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Team information
Registered USA
Founded 2003 (2003)
Discipline Road
Status National (2012–2015) [1]
UCI Women's Team (2016–2017)
Bicycles Bianchi Bikes
Team name history
Colavita Bolla Wines
Colavita–Olive Oil
Colavita–Sutter Pro Cycling Team
Colavita Olive Oil–Sutter Home Wines Cycling Team
Colavita–Sutter Home p/b Cooking Light
Colavita/Baci Women's Cycling Team
Colavita-Forno d'Asolo Women's Cycling Team
Colavita–espnW Pro Cycling Team
Colavita–Fine Cooking

Colavita/Bianchi is a professional women's cycling team based in the United States that competes in elite road bicycle racing events. [2] [3]

Cycling team organizational unit consisting of cyclists and carers

A cycling team is a group of cyclists who join a team or are acquired and train together to compete in bicycle races whether amateur or professional – and the supporting personnel. Cycling teams are most important in road bicycle racing, which is a team sport, but collaboration between team members is also important in track cycling and cyclo-cross.

Road bicycle racing bicycle racing sport

Road bicycle racing is the cycle sport discipline of road cycling, held on paved roads. Road racing is the most popular professional form of bicycle racing, in terms of numbers of competitors, events and spectators. The two most common competition formats are mass start events, where riders start simultaneously and race to set finish point; and time trials, where individual riders or teams race a course alone against the clock. Stage races or "tours" take multiple days, and consist of several mass-start or time-trial stages ridden consecutively.


Colavita started sponsoring the team in 2003; in August 2017 the company said that it intended to withdraw its sponsorship at the end of the year. [4]


Colavita is an Italian company best known for olive oil.

Team roster

RiderDate of birth
Flag of the United States.svg  Whitney Allison  (USA) (1988-03-01) March 1, 1988 (age 30)
Flag of Canada.svg  Gillian Ellsay  (CAN) (1997-03-26) March 26, 1997 (age 21)
Flag of Austria.svg  Astrid Gassner  (AUT) (1995-10-30) 30 October 1995 (age 22)
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Emma Grant  (GBR) (1991-09-30) September 30, 1991 (age 26)
Flag of Australia.svg  Kendelle Hodges  (AUS) (1991-11-15) November 15, 1991 (age 26)
RiderDate of birth
Flag of the United States.svg  Abigail Mickey  (USA) (1990-07-03) July 3, 1990 (age 27)
Flag of Australia.svg  Jessica Mundy  (AUS) (1994-09-25) September 25, 1994 (age 23)
Flag of the United States.svg  Ellen Noble  (USA) (1995-12-03) December 3, 1995 (age 22)
Flag of the United States.svg  Amber Pierce  (USA) (1981-03-25) March 25, 1981 (age 37)
Flag of Canada.svg  Ellen Watters  (CAN) (1988-04-04) 4 April 1988 (age 30)

Major wins

Grand Prix Cycliste de Gatineau Road Race, Kimberley Wells

National champions

MaillotUSA.PNG USA U23 Cyclo-cross, Ellen Noble

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