by Kat Hunter
ATC Women's Racing becomes Snapple-ATC Racing in 2012
In June 2011, Austin Tri-Cyclist put together a team of some of the fastest female triathletes and time trialists in Austin. We raced as "ATC Women's Racing" in the shop jerseys, competing regularly in the Driveway Series, as well as a handful of late-season road races. For all of us, it was a learning experience. Though most team members were experienced and accomplished cyclists, crits and road races were a new format.
Getting a small, dedicated women's cycling team off the ground isn't as easy as it sounds. But thanks to the investment and support of our sponsors, spouses, and friends, we're excited to begin racing in 2012 as Snapple-ATC Racing. Our roster for 2012 includes former Division-1 runner Leah Soro, ATC's shop owner and former professional duathlete Missy Ruthven, top-ranking amateur triathlete and runner Marla Briley, Maggi Finley of the acclaimed Snapple Tri Pro/Elite team, and myself.
Check out our new website, snappleatcracing.com, to learn more about the team.
Special thanks to our sponsors, the Snapple Tri team, Austin-Tri Cyclist, Performance Wellness, The Law Office of Bradley Houston, Texas GSP Rescue, and B&W Truck, Trailer & Machine Shop, and to Kent Snead, Gray Skinner, Don Ruthven, Dustin Finley, Adam Stroobandt, and Jack Mott for their support and enthusiasm.