Leah Goldstein for the win!

Defending Her Israeli National Time Trial and Road Race Titles, Leah Goldstein of ValueAct Capital Goes On To Capture the Trans Alps Road Stage Race Title

San Carlos, Calif. – July 21, 2008 – In what Leah described as some of her best performances ever, Leah Goldstein of ValueAct Capital posted impressive results, finishing first, at the Israeli National time trial and road race championships as well as the Trans Alps road stage race (July 19-26, 2008). She rides a Blue Nx7 road bike complete with Ritchey WCS handlebar, stem and seatpost, and a Blue T-16 time trial bike with additional Ritchey WCS components.

Despite brutal heat during the National Championships, Goldstein blew away all competition. In the 25 kilometer time trial, she won by nearly four minutes. In the 135 kilometer road race, she attacked only 45 kilometer in, never to look back, and won with a more than five minute lead.

Shortly thereafter, Goldstein travelled to Germany with her coach, as her teammate, to compete in the road version of the Trans Alps Challenge. This seven-day stage race included more than 10,000 feet of climbing per day and took riders from Germany to the Italian Alps. Goldstein and her coach beat the duo who had won the race for the past six years.

Training and racing on Ritchey product for the past two seasons, ValueAct Capital has ridden to worldwide victories on Ritchey components solidifying the team’s confidence in, and decision to, ride high-performance, race-level Ritchey products.

Ritchey’s WCS (World Championship Series) level components represent Ritchey’s highest level performance components. WCS components use the latest technology and material to accomplish components of the highest strength with minimal weight – the ideal ratio for top-level cycling.

Watch for the ValueAct Capital team in the upcoming Tour de Toona, July 21-27 in Altoona, Pa.

About Ritchey Sponsorships
Founded on Tom Ritchey’s own passion of riding and racing, for almost 30 years Ritchey Design has been dedicated to supporting profession and grassroots cycling teams across the globe. On the International level, Ritchey partners with Saunier Duval Scott Pro Cycling Team and Lampre Fondital Pro Cycling Team. In the US Professional circuit, Ritchey partners with HealthNet Powered by Maxxis and Jelly Belly Pro Cycling. In the women’s professional field, Ritchey partners with Team TIBCO, Team ValueAct Capital, PROMAN Paradigm, Team Cheerwine and Team Advil-ChapStick. On the Grassroots level, Ritchey supports over 160 teams across the United States and Canada. For inquiries regarding Ritchey sponsorship please visit www.ritcheylogic.com.

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