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Greta Neimanas joins
Peanut Butter & Co.TWENTY12


Greta Neimanas
5 x World Championship Medalist

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The Road to TWENTY12


Colorado Springs, CO (November 12, 2010) -
Paralympic athlete Greta Neimanas to join Peanut Butter & Co.TWENTY12 for 2011 season. Neimanas grew up participating in Paralympic sport programs at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC), she was inspired to take up competitive cycling after watching the 2004 Paralympic Games in Athens, Greece, which she attended as part of the Paralympic Experience Program, a grassroots education and outreach initiative of U.S. Paralympics.

Within a year of starting her competitive career, Neimanas was invited to a U.S. Paralympics National Team camp in November 2005 in Chula Vista, Calif. Since that time, she has collected five world championships medals (4 silver, 1 bronze) and competed at the 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing, China.

"U.S. Paralympics is thrilled at the addition of Greta to the 2011 Peanut Butter & Co Twenty12 athlete roster" Remarked Craig Griffin, Director, U.S Paralympics, "With the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games less than two years away it is paramount to provide athletes every opportunity available to prepare and compete at the highest level. As a member of this team Greta will have the support and mentoring of world class athletes and team to draw from in her quest to be atop of the podium in London."

Neimanas will join the team for several races and camps and will also continue to focus on Para-cycling events for qualification for World Championships and ultimately the London 2012 Paralympics.

"We are delighted to add Greta to our roster", quoted Team Founder/Manager, Nicola Cranmer, "her goals are very much in line with the goals of the Peanut Butter & Co.TWENTY12 program. It's our hope to assist Greta in her quest for world and paralympic gold."

"I'm very excited to be a part of Peanut Butter & Co Twenty12 for the 2011 season! Having the opportunity to learn from and race with some of the best athletes is the world will be extremely beneficial in my preparation for the upcoming Paralympic Games" remarked Neimanas, "Looking towards 2012 and the London Games, my goal is to be on top of the podium, and I believe this program will help me get there. Having Kristin Armstrong as a teammate next year will be tremendous! Being able to learn from and race with an Olympic and World Champion is a very special opportunity. I'm looking forward to learning from the best."

Greta will be riding a SRAM Red equipped Felt with Zipp wheels, tires, bar, stem and seatpost.

Neimanas became a resident athlete at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado in 2007 and, in addition to her training, is also a student at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. Along with cycling, Neimanas enjoys skiing, kayaking, wakeboarding and photography.

For More information check USA Paralympics

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