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Bertine: Colavita, women's cycling a winning recipe

Colavita executive John Profaci talks with Kathryn Bertine about his company's successful sponsorship of women's cycling, and why investing in women's sports is smart.

By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Colavita's Joanie Caron takes time to mentor junior riders

    Women's cycling is still a fledging sport, but to hear it from some senior stars, it's come a long way. That same crop of riders is helping to ensure the sport's future.

    Nov 19 6:00 PM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Cycling champions overcome adversity

    Even the best face adversity. These five cycling champions demonstrate the indomitable spirit needed to overcome injury, illness and other roadblocks.

    Nov 1 4:11 PM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: A vicious cycle for pro female cyclists

    Unlike the higher-paid men, most professional female cyclists such as Mary Zider must work jobs to make ends meet, hindering their riding careers.

    Oct 19 11:27 AM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Being at worlds is a victory

    Kathryn Bertine knows that every competitor at cycling's world championships -- wherever they finished -- made a statement simply by being there.

    Oct 1 7:01 PM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Guloien sisters excel in separate sports

    For sisters Leah and Krista Guloien, athletic success is an inherited trait, but they are each making a name in separate sports.

    Sep 17 12:10 PM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: In cycling, older can mean better

    In women's cycling, the tactical savvy, mental toughness and cardio development that come with age can give older riders the advantage.

    Aug 31 2:08 PM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Defining winning in a whole new way

    For Team Colavita, just surviving the season was a victory. Kathryn Bertine wraps up the year that was and all the small victories along the way.

    Aug 14 11:07 AM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Gold-plated wisdom from Carpenter-Phinney

    Trailblazing Olympic gold medalist Connie Carpenter-Phinney talks with espnW about the state of women's cycling and the U.S. team's London prospects.

    Jul 26 5:22 PM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Jasmin Glaesser races to London

    Team Colavita needed an extra rider for its first race, but found a permanent fixture in the youthful, talented Jasmin Glaesser, who is also headed to London for Team Canada.

    Jul 20 8:23 AM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Giving back while moving forward

    Professional women's cyclists have plenty of power on the bike but perhaps even more pull in the charity world. Giving back seems to come with the territory.

    Jul 13 | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: 12-course recipe for cycling success

    All riders, from beginners to pros, should know proper nutrition. Kathryn Bertine of Team Colavita talks with former pro cyclist and registered dietitian Anne Guzman to find out what really makes the wheels go 'round.

    Jul 10 9:47 PM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Make no mistake, cycling is not as easy as riding a bike

    There's a lot more to professional cycling than meets the eye says Kathryn Bertine. Our resident expert provides some inside info on the inner working of a pro team.

    Jun 19 5:36 PM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Taking stock of the Exergy Tour

    Check out how Kathryn Bertine and Team Colavita fared at the Exergy Tour.

    May 29 1:48 PM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Early attacks take their toll on peloton at Exergy Tour

    Kathryn Bertine and Team Colavita battled through early attacks during Stage 4 of the Exergy Tour.

    May 28 1:03 AM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Team Colavita battles elements at Exergy Tour

    Kathryn Bertine and Team Colavita battled the elements during Stages 1 and 2 of the Exergy Tour.

    May 27 10:12 AM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Solid start for Team Colavita, but are thoughts were with Armstrong

    Maria-Luisa Calle helped give Team Colavita a solid showing in Thursday's prologue of the Exergy Tour.

    May 25 2:25 PM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Getting ready for Exergy Tour

    There is plenty on the line for Kathryn Bertine and Team Colavita at the Exergy Tour.

    May 25 9:42 AM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: A few tips for new cyclists

    From rookie mistakes to current blunders, Team Colavita knows there's a lot to learn about cycling. So, Kathryn Bertine and some of her teammates offer some tips for new cyclists.

    May 23 11:30 AM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: Meet Team Colavita

    Kathryn Bertine would like you to meet and appreciate her fellow cycling teammates at Team Colavita.

    Apr 27 5:14 PM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    Bertine: A cycling dream comes true

    Kathryn Bertine picks the perfect time to revisit what rookie mistakes to avoid on the road as a new cycling opportunity presents itself.

    Apr 23 2:14 PM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    London Calling: Putting the brakes on inequality in women's cycling

    The treatment of the Panamanian team during recent UCI races should sound the alarm that we need to stick up for the beginners, not discount them. After all, they are the future.

    May 18 2:59 PM ET | By Kathryn Bertine

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    London Calling: That's bike racing? Really?

    Despite her (mis)adventures in Holland -- FedEx! Bad seat posts! -- Kathryn Bertine is not giving up on her end goal of reaching the London Olympics.

    Apr 27 11:25 AM ET | By Kathryn Bertine