As we head into the final stage at the US Pro Cycling Challenge in Denver, we wanted to take a minute to say thank you to the race promoters that invited our small development team to the biggest race in North America. Shawn Hunter, John Greene, and Medalist Sports went out on a limb to invite the team and although many people questioned our inclusion, we were determined not to let them down.
Going into the event our goal was not to win, but to race. This was an incredible opportunity give our riders experience racing among the bests cyclists in the world in one of the toughest races in the country.
So race we did. Coming off a solid performance at the Tour of Utah, there was already some new interest in the team and people were buzzing about what we might be able to do in Colorado. Day one we started out strong with two guys in the break, and in Stage 2 Robin Carpenter had an absolutely stellar ride on the dangerous Keebler’s Pass soloing all the way to the finish at Crested Butte! The team has blown us away with their hard efforts in each and every stage - attacking, working together to place riders in almost every break, setting up for sprints, and turning themselves inside out with 110% effort to haul themselves to the finish line. Cycling fans around the country have started to take notice and our team is definitely now on the radar of the national cycling circuit. We could not be more proud of all of our team members, directors, and staff for working so hard and proving that the event directors knew exactly what they were doing when they invited us to race.
Thanks Shawn, John, and Medalist for this amazing opportunity, and thank you Colorado for a fantastic event! See you next year!