The Colavita/espnW Pro Cycling Team is heading to Minnesota for the Nature Valley Grand Prix. Representing the squad will be Kathryn Bertine, Jamie Dinkins Bookwalter, and Mary Zider. Julie Beveridge of the Canadian Olympic Long Team will ride in Colavita/espnW colors for the event.
The five-stage Nature Valley Grand Prix begins on June 13 and continues through June 17. Follow Colavita/espnW’s results throughout the race at Team Colavita
About the Colavita/espnW Pro Cycling Team (USA)
Colavita, marketers of the #1 brand of Italian extra virgin olive oil, is nearing its 10th anniversary in the pro peloton. Since 2003, women’s teams powered by Colavita olive oil and pasta have consistently ranked in the top 10 in the NRC, with #1 rankings in 2010 and 2011.
To mark this important milestone, Colavita has recruited a team of inspiring athletes and partnered with espnW to raise the profile of women’s cycling. Former Colavita pros Tina Pic, the six-time US National Criterium Champion, and Olympian Iona Wynter Parks are leading this new generation of pro riders.
At the same time, Colavita continues to cultivate talent at the grassroots level. Team Colavita is the largest recreational cycling organization in the US, with 14 regional teams representing over 600 amateur women, men, and youth cyclists in more than 20 states from coast to coast. Follow Team Colavita at www.Facebook.com/TeamColavita; results, news, and information are available at www.TeamColavita.com.
Family-owned Colavita USA LLC, headquartered in Edison, NJ, has been importing and distributing Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil for over 30 years. Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil is recognized as the #1 Italian brand in the US and has earned awards from renowned cooking publications such as Fine Cooking and Cook’s Illustrated and general-interest magazines like Men’s Health.