Ritchey Design-Sponsored Team OUCH Finishes Strong in Mexico

Andrew Pinfold, Cameron Evans and Karl Menzies succeed with the help of Ritchey Design components

SAN CARLOS, Calif. – March 11, 2009 – Riders from Team OUCH Presented by MAXXIS, sponsored by Ritchey Design, had two Stage wins and won the Overall Sprint Competition title at the La Vuelta de Mexico in Mexico City, March 1-8, 2009. Andrew Pinfold won Stage 8, making Team OUCH the first team to cross the finish line, while Cameron Evans won Stage 6 and Karl Menzies earned the Overall Sprint Competition title.

La Vuelta de Mexico is an eight-day, eight-stage race of over 1,300 kilometers (806 miles) of rolling and climbing (rated) terrains.

Team OUCH had several other strong finishes at La Vuelta de Mexico including:
• Floyd Landis' sixth place in Stage 7
• Karl Menzies' fourth place in Stage 1 and sixth place in Stage 8
• Andrew Pinfold's second place Stage 2 and third place in Stage 4

Team OUCH rides Ritchey WCS Alloy Logic II handlebars, 4Axis stems and 1Bolt seatposts in wet white as well as the WCS Carbon Interval TT handlebar and WCS Carbon Hammerhead TT handlebar. Ritchey's WCS line of components uses the latest forged alloy technologies to create the exceptional strength-to-weight ratios that have helped Team OUCH and others like it achieve racing victories.

Team OUCH will compete next at the San Dimas Stage Race March 20-22, 2009, in San Dimas, Calif.

About Ritchey 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 Fondital Pro Cycling Team. In the US Professional circuit, Ritchey partners with Team OUCH Powered by Maxxis , Jelly Belly Pro Cycling and Colavita/Sutterhome Pro Cycling Team. In the women's professional field, Ritchey partners with Team TIBCO and Colavita/ Sutterhome Women's Pro 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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