Bill Elliston versus Laura Van Gilder
Mentor versus Student.
Two incredible cyclists whose accomplishments are topped only by the amount of class they have, and what they give back to the sport that defines them.
Both started their professional careers with the Navigators teams. Bill would go on to race professionally with Sony Music Studios, TARGETRAINING, and Rite Aid Pro Cycling. Laura would go on to race with Schwab, Trek Plus, Saturn, and Quark Cycling.
Bill has racked up over 65 career wins, 225 top tens, a couple PA crit championships, a couple MAC cross championships, won races in Belize, and much more as he continues to race today for the Van Dessel Factory Team while running his coaching business.
Laura is one of, if not the most, winningest female cyclists in the country. She’s won everything from the Tour of Somerville, Chris Thater, Bermuda GP crit and circuit, Wendy’s International Cycling Classic, the CSC Invitational, a stage at Tour de Toona, Bike Jam, and much more including first in the NRC and a USA national crit championship. Oh yeah, she also represented the US in cross worlds. Laura continues to race with the C3/Mellow Mushroom team.
This will be one incredible match. Get your vote on.