Thursday, October 18, 2012

Megan Guarnier Joins Marianne Vos

Dutch-based Rabobank women's cycling team has announced the signing of American powerhouse and US national champion Megan Guarnier to a contract for the coming season, further strengthening a deep line-up that includes Olympic and world road racing champion Marianne Vos, GC threat Annemiek Van Vlueten, Iris Slappendel, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot, and fellow newcomer Lucinda Brand.

Guarnier leading the climb up Chilkoot Hill as she wins the final stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix with a solo breakaway.

The 27 year old Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Middlebury College with a degree in neuroscience works for an engineering firm in nuclear risk assessment when she's not making things difficult for the other riders in the women's peloton, as she did in her victory in the most difficult stage of the Nature Valley Grand Prix, the prestigious Giro della Toscana, and the US national championships.  Guarnier has shown that she has the talent and determination to compete at the high level of European women's racing and has said in interviews that she is looking forward to riding for a team that can make her a better cyclist.  Her penchant for aggressive tactics and solo breakaways makes her one of the world's most exciting riders.

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Megan Guarnier puts on her game face at the line-up.

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