Colavita/Sutter Home Women's Cycling Team

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Kelly Benjamin
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Kelly Benjamin

Date of Birth: May 7, 1975
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo
Cycling Strengths: Sprinting

Kelly was a top sprinter with Cheerwine Professional Cycling Team for the last three years. In 2008, Kelly took the overall title for the USA Criterium Series, recording over 10 victories and podium spots on the NRC circuit. Working in tandem with Colavita/Sutter Home's powerhouse sprinters, Kelly will use her tactical knowledge and racing savvy to fight to the line when a large bunch is storming to the finish. Kelly started her athletic career as a competitive swimmer and attended UNLV on a swimming scholarship. After working as a firefighter for six years, Kelly made her debut on the pro cycling circuit in 2005. She is married to Bill and enjoys poker, mountain biking, and spending time with her dog Speedo when she's not training or racing.

2008 Results (Team Cheerwine)
1st Tulsa Tough – Overall
1st AT&T Austin Downtown Criterium
1st Downtown Walterboro Criterium
2nd Giro della Montagne
2nd Tour of Somerville
2nd Sunny King Criterium
3rd San Francisco Twilight Criterium
3rd Steadman Hawkins Cycling Classic
3rd Uptown Greenwood Cycling Challenge

2007 Results (Cheerwine Professional Cycling Team)
1st Beaufort Memorial Cycling Classic
1st Jacksonville Cycling Classic
2nd USA Criterium Championship Series – Overall

Career Highlights
International Cycling Classic (Superweek) – Overall Champion (2006, 2007)
Member, USA Track & Field Team (2007)


 

 

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