Ritchey Design-Sponsored Luis Amaran Wins Joe Martin Stage Race

Last weekend's event brought several race wins to four Ritchey Design-sponsored teams
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SAN CARLOS, Calif. - May 12, 2010 - Luis Amaran, rider for the Ritchey Design-sponsored team Jamis/Sutter Home Men' Cycling Team, won the 33rd annual Joe Martin Stage Race in Fayetteville, Arkansas May 6 - 9, 2010 racing on the Ritchey Design WCS Logic II Bar, 4-Axis Stem, and WCS 1-Bolt Seat Post. It is his first National Racing Calendar (NRC) stage win and makes him the leader of the men's NRC points race.

Riders on Ritchey Design-sponsored teams UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team presented by Maxxis, ColaVita/Baci Women's Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light, and Webcor Builders Women's Professional Cycling also proved successful at the Joe Martin Stage Race winning several stages with Ritchey WCS and SuperLogic components.

"Our WCS and Superlogic products have long track records of bringing riders impressive wins," said Angelo DiGiovine, Ritchey Design Sr. Marketing Coordinator. "The results from our teams at Joe Martin are further proof that Ritchey understands how component fit, strength and weight help riders excel at their maximum competitive level."

The fit of the WCS Logic II bars helped Amaran sprint to the finish of the Stage 2 road race and take the overall lead, which he kept for the remaining two stages. Ritchey WCS cockpits sharpen the maneuverability and precision of the team's bikes, helping them secure Amaran's individual finishes and overall win.

Karl Menzies and Matt Crane of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team presented by Maxxis also tasted victory at the Joe Martin Stage race on the WCS Logic II bars. Menzies and Crane won first and second places, respectively, in the Stage 4 criterium, one of the toughest in the country with twelve corners and a steep uphill finish.

Webcor Builders Women's Professional Cycling's Katherine Mattis earned an impressive podium finish on the Stage 1 uphill time trial racing on the lightweight SuperLogic Carbon Clincher Wheelset. She not only won the 10 percent grade time trial, but she also secured second overall for the Stage Race.

The Ritchey WCS Echelon Pedals provide the ColaVita/Baci Women's Cycling Team confident, secure, and efficient power transfer under the most rigorous racing conditions.

Modesta Vzesniauskaite of ColaVita/Baci Women's Cycling Team presented by Cooking Light as she sprinted to the finish line of Stages 2 and 3, both road races, to take two consecutive wins.

UnitedHealthcare will race in the AMGEN Tour of California May 16 -23, 2010. All four teams mentioned above will race in cities around the country at events on the National Racing Calendar.

More information about Ritchey Design and its road and mountain bike components can be found at www.ritcheylogic.com.

Photo credit: Jonathan Devich / epicimages.us

About Ritchey Design Sponsorships
Founded on Tom Ritchey's own passion of riding and racing, for 35 years Ritchey Design has been dedicated to supporting profession and grassroots cycling teams across the globe. On the International level, Ritchey partners with Lampre and Omega Pharma-Lotto Cycling road Team. In the US Professional circuit, Ritchey partners with Jamis/Sutter Home Men's Pro Cycling Team and UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team. In the women's professional field, Ritchey partners in the U.S. with ColaVita/Baci Women's Cycling Team and Webcor Builders Women's Professional Cycling Team. On the Grassroots level, Ritchey supports over 100 teams across the United States and Canada. For inquiries regarding Ritchey sponsorship please visit www.ritcheylogic.com.

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