Vanderkitten-Focus announced today that the team has signed Ruth Winder for the 2012 season. The eighteen-year-old Winder has won several junior national titles on the track, and was a member of a national championship team pursuit squad. Winder comes to Vanderkitten after riding for the PB & Co. Twenty12 team, who will become Exergy Twenty12 next season. She will bring her finishing speed to Vanderkitten-Focus and she will ride the NRC Redlands Classic with her new team. Next season marks Winder's second adventure with the Vanderkittens. She first wore the Vanderkitten colors in 2008 as a junior.
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Director Jono Coulter adds "Ruth is the kind of athlete we want to have on Vanderkitten-Focus. She has considerable talent and speed, and an undeniable work ethic. She is the perfect level of contradictaries- she is adorable yet has unstoppable will power. She is a friendly yet focused youngster and will be a great addition to our squad as we target some of the top races in the USA"
Coulter has also hinted that the team has another big signing announcement on the way.