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Schwinn Sponsored UW Cycling Team First Race of Season

Feb 24, 2006

While students were sleeping in or maybe hitting the library on Saturday and Sunday morning of this past weekend, the UW � Madison Cycling Team was rising at 6AM in Indiana to compete in their first cycling races of the spring collegiate road season.

The road race on Saturday and the fast-paced criterium (sort of like NASCAR on bikes) on Sunday were hosted by Depauw University in below-freezing temperatures, and the riders, representing schools from all over the Midwest Conference, were all smiles.

With 25 riders representing the UW team, an impressive amount for the very first weekend, the Badgers demonstrated their competitiveness with high finishes in each race. Highlights included Casey Cessna in the women�s A and Ryan Baumann in the men�s B category road races of Saturday, both of whom placed 5th in their race. Sunday�s criterium races saw the UW men�s B team put on a clinic as Ryan Baumann and Eric Dier grabbed the 1 and 2 spots respectively. Many other UW riders placed well in their categories, and if this is any sign of things to come for the UW Cycling Team, then we�re in for an exciting season.

-Matthew Kotler
Press Coordinator UW Cycling