May 20, 2013
Pactimo congratulates fellow Coloradan, Kristin McGrath for her third place finish at the Amgen Tour of California Women’s Time Trial.
Evelyn Stevens (Specialized-lululemon), the former U.S. national champion, took first in the 31-kilometer TT with 55:49, followed 56 seconds later by Alison Powers (NOW-Novartis for MS). Kristin McGrath (Exergy TWENTY16) would claim third with 1:24 behind the leader.
In addition to bringing attention to Kristin’s outstanding effort, Pactimo is also thrilled to announce the recent partnership with Exergy TWENTY16. It will be our pleasure to provide custom cycling apparel to the team throughout the 2013-2014 season. The photos below show the personalized Summit Speed skinsuits we made for the Amgen Women’s TT riders.
Kristin was never one to be left out…
Growing up in Durango, Colorado with her 4 brothers, Kristin was never one to be left out. She followed them in every activity they did; from soccer, to swimming, skiing and kayaking and within this environment she became a natural competitor.
A full-ride soccer scholarship landed her at University of Tennessee but a knee injury her senior year ended Kristinʼs run as a soccer player. While doctors advised cycling as rehab, Kristin figured her competitive career was over and after graduating from UT, with a degree in Exercise Physiology, she started making strides to enroll in medical school.
But, it was her early successes in a few collegiate cycling races that would land Kristin a pro contract to race with Colavita in 2008. Medical school was put on hold while Kristin hit the rode, honing her skills and racking up some impressive career highlights. Today she is in her fourth year with the Exergy TWENTY16 squad.
Congratulations, Kristin, on a great TOC ride!
About Exergy TWENTY16
The athletes of Exergy TWENTY16 are making a lasting impact on women’s cycling proving that women can achieve greatness given the opportunity. This is enabled through their close involvement with their sponsors and USA Cycling. The program has achieved countless elite, U23 and junior national titles over its seven year span in the disciplines of road, track and cyclocross. TWENTY12 athletes; 2008 and 2012 Olympic gold medalist Kristin Armstrong and 2012 silver medalist Lauren Tamayo continue to work within the program, Armstrong as the High Performance Director and Tamayo as an athlete and Team Captain, their unmatched experience and palamares provide the future champions with much needed support and guidance on the road to Rio 2016. The 2013 program supports 14 professional athletes and 14 Junior athletes. Their unique team model enables experienced riders to perform at their highest potential and offers junior riders a ground breaking mentor program, developing future champions and leaders.
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