With September half gone and 'cross races already starting in Colorado, New England, and elsewhere, it's about time to preview the 2008-09 version of the CLIF BAR Development Cyclo-Cross Team.
First, some things remain the same: the team again is focused on Junior/U23 development and Colorado riders. Almost all of our amazing sponsors have returned to help keep a great program running smoothly. The team again will be emphasizing "sustainable cycling" in its operations, bike industry partnerships, and community involvement. Our race schedule will be geared towards the Colorado schedule, Worlds-qualifier races, and Nationals.
Some changes: Our two U23 veterans (Brady Kappius '04, and Danny Summerhill '05) have graduated up to the elite TEAM CLIF BAR squad, joining Troy Wells (Devo team in '05, '06).
Over the summer we were fortunate to add some new up-and-coming 'cross riders: juniors Zane Godby (15-16) and Dave Kessler (15-16), and Under-23 mountain bikers Colin Cares and Mitch Hoke.