Team Kenda p/b RACC
Based in Indiana, Team Kenda presented by RACC, is a grassroots program that lists many elite riders from across the country. Aside of supporting a strong US Domestic Elite Team, this is a team whose mission is to build the sport of women’s cycling by developing Junior, U-23 and Collegiate riders. Creative management has kept this team strong for years despite changes in sponsorship and the wavering economy.
Team Kenda is a marketer’s dream. This all-women team is comprised of riders between the ages of 14 to nearly 50, who compete both regionally and nationally. Citizenship is mostly U.S. with some International influence. Team Kenda features regional programs in the Southeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and Western United States.
In 2012, the team finished 9th in the National Racing Calendar (NRC) Women’s Team competition and 2nd in the USA CRITS Series. For 2013, Team Kenda p/b RACC will not only pursue a higher NRC/NCC ranking, but also compete again as a Division 1 Team in the USA CRITS Championship Series. Tour of America’s Dairyland remains a team priority.
Team Kenda p/b RACC 2013 Roster:
Lauren De Crescenzo – 22 years old. Originally from Broomfield, Colorado.
Results: 1st – 2012 Greenville Spring Training Series, Greenville, SC; 3rd – 2012 The Boro Battle “Bring em Out” Road Race, Statesboro, GA; 3rd – 2012 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals Road Race, Ogden, Utah.
Jacqueline Denny – 17 years old. Originally from Liberty, Missouri.
Results: 3rd – 2011 Junior Track National Championships, Individual Pursuit, Frisco, TX; 1st – 2011 Junior Track National Championship, Team Pursuit, Frisco, TX.
Amity Elliot – Originally from Parkton, Maryland.
Results: 6th – 2012 Louisville Criterium, CO; 7th – 2012 Joe Martin Stage Race, AR; 4th – 2012 Tour of Vail, Vail, CO.
Fabienne Gerard – 41 years old. Originally from Vagney, France.
Results: 9th – 2012 Tour of the Battenkill Pro/1/2, NY; 5th – 2012 Grants Tomb Criterium, NY.
Colleen Gulick – 21 years old. Originally from Parkerford, Pennsylvania.
Results: 2012 Glamour Magazine Top Ten College Women Award Winner; 1st – 2012 USA CRITS Series Overall U25; 2nd – 2012 USA CRITS Series Overall Pro Women.
Gwen Inglis – 38 years old. Currently resides in Lakewood, Colorado.
Results: 2nd – 2013 South Mountain Circuit Race, Phoenix, AZ; 3rd – 2013 Louisville Crit, Louisville, CO; 1st – 2013 Weld County Road Race, Johnstown, CO; 1st – 2013 Deer Trail Road Race, Deer Trail, CO.
Terra James – 33 years old. Originally from While Bear Lake, Minnesota.
Results: 2nd – 2012 Quad Cities Criterium Cat 2/3, Davenport, IA; 3rd – NVGP Fixed Gear Classic Endurance Omnium, National Sport Center Velodrome, Blaine MN; 3rd – 2012 NSC Velodrome Track Rider of the Year – Series, Blaine, MN.
Stacey Jensen – 33 years old. Originally from Los Angeles, California.
Results: 2nd – 2012 Grant’s Tomb Criterium, New York City, NY; 1st – 2011 Bennington Race Weekend Criterium, Bennington, VT; 1st – Sterling Road Race, Sterling, MA.
Elizabeth Lauer – 27 years old. Originally from Whitewater, Wisconsin.
Results: 1st – 2012 LaCrosse Omnium Road Race, LaCrosse, WI; 2nd – 2012 LaCrosse Omnium Overall, LaCrosse, WI; 2nd – Great Dane #2, Madison, WI; 2nd – 2012 Menomonee Park Criterium, Menomonee Falls, WI.
Irena Ossola – 24 years old. Grew up between Italy and the US.
Results: 19th – 2013 Old Pueblo Grand Prix, Tucson, AZ; 7th – 2013 Tucson Bicycle Classic, Tucson, AZ
Shannon Parrish – 33 years old. Originally from West Palm Beach, Florida.
Results (Career Highlights): 3rd – Overall Tour de Louisiane Stage Race; 1st – Global Imports Sandy Springs; 2nd – Sunny King; 2nd – Georgia Cup-Union City.
Gabrielle Pilote – 19 years old. Orginally from St-Augustin de Desmaure, Canada.
Results: 2012 KOM jersey at Green Mountain stage race; 2nd – 2012 Tour of the Catskill
Laura Ralston – 30 years old. Originally from Reading, United Kingdom.
Results: 1st – 2012 USA Collegiate Nationals Criterium; 1st – 2012 USA Collegiate Nationals TTT; 1st – 2012 New England Regional Criterium Championship; 1st – 2012 New York State Road Championship
Amanda Schaap – 29 years old. Resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Results: 1st – 2012 Tour de Grove (cat 3/4), St. Louis, MO; 1st – 2012 West Michigan Stage Race 3/4: Crit, Grand Rapids, MI; 1st – 2012 West Michigan Stage Race 3/4: Overall, Grand Rapids, MI.
Amber Vredenburg – 19 years old. Originally from Monterey, California.
Results: 1st – 2012 Sea Otter Classic – Crit, Monterey, California; 1st – 2012 Joe Martin Stage Race – Crit 3/4, Fayetteville, Arkansas; 1st – 2012 Joe Martin Stage Race – GC 3/4, Fayetteville, Arkansas.