Such great news today here in Coloradee. My man Mark Legg-Compton sent me an email with the press release you see below. Katie got her ride! Katie’s race resume is now legend, but Mark is one fast mo fo too having traded paint with him in many a master’s and elite race here at altitude. I speak from experience. I love seeing his name when I watch old ‘Cross Worlds DVD’s. The Compton’s are crossilific.
Another super interesting aspect is that she'll be rocking a RAD frame for this season. It is safe to say that the bike is FAST. Just ask the Lil' Prince what carried him to the stripes in Hoogerheide. The rubber will also be pristine. Mark will let the world know about these changes soon...
Have a read of the press release below. She and Page make up a sick elite duo brining some American hup hup to the Euros. Bring it, Katie and JP!
Madison, Wisc.- August 20, 2009 - Planet Bike, a leading manufacturer of innovative, high quality, and practical bicycle accessories, is excited to announce that Katie Compton is the newest addition to Planet Bike’s 2009/10 cyclocross team.
Compton is a five time U.S. National Cyclocross Champion, and last season captured the Bronze medal at the Hoogerheide World Cyclocross Championship with an aggressive ride to secure her second Cyclocross World Championship medal. "I'm really excited to be representing Plant Bike this season," said Compton. . "Planet Bike is a great company and I am looking forward to teaming up with elite riders like Jonathan Page .”
"It is an absolute dream come true for us to have two of the best cyclocrossers in US history in Compton and Page riding for our small company. Besides being outstanding riders, both Katie and JP are quality people who are very representative of the Planet Bike philosophy of hard work and doing things the right way," stated Planet Bike's founder Bob Downs.
Compton will race primarily in Europe competing in all of the rounds of the World Cup. On January 31, 2010, will be chasing after the rainbow stripes at the World Championships in the Czech Republic. "I really feel it's within my reach. After two close calls I'm hoping for rain or snow and going all out for the win," says Compton who excels when the heavens open up turning courses into epic cyclocross contests.
Compton starts the season in her new team colors and new equipment sponsors at the upcoming Cross Vegas where Compton will look to defend her title. "It's going to be an epic race in Vegas. I'm very motivated to start the season off with a good result representing Planet Bike." Compton will then fly to Madison to ride in the Planet Bike sponsored USGP event on September 26-27.
Planet Bike builds high quality bicycle accessories that make it easier for people to ride their bikes. Since its inception in 1996, Planet Bike has believed in the potential of the bicycle to improve the world and the lives of the people in it. Therefore, each year it has donated at least 25% of profits to causes that promote and facilitate the use of the bicycle. By the end of 2009, Planet Bike will have donated $1 million the grassroots advocacy movement.