BPG / Montano Velo Team 2008

For Immediate Release

Berkeley Patients Group/ Montano Velo Cycling Team Announces 2008 Roster

Oakland, CA (Feburary 1, 2008). Building off a successful sixth season, the BPG/Montano Velo Cycling Team has added top talent to its roster for the 2008 racing season. New riders Clint Rogers, Dylan Clark, Justin Fraga, J. D. Bergmann, Matt Tamel, Alberto Blanco, and returning to the team, Josh Snead, will join the current line-up of : Elliot Jaramillo, Paul Penn, Randy Bramblett, Matt Willinger, Aaron Cox, and Sean McBride. With the added depth and experience this will help our team maintain our goal of being one of the top Elite Teams in the Northern California and the country .

“Last year we had one of our best years for results as a team, with some major changes we have retooled our team to propel us further in 2008. We're very excited about the team we have assembled” commented Director, Etienne Fontan “We wanted to build on our momentum by adding more top talent to round out our very talented squad. We're very proud of this great group of riders!”

BPG / Montano Velo are one of the most successful teams in Northern California and one of the premier amateur teams in the country. In addition to over 80 top tens in 2007, BPG had a stint in the top ten NRC team rankings, and several top 5 performances in NRC races. For the 3rd year in a row, BPG / Montano Velo was the 2nd place team in the NCNCA Best All Around Team Competition. Our riders competed around the country and Internationally, and we have been the launching pad for several pro careers.

The team will be racing the NCNCA schedule in 2008 along with West Coast NRC races, we will be kicking off the season with the Napa, CA on February 10th.

About Berkeley Patients Group (http://www.berkeleypatientsgroup.com) one of California's largest and most respected medical cannabis dispensaries. Their sponsorship of our team this season is part of their commitment to promote healthy lifestyles for their patients and the community. In addition to providing safe legal access for its patients, BPG also runs a wellness clinic, a hospice, and provides yoga, accupuncture, and massage. Run with tremendous integrity since 1999, BPG is a groundbreaking model that we are proud to represent. BPG is extremely excited to sponsor such a dedicated and talented cycling team that embodies our own work ethic and follows our drive to succeed.

Montano Velo (http://www.montanovelo.com) The Bay area's Mecca for those who like to go fast on the road and track! Oakland-based and family-owned Montano Velo is the home base of the BPG cycling team. Awesome mechanics, great service, wide selection of all types of bicycles, and a real working jukebox! Stop in and say Hi to Jason and Fred Montano.

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RH Villa (http://www.rhvilla.com) The Russell Hall Villa is located in Montego Bay, Jamaica! The Villa is the perfect place to sunbathe and sip tropical drinks by a private pool after a long season on the road. The Villa sleeps eight and has all the amenities and attractions one could ask for. RH Villa has been the team's title sponsor for four years and has helped it develop into one of the most visible and successful teams in Northern California. In addition to support for our Oakland-based team, RH Villa has been a big supporter of the Jamaican National Cycling Program. If you're looking for a vacation spot for you and your sweetheart, or even a location for a team or family retreat consider a reservation at Russell Hall Villa!

Our Other Proud Sponsors:

3rd Rock: http://www.3rdrock.us
Cannondale: http://www.cannondale.com
Sock Guy: http://www.sockguy.com
Gut'r: http://www.sweatgutr.com
Vetta/ Acumen: http://www.vetta.com
Black Bottoms: http://www.blackbottoms.com
Thomson: http://www.lhthomson.com
Limar: http://www.limarhelmets.com/eng/
Sodie: http://pdunawayillustration.blogspot.com/

For more information regarding the team, please visit http://www.rhvilla.com/montanovelo or contact Etienne Fontan, Team VP at etienne@berkeleypatientsgroup.com.

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