sorella cycling 2016 womens race team for road mountain bike cyclocross and track racing

The Sorella Cycling race team is composed of women of all ages and abilities who race road, mountain bike, cyclocross, and track.  We have two levels of racing commitment which include the Veloce and Allegro Teams.  The Veloce Team has more race experience and commits to more racing and volunteering requirements. Our Allegro Team members are usually new to racing.  Check out the team bios below, and follow them on Instagram.

Our race season runs from January though December of a given year.  We accept race team applications in September/October for the following year’s team.

Jean Miller - Veloce

Jean Miller - Veloce

Larwenceville, Georgia

Race Team Director

Primary Discipline
Cyclocross Cat 3
Years Racing
17 (5th with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Climbing, Endurance, chasing Bhop
Career Highlights

  • 2017 Cyclocross Nationals (8th 40+ and 10th 50-54)
  • 2016 Turkey Cross (1st Women 1/2/3)
  • 2016 Elks Aidmore CX (2nd Women 1/2/3)
  • 2016 Cyclocross Nationals (45-49 Masters)
  • Snake Creek Gap Time Trial (2014)
Kim Cross - Veloce

Kim Cross - Veloce

Atlanta, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Mountain Bike – Cat 2 / Sport
Years Racing
5 (with Sorella Cycling 5 years)
Strengths
Rocky, technical terrain
Career Highlights

  • 2016 Mohican 100
  • Snake Creek Gap Time Trial 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Winning first cross country race
Deidra James - Veloce

Deidra James - Veloce

Mableton, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Mountain Bike – Cat 2 Sport
Years Racing
5 (2 with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Climbing
Career Highlights

  • 6 hour Chainbuster Series – 2nd place (2016)
  • Mohican 100 miler Finisher (2016)
Julie Gazmararian - Veloce

Julie Gazmararian - Veloce

Decatur, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Road – Endurance
Years Racing
33 (11 with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Endurance and Determination
Career Highlights

  • RAAM Qualifier
  • Alaska 1200K with son on support crew
Alexandra Martinez (Ali) - Veloce

Alexandra Martinez (Ali) - Veloce

Chattanooga, TN

Primary Discipline
Mountain Bike – Cat 1
Years Racing
15 (6 with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
All arounder, technical trails
Career Highlights

  • 1st – 24 hours of Old Pueblo – 1st 4 person Womens Team (2006)
  • 1st – Crown King XC – Cat 1 (2005)
Cambrie Epperson - Veloce

Cambrie Epperson - Veloce

Woodstock, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Cyclocross – Cat 3
Years Racing:
2 (all with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Hill climbing
Career Highlights

  • Cyclocross Nationals (Hartford 2017)
  • Cyclocross National (Asheville 2016)
  • Cat 4 to Cat 3 in first cyclocross season (2015)
Angela Barros - Veloce

Angela Barros - Veloce

Mableton, Georgia

Years Racing
2 (2nd with Sorella Cycling)
Primary Discipline
Road – Cat 4
Strengths
Endurance & Persistence
Career Highlights

  • 3nd Place Cat 4 GA Games Time Trial
  • 3rd Place Cat 4 Healthy Newton Omnium
Trish Albert - Veloce

Trish Albert - Veloce

Smyrna, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Cyclocross Cat 3
Years Racing
20 (7 years with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Technical, Cyclocross dismounts and mounts
Career Highlights

  • 4x Medalist Masters Track Championship (2016)
  • 2nd at CX Nationals (2002)
  • More than 2 dozen MTB & CX overall awards
Emily Davenport - Veloce

Emily Davenport - Veloce

Alpharetta, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Mountain Bike – Cat 2 / Sport
Years Racing
4 (with Sorella 3 years)
Strengths
Climbing
Career Highlights

  • 6 hr Chainbuster Series winner (2015)
  • 3rd Sport Women – Black Bear Rampage (2015)
Bianca Martin - Veloce

Bianca Martin - Veloce

Atlanta, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Road
Years Racing
2 (first with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Hills and suffering
Career Highlights

  • 1st – Tour of Southern Highlands (2015) first race!!
Lara Richards - Veloce

Lara Richards - Veloce

Winder, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Mountain Bike
Years Racing
2 (second year with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Cornering, enduro
Career Highlights

Brittany Montgomery (Bhop) - Veloce

Brittany Montgomery (Bhop) - Veloce

Atlanta, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Cyclocross – Cat 2
Years Racing
9 (5th year with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Sprinting, Taking hand-ups, and chasing Jean
Career Highlights

  • ORAMM 2nd (2016)
  • 2nd – GA State CX Championship Cat 2 (2016)
  • 2nd – Women 1/2/3 Georgia Cross Series (2016)
Carolyn Baldwin - Veloce

Carolyn Baldwin - Veloce

Atlanta, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Cyclocross – Cat 3
Years Racing:
2 (2nd with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Technical courses
Career Highlights

  • 2015 Cyclocross Cat 4 State Champion
Stephanie Wilmert - Veloce

Stephanie Wilmert - Veloce

Atlanta, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Mountain Bike – Cat 1 / Expert
Years Racing
11 (3rd with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Career Highlights

  • 6Hr Southeastern Womens Champion (2012&2013)
  • 2010 Sport GSC Champion
Ellen Carroll - Veloce

Ellen Carroll - Veloce

Atlanta, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Mountain Bike – Pro/Expert
Years Racing
16 (first with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Technical singletrack, climbing, descending, endurance
Career Highlights

  • 4th Masters World ChampionshipS XC
  • SERC Overall Champion
  • Big Frog 65 NUE 11th Open Women
  • Assault on Mount Mitchell Off Road 5th Open Women
  • Fools Gold 50 NUE 6th Open Women
Barbora Stella - Veloce

Barbora Stella - Veloce

Lilburn, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Road – Cat 2
Years Racing
2 (First year with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Climbing and Endurance
Career Highlights

  • Six Gaps (2016)
  • GA State Championship (2016)
Laina Palmeri - Veloce

Laina Palmeri - Veloce

Dacula, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Mountain Bike – Cat 2/Sport
Years Racing
11 (all with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Climbing
Career Highlights

  • Dirty Spokes 12 Hr Series Winner (2009)
  • 1st Sport Women – Black Bear Rampage (2009)
Jennifer Klein - Veloce

Jennifer Klein - Veloce

Atlanta, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Road – Cat 3
Years Racing
7 (4th year with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Hill climbing, endurance
Career Highlights

  • USA Cycling Masters Nationals, Silver Medalist (2016)
  • USA Cycling Masters Regionals, Omnium Winner (2016)
  • RAAM Finisher, Sorella RAAM (2015)
  • Six Gap Century QOM (2015)
  • Georgia Golden Olympics, Gold Medalist (2014)
Kim Nelson - Veloce

Kim Nelson - Veloce

Decatur, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Road – Cat 3
Years Racing
6 (all with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Endurance, Experience, Focus
Career Highlights

  • World Masters Cycling Federation Road Champion, Austria (2016)
  • USA Cycling Masters National Road Champion, (2016)
  • Bronze Medalist WMCF Road, Austria (2014)
  • 1st Expert Div, Overall Rider World Senior Games – Utah (2013)
Chloe Murdock - Veloce

Chloe Murdock - Veloce

Atlanta, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Road – Cat 4
Years Racing
3 (third year with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Climbing
Career Highlights

  • 3rd Cat 4 – Across the Beeriers (2015)
  • Trans Alp MTB trip (2015)

Allegro Team

Terri Latimer - Allegro

Terri Latimer - Allegro

Roswell, Georgia

Years Racing
2 (first with Sorella)
Primary Discipline
Mountain Biking
Strengths
Climbing and Sprinting
Career Highlights

  • 200 miles on Colorado Trail
Sarah Hoots - Allegro

Sarah Hoots - Allegro

Albany, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Road – Cat 4
Years Racing
1 (1st with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Short Steep Climbs and Sprinting
Career Highlights

  • Keeping up with JKlein on Tuesdays
Susan Barrett - Allegro

Susan Barrett - Allegro

Augusta, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Road – Cat 4
Years Racing
2 (first with Sorella Cycling)

Kelly Gwin - Allegro

Kelly Gwin - Allegro

Smyrna, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Mountain Bike
Years Racing
1 (first with Sorella)
Strengths
Stuffing food in my face with one one hand while riding!
Career Highlights

  • 1st – Big Ring Challenge – Base (2016)
  • 2nd – Battle for Paynes Creek – Co-Ed (2016)
Katie Hamlin - Allegro

Katie Hamlin - Allegro

Atlanta, Georgia

Years Racing
1 (first with Sorella)
Primary Discipline
Road – Cat 4
Strengths
Endurance and climbing
Career Highlights

  • 1st Snake TT(34mi – 2017)
  • ToSH RR – 3rd Cat 4/5 (2017)
  • Summer Solstice 300k (2016)

Charity Newsome - Allegro

Woodstock, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Road
Years Racing
1 (first with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Endurance

Dawn Hill - Allegro

Dawn Hill - Allegro

Atlanta, Georgia

Years Racing
3 (first with Sorella Cycling)
Primary Discipline
Road – Cat 2
Strengths
Climbing & Endurance
Career Highlights

  • 1st Woman – Assault on Mountain Mitchell (2016)
  • 1st – Tour of Southern HIghlands, Cat 3 (2016)
  • Winner – Sunny King, Cat 4 (2014)
Ali Lecraw - Allegro

Ali Lecraw - Allegro

Smyrna, Georgia

Primary Discipline
Mountain Bike
Years Racing
1 (first with Sorella Cycling)
Strengths
Climbing and Technical Skills
Career Highlights

  • 3rd – Couch Potato, Brevard, NC (2016)