Welcome our 2017 Pro Women!

Welcome our 2017 Pro Women!

The Pro Women’s race is going to be a great one!  With Chloe Woodruff defending her title and going for a 3rd win, she has a strong list of competitors trying to take the top step away.  This is going to be good folks!

Check out the full sortable list of racers.

Chloe Woodruff:  Reigning champ for 2 years, Chloe is returning to again defend her title!   She races for  Team Stan’s NoTubes – PIVOT and TEAM USA. She’s not going to give up her top step without a serious fight. Find her at http://www.chloewoodruff.com/ or on twitter @chloewoodruff 

Kaitlyn Patterson: 

After a show of pure perseverance and grit, Kaitlyn took 2nd last year. She moved to Ann Arbor and is hitting the medical books but after last year, she will not be underestimated or overlooked at the start line.

Amy Beisel:

Amy finally got her podium spot last year with 3rd and we sure she’s gunning for that Ice Trophy this year.   She races Procycling/Kenda. She credits her brother, also a pro cyclist, with encouraging her to buy her first mountain bike.  Amy is also the 2016 Fat Bike World Champion, she’ll be ready if it starts to snow.  You can find her on Ice Society and www.amybeisel.com/. 

Erin Huck:

Erin is coming from Boulder, Co. and is the 2016 US National XC & STXC Champion.  Erin finished 4th in 2015 and 5th in 2016, and knows what she needs to do to get the Ice Trophy!  She rides for Cannondale-3Rox. Contact her on Ice Society, http://erinhuck.com  or twitter @EEHuck

Katerina Nash:

Katerina was born in the Czech Republic but now lives in Truckee, CA.  She finished 3rd in the 2015 Bell’s Iceman Cometh Challenge. She’s a Five-Time Olympian, 6X UCI World Cup Cyclocross winner & 7 broken ribs in one race, and maybe Saturday we’ll add Bell’s Iceman Cometh Champion!  Katerina is a member of Clif Pro Cycling Team.  Tweet her @KaterinaNash  or  find her on Ice Society. 

Leia Schneeberger

Leia was the 2017 Women’s Champion of  45NRTH Fat Bike Birkie Race. She is also the overall Champion for the second year in a row in the Wisconsin Off Road Series, placed 3rd at Ore2Shore and 1st in the Copper Harbor Festival.  She races for Broken Spoke Racing and Funkier Bike and placed 9th at last years race.

Please welcome and watch for these Bell’s Iceman Newbies:

Rose Grant, from Kalispell, Montana  racing for Stan’s-PIVOT Pro Team has some impressive 2017 wins. https://rose-grant.com)

Karen Jarchow racing for Team Topeak-Ergon was 2016 National Ultra Endurance  Marathon Champion and 2017 Fat Bike World Champion. @KarenJarchow

Also in the mix are our local Michigan Favorites:

Katie Clayton, finished 6th in the Pro Women Peak to Peak race even after a flat tire and 2nd overall female at the MMM Gravel Grinder.  She’s coached by Bell’s Iceman Veteran Mackenzie Woodrig. Katie packs a punch and we can’t wait to see what’s she got in this strong field of women.

Susan Vigland, I know we said this last year but Susan is STILL the quintessential local sweetheart.  She’s fast. She’s smart. She’s more ready than ever.  

Bridget Widrig, after a hiatus from the mountain bike scene, Bridget is back and we can only assumer stronger than ever. 

Finally, two 2016 Bell’s Iceman Junior Women Champs are stepping into the Pro Race, Summer Gilbert and Lexxie Mapes both won their age group categories as Juniors in 2016 and are making a play for the Pro Women game in 2017!

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