Sorella Race Team Jumping into 2022
Karen Richardson | Published on 2/14/2022
The Sorella Cycling race team for 2022 is a great mix of returning and new-to-Sorella racers. The veterans range from a couple years on the team to several who have been racing for Sorella for 6, 8 or even 12 years! We range in age from 30’s to 60’s and cover road and off-road. Our team has numerous champions and medalists and are regularly on national and international podiums for USA Cycling, National Senior Games, UCI World Gran Fondo, and Masters Cycling World Federation. We are especially proud of Kim Nelson, 2021 USA Cycling Masters Crit Champ for her age group.
All stunning photos above taken by our lovely sponsor Shan Roberts Photography
This will be my second year racing for Sorella and I can’t say enough about how positive and supportive this team is. Prior to joining, and being new to the road racing scene, I immediately saw how well respected Sorella racers were by race organizers, other teams and spectators. Sorella racers are so encouraging and motivating to everyone around.
What are we up to in 2022? You name it - road, MTB, gravel, crit, track and CX - we will be there! A dozen Sorella racers will be taking on Southern Cross in February. This gravel race in North Georgia has a very challenging course that crosses up and over the Appalachian Trail several times. A few of us have also found ourselves registered for Unbound, and will be tackling the flint hills of Emporia, KS this June. The roadies will tackle the Ga Tech race in Calhoun in early spring, and the UCI World Gran Fondo qualifier Cheaha Challenge in May. Mountain bikers have their hands full with the winter Snake Creek Time Trial (known for its 20 degree temps and ice), and the 3/6 hour Chain Buster series, just examples of our team's full race schedule!
Curious about racing? Come to one of our races and look for the orange Sorella tent. We would love to have club members show up to cheer! And we are always more than happy to talk to you about racing. Look on the website for our upcoming races. Come on out and cheer us on! This stunning photo you see here? Taken by our very own Trish Alberts!
2022 Race Team
Trish Albert, Claudia Bailey, Leigh Easter, Julie Gazmararian, Darcy Grimes, Saskia Hoppe, Melanie King, Jennifer Klein, Brittany Mixon, Kim Nelson, Katie Pothier, Sylvia Poulos, Karen Richardson, Diane Schleicher, Loretta Simpson, Hannah Stacey, Barbara Wiggins, Stefanie Wilmert, Samantha Lindsey Wotiz, Natalie Arkfeld, Christine Curtin, Christine Walkerwicz, Kathleen Quinn