Cycling Utah's Female Road Racer of the Year Joins Powerhouse UCI Team
June 20, 2016 – Utah's Mindy McCutcheon has been signed by the Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling Team, a UCI level women's team partially based in Utah. McCutcheon will ride for Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling for the rest of 2016 and throughout 2017 and will race nationally and internationally.
McCutcheon has been riding for Canyon Bicycles Shimano, a Utah-based domestic elite team. She was Cycling Utah's Female Road Racer of the Year in 2015 having won all three state championship events and the Utah Cycling Association overall points series. In 2016, she has won numerous races including the East Canyon Echo Road Race and the Porcupine Big Cottonwood Hill Climb on the road, and the Stan Crane Memorial Intermountain Cup in the dirt. She has has strong results nationally including a win in the 30-34 field in the USAC Cyclocross National Championships and a 3rd place in the infamous Gila Monster stage of the Tour de Gila.
“We are excited to bring on Mindy, who has shown a lot of talent in climbing and hard stages. She also has incredible determination, and will slot in very well with our hard-working roster,” said team sports director Scott Warren.
McCutcheon joins a stellar squad of Utah based, and nationally based riders on fast rising Visit Dallas DNA Cycling Pro Cycling.
She will race with the team at the upcoming Cascade Cycling Classic (PRT/UCI 2.2) and in France's Tour Cycliste Féminin International de l’Ardèche (UCI 2.2).
2016 Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling Roster
Anna Grace Christiansen
Lauren De Crescenzo
Beth Ann Orton
Breanne Nalder (Utah based)
Mia Manganello (Utah based)
Mindy McCutcheon (Utah based)
Tiffany Pezzulo (Utah based)
Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling is a combined effort of FCS and K4 Racing. FCS (Foundation for the Cultivation of Sport) and K4 Racing merged in late 2015 to form the new team. Doug Clark is the driving force behind FCS, which has promoted women's cycling in Texas since 2004. K4 Racing was formed in 2012 by then Utah local Kemi King, Alex Kim, Cathy Fegan-Kim (of Cottonsox Photo fame), and Paxton Guymon.
When the two teams merged, team co-owner Alex Kim stated, “We are proud to bring another UCI-level women’s team to North America, adding to the strong and talented field. It’s exciting to see the growth of this sport; we’re lucky to have partnered with companies like Orbea (the team's bike sponsor) which share our desire to support women’s cycling through competition.”
Visit Dallas DNA Pro Cycling is sponsored by Visit Dallas and the Dallas Convention and Visitor's Bureau and DNA Cycling.
Visit Dallas works to “market Dallas as the ideal convention and visitor destination to the regional, national, and international marketplace and to favorably impact the Dallas economy through meetings and tourism.”
DNA Cycling is a Utah based bicycle clothing manufacturer that has supported the local cycling community for years.
Learn more about the team at visitdallasDNA.com.
Note: Team member Lauren De Crescenzo suffered severe injuries in a crash earlier this season. A fundraiser to help with her medical and life expenses is here: https://www.gofundme.com/WolfpackLauren