• 2013/04/04 High hopes for neo pro Walle - Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies racer set for Redlands
    • High hopes for neo pro Walle - Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies racer set for Redlands

      Conventional wisdom says that lightning doesn't strike the same place twice, but Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies director Rachel Heal is trying to beat the odds this year by signing a relatively unknown rider, Brianna Walle, whom she hopes will prove to be another diamond in the rough.

       

      Heal hit the jackpot last season by signing Nature Valley Pro Chase discovery Jade Wilcoxson after the relative newcomer earned the Nature Valley Grand Prix berth and took the top amateur prize there. Wilcoxson rewarded Heal's risk-taking by placing third overall this season in the National Race Calendar individual standings and then topping it off with a silver medal at the cyclo-cross national championships and a chance to compete at the world championships in Kentucky.

       

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