EVOL Racing Women’s Elite Road Team
New for 2015, EVOL Racing introduces the EVOL Women’s Elite Road Team to take on the fierce Colorado competition. After dominating the 2014/2015 cyclocross season, the EVOL Women’s team is excited to continue their success in racing, leadership, and mentorship on and off the road this spring and summer.
Six women comprise the women’s road team including EVOL cyclocross racers Kate Powlison, Melissa Barker, and Kristen Legan. New to the team are veteran racers Beth Fisk and Margell Abel as well as development athlete, Christa Ghent. While the women are racing under a new team - EVOL Racing - they are no strangers to each other. Most of the member raced together as a team in the 2014 road season and they’re excited to stick together and build on previous successes.
|Kate Powlison rocked Cross Nationals!|
While local races are the main focus this season for EVOL Racing, the women’s team is also working to help advance women’s cycling from the grassroots up. Team leader, Kristen Legan explains, “Our goal is to create positive and educational race opportunities for developing athletes through mentorship from seasoned racers.” Through this mentorship, the goal is to help bridge the gap between local racing and national level races so that emerging athletes can purposefully progress to the next level.
The Colorado road season is underway and EVOL Racing is looking forward to a full lineup of races ranging from crits to gravel grinders. Watch for the EVOL Women’s Team as they take on Colorado’s finest cyclists throughout the season. Also, make sure to stop by the Breeze Bars tent after each race as these competitive women also love to kick back, enjoy, and share their post-race cocktail creations.
Kate comes into the 2015 season motivated to race and excited to have a powerful team behind her. With her masterful skills on the dirt, Kate is ready to crush on all of dirt road races this year.
With a wicked fast sprint, Christa is gunning for the “Queen of Crits” title this year. Proof that powerful things can come in small packages; Christa will be one to watch in any sprint finish road race or crit this season.
Margell brings tons of experience to the team with years of elite racing as well as coaching and mentoring young riders. Margell is a master tactician and reads races as if she can see into the future.
Beth is another seasoned racer who not only provides valuable race insights and tactics, but she can also tear the competition’s legs off. It’s not uncommon to see Beth throwing down attack after attack to help her team take the win.
As the new member of the EVOL road team, Melissa will be a huge asset with her quick sprint and strong diesel engine. Melissa is coming off a winning cyclocross season and excited to continue her success this spring and summer on the road.
With new focus and determination, Kristen comes into the 2015 season ready to throw down. Kristen is shooting to dominate the various stage races around Colorado as well as a few long distance gravel races throughout the U.S.
EVOL Race Calendar
April 4 Louisville Crit
April 11 Boulder Roubaix
April 12 Stazio Crit
April 19 Federal Center Crit
May 2 Koppenberg
May 15-17 Superior Morgul Stage Race
May 30 City Park Crit
June 14 Yeti Beti Mtn Bike Race
June 21 Golden Granfondo
June 26-28 Boulder Stage Race
July 4 Firecracker 50 Mtb Race
August 1 Littleton Crit (NCC Race)
August 2 Bannock Street Crit