A few weeks ago, we reported that Liv Cycling had partnered with bike legend, Rebecca Rusch, an announcement we were really excited about.
Now Liv Cycling has released their full list of athletes for their 2020 cycling team. The team includes all 14 of last years athletes, plus three fresh faces: Savilia Blunk, Riley Miller and Lisa Tertsch.
The team is the only sanctioned all-women team in the Enduro World Series (EWS).
The New Riders
Blunk is a U23 cross country mountain bike athlete who won first place in the 2017 and 2018 National Championships and second last year.
Fourteen year old enduro racer, Miller won first place at the 2019 East Coast Junior Mountain Bike Championships, second place EWS80 Crankworx, Whistler, B.C. and second place Eastern States Cup Enduro World Series (EWS) Qualifier Pro Women’s class.
Tertsch, a Sprint and Olympic distance triathlete won U23 European Triathlon Championships in 2019, third at U23 World Triathlon Championships 2019, and was recently nominated as 2020 European Female Triathlete of the Year by the European Triathlon Union.
“We have increased our commitment to Liv Racing by investing in new athletes, additional staff infrastructure, and elevated race support. Athlete feedback is essential to our process of designing and engineering best in class bikes and gear. Each of these women is pushing the limits in her discipline while also furthering Liv’s mission.”Phoebe Liu, chief branding officer of Giant Group, which includes Liv Cycling, Giant, Momentum and CADEX brands
New Team Manager
In 2020, Liv Racing also welcomes new team manager Elizabeth Walker, and returning Liv Racing team mechanic Jessica Brousseau.
Walker, a former technical representative for Liv Cycling and mountain bike skills coach for Ladies AllRide and Grit Clinics, brings additional support to the Liv Racing team.
Brousseau supported the launch of Liv’s Intrigue Advanced in Squamish, BC, where she gained attention for her professionalism and skill.
Liv Cycling 2020 Team Roster
- Crystal Anthony (Bentonville, Arkansas) – Marathon, cross country, gravel and cyclocross athlete
- Kaysee Armstrong (Knoxville, Tennessee) – Marathon, cross country, gravel and cyclocross athlete
- Savilia Blunk (Durango, Colorado) – World Cup cross country athlete
- Shirin Gerami (London, England) – Ironman 70.3 Triathlete
- Serena Bishop Gordon (Bend, Oregon) – Marathon mountain biker, gravel and cyclocross athlete
- Radka Kahlefeldt (Queensland, Australia) – Ironman 70.3 Triathlete and former Olympian
- Ayesha McGowan (Decatur, Georgia) – Road athlete
- Riley Miller (Burke, Vermont) – Gravity athlete specializing in enduro and downhill
- Rae Morrison (Nelson, New Zealand) – Gravity athlete specializing in enduro
- Isabella Naughton (Flagstaff, Arizona) – Gravity athlete specializing in enduro
- Lesley Paterson (San Diego, California) – Off-road XTERRA Triathlete
- Leonie Picton (Whistler, BC, Canada) – Gravity athlete specializing in enduro
- Sam Scipio (Chicago, Illinois) – Gravel, cyclocross and adventure cycling athlete
- Allysa Seely (Colorado Springs, Colorado) – Paralympic Triathlete
- Lisa Tertsch (Darmstadt, Germany) – ITU World Cup Triathlete
- Sandra Walter (Coquitlam, BC, Canada) – World Cup cross country athlete
- Caroline Washam (Mooresville, North Carolina) – Gravity athlete specializing in downhill and dual slalom