Jeff Kerkove training outside Boulder, CO

With the 2009 season not too far off, members of Team Topeak-Ergon USA are getting their training and race schedules dialed.  New for 2009, the team has added  4 new riders…

Eddie & Namrita O’dea – Atlanta, GA
This husband and wife combo is a powerhouse on and off the bike.  Along with a full schedule of racing, these athletes also run and promote two of the largest races in the Southeast:  Fools Gold 100 and the BURN 24 Hour Challenge.  With podium finishes at major 24 hour and 100 mile races across the USA, you can expect more of the same in 2009.  You can keep track of the O’dea’s on their personal websites.

Sonya Looney – Boulder, CO
Sonya brings her “Don’t give up” attitude to the team in 2009.  This technical savvy & power rider has proven she can excel at all formats of racing.  Her goals for 2009 include top finishes at the Leadville 100, Marathon Nationals, and cross-country races in the Mountain States Cup Series.  With a large outreach on and off the bike, you can also expect to see Sonya heading up “Women Only Group Rides” and getting her hands dirty in IMBA organized events.

Yuki Saito – Denver, CO
Hailing from Japan, Yuki Saito comes to the USA to further his college education and development on the bike.  Known as an endurance racer and a specialist on power and technical courses, Yuki is sure to turn some heads amongst fans and fellow competitors. With a strong finish at the 2008 Leadville 100 and a solo win at the 12 Hours of Snowmass, Yuki has proven himself as an up & comer in the long distance format.  Keep an eye out for Yuki at cross-country, marathon, and endurance races across the Mountain West.

Dave Wiens
Jeff Kerkove
Sonya Looney
Yuki Saito
Namrita O’Dea
Eddie O’Dea

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