2104 Jelly Belly Cycling Team presented by MAXXIS
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Our riders eat their share of Jelly Belly jelly beans and give away lots of samples to the fans they meet at races and on their training rides. Their favorite flavors span the range of Official Flavors from Juicy Pear to Blueberry to Sizzling Cinnamon, but most agree their favorite Sport Beans flavors are berry (non-caffeinated) and extreme watermelon (caffeinated). The boys are loving sport beans recovery crisps, the newest addition to their cache of sports nutrition products from jelly belly.
Key riders set to return from the winning 2013 squad include Fred Rodriguez, the reigning four-time U.S. National Road Cycling Champion who has signed a two year contract, and two-time Mexican National Champion Luis Lemus. Joining them will be Serghei Tvetcov, whose breakout 2013 season included multiple podium appearances at Cascade, Nature Valley, and Tour of Alberta. Nature Valley stage winner Sean Mazich, Nic Hamilton (of the Canadian National Team) and time-trial specialist Ian Burnett return as well.
Team director Danny Van Haute has brought on some new talent to support his veterans and round out the squad: former Australian National Australian Road Race Champion (2008), Matthew Lloyd, who rode the last two years for Lampre-Merida and has claimed a stage victory in Stage Six of the Giro d’Italia and won the overall King of the Mountains competition, former U23 National Road Race Champion Kirk Carlsen signs on after last year’s overall win at the Sea Otter Classic. Jacob Rathe, all-around talent who rode for Jelly Belly as a neo-pro in 2010, returns after three years riding as a domestique for Garmin. Neo pros include Andrew Sjogren, time trial specialist Devon Dunn, climber Johnathan Freter, and sprinter Steve Fisher who won the 2013 Tour de Delta.
Led by Team Director Danny Van Haute, this talented squad, with the support of its sponsors, stands poised to continue its winning ways as it prepares to contest prestigious races in the NRC Calendar and several UCI races at home and abroad, including the Tour of Utah, USA Pro Challenge, inaugural Tour of Alberta and Japan Cup.