2013 Highlights include U23 National Criterium Championship, 2nd in NRC Standings
The Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team is pleased to announce its 2014 professional roster with the return of two-time U23 National Criterium Champion Ty Magner, and Joey Rosskopf, who finished second in 2013 NRC standings.
Under the guidance of Chief Sports Director Thomas Craven, in 2013 the team stepped up its race program yet proved competitive in nearly every domestic and international race it entered. Notable results included:
- National Championships: 1st U23 Criterium Championship, time trial silver medal
- NRC Standings: 2nd overall
- Tour de Beauce: time trial win
- Tour of Utah: Best Young Rider's jersey after finishing 3rd on stage 1
- Fleche du Sud: Stage win, 1st Team Classification, 3rd General Classification
- Paris Arras: 1st General Classification, 1st Team Classification
- Cascade Cycling Classic: Criterium win, and 1st and 2nd on final stage. 2nd General Classification
- Joe Martin Stage Race: Team podium sweep, stage 3
- Puivelde Kermis win by Robin Carpenter
Consistency from start to finish was a defining aspect of the 2013 campaign.
"It's hard to pick one or two highlights from 2013 because we achieved significant results through the entire season, and at both national and international levels," said Thomas Craven. "Winning another national championship and finishing second in the NRC standings sets the bar high for 2014, and gives our riders the confidence to know they can compete at the top levels of the sport."
The Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team is registered with USA Cycling as a UCI Continental Team, and a commitment by Rich and George Hincapie and Mark Holowesko to support cycling's next generation. For 2014 the team welcomes the arrival of bike sponsor Felt, which is providing FC framesets for road races and criteriums, and the DA1 for time trials.
"We are thrilled to be working with the Hincapie Sportswear Development Cycling Team and look forward to an exciting North American racing presence with them," says Doug Martin, Felt's Sports Marketing Director. "Working with and developing emerging talent is something Felt has always thrived on, and with the Hincapie development program we have an opportunity to get behind something very special. This team fits right into what Felt has always stood for and we are really looking forward to 2014 together."
The 2014 roster includes returning riders Alder Martz, Ty Magner, Joey Rosskopf, Joe Lewis, Oscar Clark, Robin Carpenter and Thomas Wrona. New to the team are Chris Butler, Charlie Hough, Jake King, Toms Skujins, Alexander Ray, Dion Smith, Miguel Bryon and Joe Schmalz.
Fleetwood RV and Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation have joined the team as official vehicle partners, which will be unveiled at the team's Greenville training camp, February 16-23. There, the team will race the Hincapie Sportswear Greenville Spring Training Series to warm up for its first major objective, the Redlands Cycling Classic.
The Hincapie Sportswear Development CyclingTeam is sponsored by Hincapie Sportswear, Mark Holowesko, Felt Bicycles, Giro helmets, Smith Optics, Lake Cycling, K3 Holders, Osymetric USA, Michelin, ZEVLIN, Finish Line USA, Thule, Cytomax, Bonk Breaker, Huma Chia Energy Gel, Spyder Outerwear, Intelligentsia Coffee, Shimano, Pro Bike Gear WCJ Pilgrim, Viva Raw, Carmichael Training Systems, Normatec, Trigger Point, Eastside Chiropractic, RockTape, Velo Saddles GoSoap Sports Detergent, HED Wheels and ParkTool.
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