with the Visit Dallas DNA development squad this year.

Visit Dallas DNA’s roster will feature riders from Great Britain, New Zealand, and Germany. Joining the team is Claire Rose, who had a break-out season with the silver medal at Great Britain’s individual time trial national championship race, as well as multiple podiums in international races such as Euskal Emakumeen XXIX Bira, Tour de Bretagne, and the Ljubljana-Domzale-Ljubljana TT.

Also new to the squad is Michaela Drummond, a star rider who has dominated junior track racing in New Zealand. Michaela has won multiple honors including 18 national titles in road and track, two Oceania track titles, and the gold medal in team pursuit at the UCI Junior Track Cycling World Championships. Michaela will look to build experience in UCI road racing with Visit Dallas DNA in 2017.

2017 Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling Roster

  • Katie Clouse (USA)
  • Kathryn Donovan (USA)
  • Michaela Drummond (NZL)
  • Catherine Fegan-Kim (GBR)
  • Mandy Heintz (USA)
  • Jennifer Luebke (USA)
  • Mia Manganello (USA)
  • Melinda McCutcheon (USA)
  • Hanna Muegge (GER)
  • Breanne Nalder (USA)
  • Claire Rose (GBR)
  • Anna Sparks (USA) 

“We had a great season this year which included podiums in 5 USAC National Championship races and the overall win in the USA CRITS 2016 team competition. We are looking forward to another successful year and thank all of our returning sponsors for making this possible,” said Team Co-Owner, Lee Whaley.

Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling is a registered UCI Women’s Team and is a joint venture owned and managed by FCS and K4 Racing. The team’s website is www.visitdallasDNA.com. Official social media properties of Visit Dallas DNA: facebook.com/DNAPlan7K4, instagram.com/dnak4, and  twitter.com/DNA_K4 .

Visit Dallas and the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau’s goal is to market Dallas as the ideal convention and visitor destination to the regional, national, and international marketplace and to favorably impact the Dallas economy through meetings and tourism. The Dallas metro area is the leading business and financial center in the Southwest, offering visitors an unparalleled array of amenities including more than 75,000 hotel rooms, flexible meeting space, moderate climate, service-oriented staff, and two major airports with more domestic nonstop flights than any other U.S. City. Dallas is the ninth-largest city in the US and part of the fourth-largest metropolitan area, it is the top visitor destination in Texas and the only one in the southwest to host five major professional sports leagues. www.visitdallas.com #DallasBIG

DNACYCLING designs and manufactures custom kits for teams and professional quality cyclewear for the everyday rider. DNACYCLING embodies all that is cycling, embracing tradition, style and performance. Each custom piece is produced with the highest quality and handcrafted with Italian flair and a sense for dressing up well. Whether riding on dirt or asphalt, DNACYCLING is dedicated to all those losing themselves in the ride. Functionality, simplicity, and flair. www.dnacycling.com #ItsOurDNA

Founded in 1840, in the Basque region of northern Spain, Orbea is a premium manufacturer of road, mountain, and triathlon bicycles at the forefront of bicycle design and technology. Now celebrating its 175th anniversary, Orbea has introduced its most comprehensive bike range to date. The company’s fighting spirit is realized through its sponsorship of the world’s top athletes including Samuel Sanchez (Gold in Olympics), Pedro Delgado (Victory in the Vuelta a Espana), and Catharine Pendrel (MTB World Championship Title). www.orbea.com #RideFightWin

Other team sponsors: Cotton Sox Photography, Plan 7 Endurance Coaching, Job-Dox, Markosian Auto, Prologo, Maxim Sports Nutrition USA, Rudy Project North America, power2max, Doc’s Skincare, Altra Running, Speedplay, Jagwire, Dynotron, Three 9 Consulting, Arundel Bicycle Company, Rocket7, Attract Interact, Full Speed Ahead, Vision, Wilkins Finston Friedman. 

MEDIA CONTACT – Catherine Fegan-Kim, +1 (801) 910-1456, k4racingteam@gmail.com

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